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Boo Radley and Tom Robinson

Both Boo Radley and Tom Robinson were outcasts to the society of
Maycomb. Boo was locked away in his house, where Tom was a black man.
Racism was very bad in the 1930's. No one wanted to be a black man's
friend and if someone said he had done something wrong, he had obviously
done something wrong. Like in Tom's case. Tom had been framed for
rape, which he didn't do.Tom never harmed anyone (Lee, 195) Racism led
to his punishment, as he was carried away from the courthouse to jail.
Tom was an ordinary black man. He had a wife and kids and was
stuck in a place full of racism. Boo on the other hand was white and until he
stabbed his father in the knee, was ordinary too. Boo was locked up in the
courthouse until his father brought him home, where he stayed for many
years. He sometimes came out though, but only during the night. He
sometimes tried to connect with the outside world by putting gifts in the
trees for Jem and Scout (Lee, 278), only to be cut off by Nathan Radley
Tom and Boo both had similar qualities they both had affects on
different characters in the story. Like Atticus for example. Atticus had to
represent Tom Robinson in court for a crime Atticus knew Tom didn't even
commit. Atticus also knew that they had probably already lost the case, due
to racial prejudice. With all the evidence that Atticus had gathered, none was
even considered due to racial discrimination. Mayella was beaten on the left
side of her and Tom's left arm wasn't even useable (Lee, 179). Boo Radley
on the otherhand had helped Atticus, by saving the lives of his children, Jem
and Scout. Bob Ewell tried attacking both Jem and Scout, but only hurt Jem.
Boo came and killed Bob Ewell by stabbing him under the rib cage with a
kitchen knife (Lee, 266). He quickly carried th

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