Minor Characters In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, many significant minor characters are used to demonstrate the young protagonist's path to adulthood. As the novel continues Scouts perception of Boo Radley changes drastically, in the beginning, he is viewed as a bloody murdering monster, and Scout is terrified of him. As years go by she starts to lose interest in the mythical Boo Radley and is more interested in Mr.s Dubose. Finally, by the end of the novel, she is used to Boo Radley and is exercising her use of empathy to start to think of him as a man as opposed to a monster. Through To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee explores the use of Scouts ever-growing use of empathy towards Boo, to show her path to adulthood.
Early in the novel, when Scout is still forming her views and opinions of the town of Maycomb, Jem gives her a detailed description of Boo Radley. One afternoon Scout, Jem, and Dill are staring at the Radley place in wonder and bewilderment after Dill asks the alluring question of; “Wonder what he looks like?”(14) Scout thinks back to the answer she got from her brother; “Jem gave a reasonable description of Boo: Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that's why his hands were bloodstained - if you ate animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the
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