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To Kill a Mockingbird2

When is murder okay?How about when the crime is completed in self-defense or in this case defending two innocent children.Boo Radley is a calm, sweet, and possibly mentally challenged man.The townspeople consider him an individual who should be locked up in a mental institution, or a homicidal maniac.Bob Ewell tried to kill Scout and Jem Finch with a kitchen knife.Boo Radley saved Scout and Jem, by killing Bob Ewell in defense.When Heck Tate, the trusty sheriff, got to the scene he decided to say that Bob fell on his knife considering the consequences Boo would have to experience if people found out he saved the children.In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Heck Tate did the right thing to cover up Bob's murder because he was protecting a good person, Bob Ewell deserved what he got, and that is the morally right factor to do.
The primary reason is Heck Tate is right with his decision to not report Boo is because Boo Radley is a very shy childlike man.Boo has lived in solitary confinement most of all his life.Therefore, Boo has no social skills and may not react the same way most people would to being exposed to the town's people so quickly.He has been forced to be a local outcast because of his lifestyle, which did not revolve around the towns' people stereotypical person.Plus, being the instant "hero" may not be good for him considering he has lived a quite life, which he likes very much so.The disturbance may not be a good thing; after all, change is not always a good thing.Boo would never normally hurt anyone unless it was to help someone.Ms. Maudie said, "Mockingbirds 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” (Lee, 90).Boo is exactly that.Boo is the person who put a blanket around Scout and Jem when it was cold.B


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