Books and Movies Reviews

To kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is definitely an excellent novel in that it portrays
life and the role of racism in the 1930’s.A reader may not interpret several aspects
of the book through just the plain text.Boo Radley, Atticus, and the title represent
Not really shown to the reader until the end of the book, Arthur “Boo” Radley
plays an important role in the development ofboth Scout and Jem.In the
beginning of the story, Jem, Scout, and Dill invent horror stories about Boo.They
find Boo as a character of their amusement, and one who has no feelings
whatsoever.They tried to get a peep at him, just to see what Boo looked like.
Scout connects Boo with the Mockingbird. Mrs. Maudie defines a mockingbird as
one who”…don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.They
don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but
sing their hearts out for us”(94).Boo is exactly that.Boo is the person who put a
blanket around Scout and Jem when it was cold.Boo was the one putting “gifts” in
the tree.Boo even sewed up Jem’s pants that tore on Dill’s last night. Boo was the
one who saved their lives.On the contrary to Scout’s primary belief, Boo never
harms anyone.Scout also realizes that she wrongfully treated Boo when she thinks
about the gifts in the tree.She never gave anything back to Boo, except love at the
end. When Scout escorts Arthur home and stands on his front porch, she sees the
same street she saw, just from an entirely different perspective.Scout learns what
a Mockingbird is, and who represents one.
Arthur Radley not only plays an important role in developing Scout and Jem,
but helps in developing the novel.Boo can be divided into three stages.
Primitively, Boo is Scout’s worst nightmare.However, the author hints at Boo


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