Boo is a Crazy Maniac in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Essay

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Boo Radley is portrayed as a crazy maniac due to the rumors spread about him and a trial he underwent as a teenager.(Scout) "So Jem received most of his information from Miss Stephanie Crawford, a neighborhood scold, who said she knew the whole thing. According to Miss Stephanie, Boo was sitting in the livingroom cutting some items from 'The Maycomb Tribune' to paste in his scrapbook. His father entered the room. As Mr. Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities."(pg 11)Scout and Jem look upon him with fear and suspicion from the stories that surround them from the time they were children. She gradually becomes aware that Boo is just lonely and wants …show more content…
Boo Radley is portrayed as a crazy maniac due to the rumors spread about him and a trial he underwent as a teenager.(Scout) "So Jem received most of his information from Miss Stephanie Crawford, a neighborhood scold, who said she knew the whole thing. According to Miss Stephanie, Boo was sitting in the livingroom cutting some items from 'The Maycomb Tribune' to paste in his scrapbook. His father entered the room. As Mr. Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities."(pg 11)Scout and Jem look upon him with fear and suspicion from the stories that surround them from the time they were children. She gradually becomes aware that Boo is just lonely and wants to befriend them. In attempt to reach out and communicate with Scout and Jem, he leaves gifts for them in a tree.He also covered scout with a blanket when she was cold and folded and stitched jem's pants. Towards the end of the book was Boo's final heroic act. He rescues Jem and Scout from the hands of danger by terminating Bob Ewell. By now Scout realizes that he is just painfully shy and circumstances surrounding his life were beyond his control. Boo Radley genuinley cares for them, enough to face a drunk and armed Mr.Ewell.This is similiar to Mrs.Dubose in which she is seen as a racist and crankly old lady to Jem and Scout. She often insulted Atticus which drove jem crazy."You're father's no better than the niggers and trash he works

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