Boo Radley; The Mockingbird
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Boo Radley is seen in many different ways throughout the story. When the story begins, we find out about Boo Radley because of his past and based on what people say about him in town. He has been hidden in his home for 25 years and is described as a monster who eats cats and squirrels. Because he never left his house in 25 years, the city of Maycomb started judging Boo Radley's character and making him seem like a person he isn't. However, even though they are afraid of him, Jem and Scout are always curious about Boo and his life. As the story goes on, we see the character development of Boo Radley, which shows throughout the novel that he is one of the Mockingbirds in the novel, a kind man who was judged, mistreated, and victimized as a person which structures him to be the Mockingbird.
During the night of Halloween, Jem and scout were walking home from the school pageant, and a man named Bob Ewell attacked them. Bob Ewell was a friend of Atticus, Jem, and Scout's father. Atticus had a case with a man named Tom Robinson, who was accused of abusing Ewell's daughter. Because Tom Robinson is African American, Bob ends up cutting ties with Atticus because he sided with Tom. Racism went very deep in this novel, and it was frowned upon to defend someone. So he wanted revenge for nearly being caught if Tom was declared guilty. Boo Radley ran to them when Bob attacked the kid and saved them by killing Bob Ewell. A man by the name of Mr.Tate witnessed what happened. However, Mr.Tate told Atticus that Bob fell on his knife(Lee 145).
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Boo Radley...