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Boo Radley Coming Of Age Analysis

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Part of coming of age also includes defeating social prejudices. In the ending chapters, Scout leads Boo Radley back home, and she states, “If Miss Stephanie Crawford was watching from her upstairs window, she would see Arthur Radley escorting me down the sidewalk, as any gentleman would do,” because Boo was always thought of as a wicked, malicious man who never came outside, and Scout acknowledges that these gossips are wrong (Lee 373; ch. 31). She realizes that, if she wanted to get rid of the stigma surrounding Boo, she would have to act as if he was the most courteous man in the whole world. That way, if Miss Stephanie were to see, she could tell all of Maycomb how honorable Arthur Radley really was. By accomplishing this, Scout showed
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