To Kill A Mockingbird Character Analysis

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In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee illustrates the corruption of good and evil that is seen within the city of Maycomb. The setting takes place in southern Alabama,1930, where the Great Depression was affecting the lives of many people. The author supports the theme of the story by using many characters, such as Boo Radley, as he is seen as a mysterious entity and described as a creature from the childrens of the Finch family. His ominous presence had a huge impact on the character development of Jem and Scout, the two main characters of the novel, as they were having their adventures during summer break. As growing childrens in the city of Maycomb, still oblivious to the injustice that is running around the county, Boo Radley helps alleviate their journey through stories, gifts, and his appearance. Lee portrays Boo Radley in a frightening way that it sparks curiosity in Jem and Scout and becomes the summer obsession for them. Jem describes Boo as a monster, a six and a half foot tall man who dines on cats and rats, has a giant scar over his face, and yellow rotten teeths. Since Jem and Scout never seen Boo before, they had a thrill telling scary stories about him as someone would do with the Loch Ness Monster. Although they feared Boo, they had a strange connection with him. They would make games about him where they would act out his life story to probably try to understand him by “crawling into his skin” as Atticus would say to them. When Jem and Scout start
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