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 1930s. A reader may not interpret several aspects of the book through just the plain text. Boo Radley, Atticus, and the title represent three such things. Not really shown to the reader until the end of the book. They are all great examples of symbolism.
Arthur “Boo” Radley plays an important role in the development of both 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 a Mockingbird. Mrs. Maudie defines a mockingbird as one who “?dont do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They dont eat up peoples gardens, dont nest in corncribs, they dont do one thing but sing their hearts out for us”. 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
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