To Kill A Mockingbird As A Outsider Analysis

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Outsiders are something every person comes across in the course of their lifetime. They could be witnessed from the outside, seeing outsiders as a weird uncle or the kid who got picked on during high school. On the contrary, you yourself could have felt like an outsider to the atmosphere and people surrounding you. Either way, we can see how society can create divisions between people, sorting outsiders from everyone else. In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, there are many outsiders who are excluded from different aspects of Maycomb, Alabama's society and standards. Boo Radley, Dolphus Raymond, and Atticus Finch are characters who are contrasting to the norms of Maycomb and are put in the category of being outsiders.
Boo Radley is one of the most recognized outsiders of Maycomb, Alabama. Much of the town's rumors are centered around him and his family. Boo keeps himself hidden away inside the Radley house, and no one has seen him for years which only adds to the mysteries and false accusations the citizens of Maycomb burden him with. People look down on the Radleys because they aren't open and welcoming. In Maycomb, it is seen as typical to leave your doors open and have neighbors coming by to stop in. On pg. 16 we are able how the town of Maycomb creates claims of Boo, even they don't know anything about him. "Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging on his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and ate any cats he could catch, that's why his hands were

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