Relationships In To Kill a Mocking Bird

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Arthur Radley, known as “Boo” Radley, was a man who never set foot outside of his own house. Boo was very quiet and this may have had something to do with his cruel father who as a child emotionally abused him. In the novel he plays a major role in the imaginations of Jem, Scout and Dill.  .  Boo is an example of one of the novels “mocking birds” he is a good person who was hurt wrongly. However this is hidden through an initial shadow of doubt that the children and the town experience. 

Through out their childhood Scout, Jem and Dill’s antics with Boo Radley become more and more frequent. An encounter with the Radley place led to the invention of the “Boo Radley” game, as their summer together passes their game became more complicated and eventually they developed an entire Radley family melodrama. 

 Miss Maudie believes Boo is the victim of a harsh father and said Boo was always polite and friendly as a child. The children struggle to believe Miss Maudie’s theory. After school one day Scout passes the Radley house and sees some tinfoil sticking out of a knothole in one the trees and discovers two pieces of chewing gum inside. She chews on the gum as she tells Jem of her discovery, Jem does not trust Boo and tells her to spit it out. This is not the only thing they find in the tree, a pocket watch, two old “Indian- Head” pennies, a ball of grey string, a spelling bee medal and two dolls carved of wood that have an incredible similarity to Scout and Jem were all found in the same knothole. Boo left the children these gifts as a way of connecting with them, Boo only connects


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