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Boo Radley In Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird"

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Boo Radley is an unusual character of the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." Boo has been seen as a scary character from the beginning of the novel. Lots of people had really bad thoughts about him. The rumors about Boo in Maycomb were unbelievable. Different stories were said about Boo and his parents. Kids used to hear and at the same time create different stories that would later scare them. Scout, Jem, and Dill were scared, but at the same time interested in meeting this singular character. Unbelievably many things happened between the kids and Boo Radley. One of these specific event changed boo's and the kids' life. Boo finally had a chance to show who he really was.Scout, Jem, and Dill had an invented opinion about Boo Radley because they had never seen him. They only trusted what the adults had said. For the kids, Boo is almost like a ghost. The kids say that Boo comes out at night and eats squirrels and cats. They got really scared when they heard the story about Boo stabbing his father on the leg. Even though they are scared of him they want to see him and see how he behaves. They even went to Mr. Radley's house with the intention of seeing him. The kids thought many bad things about Boo; they thought he was a maniac killer. Their opinion had to change later because of the upcoming events.The adults' opinions about Boo were not so different from the kids' opinions. The adults think that Boo is a very dangerous man. They think they have to protect their children from him. They also invent rumors and cruel stories about Boo. The...

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