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Unlike the rest of the community, the Radley's are private folk who keep to themselves. Boo Radley is known to be the mentally ill scion of the Radley family. He had not been seen in daylight for years since being confined to the family home following a legal altercation and subsequently, attacking his father with a knife. The elder Radley had refused to have him committed.
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intrigue..the unknown..rebelling- because they are told to keep away
The father was a religious extremist who rarely showed happiness was a "cotton picker" professionally, a way of saying he did nothing. Arthur (Boo) was a childhood troublemake…r who after getting into trouble was kept in his house and never seen again until the end of the book when he saves the life of the Finch children. Boo's older brother had left when he grew up but returned after his father's death and was just like him only a little friendlier. The Mother is discussed little only to say she seemed normal enough but after years of being married became sad and as shut in like the rest of the family and died young.
Children thinks that Boo comes out and haunts the town at night. The nuts that fall off the tree into the school yard are poisonous. Boo is a mystery to them and they want… to know how his life has been. Scout, Dill and Jem aren't neccesarily superstitious of the house itself, but of the person in it. They believe that Boo Radley is a dangerous psycho and are afraid of him. They believe that Boo is a phantom.
They had never seen him before. He would never come out of his house so they wondered about him.
Boo Radley was an old man in the book. And all of the children were afraid of him. Dill always wanted to get Boo out of the house. Later in the book, Boo whittles Jem and Scou…t little figurines of themselves out of soap. And while Miss. Maudie's house was burning down, and Scout and Jem were watching from afar, Boo comes out and puts a blanket over Scout. His real name is Arthur Radley but Jem and Scout call him by Boo. He is one of the Radley family who lived on the street and he has been locked up in home for many years because of some trouble he got into in his teens. His family are strict baptists. Jem and Scout like to make up fantasies about him that he's like a monster and then as the novel progresses so too does their relationship with boo, especially with Jem as he matures. Boo is metaphorically a mockingbird. He is an easy target and the kids play games about him and make up rumors. They say he has blood stained hand and eats raw squirrels. He supposedly lives in a basement and communicates through a knot hole in a tree to Scout and Jem. Boo's father, mortified he would be sent to jail and disgrace the family, promised the judge if his son could come home he would never again make any trouble. Arthur is never seen outside of his home again, leading to neighborhood rumors indicating that he is some sort of monster, supported by the fact that he at one time stabbed his father in the leg with a pair of scissors. It is probably likely that Arthur has some sort of mental illness. Boo is metaphorically a mockingbird... He is an easy target and the kids play games about him and make up rumors. They say he has blood stained hand and eats raw squirrels. He supposviely lives in a basement and communicates through a knot hole in a tree to scout and jem. Boo Radley plays an important role in the main characters, Scout and Jem's, childhood. Boo, whose real name is Arthur, lives in an old run down house on the corner, and has not been seen by anyone in years. It seems he made some trouble as a teenager and was arrested for disorderly conduct. His father, mortified he would be sent to jail and disgrace the family, promised the judge if his son could come home he would never again make any trouble. Arthur is never seen outside of him home again, leading to neighborhood rumors indicating that he is some sort of montster, supported by the fact that he at one time stabbed his father in the leg with a pair of scissors. It is probably likely that Arthur has some sort of mental illness. By the time we start the novel, Arthur is now probably around thirty. His presence, or lack of it, is what makes him so interesting to Jem and Scout. Dill, a neigborhood friend who visits during the summers, persuades Jem and Scout to try and make Boo come outside. If you read the book you will learn a lot more about this character. It really is a great book that covers all sorts of things; racism, the great depression, small town life, and childhood.
one day, walking by, they saw him. plus others in the town say to stay away cuz he's in there.
The Radley place, is where Boo Radley and his family live. They hardly ever go out, except to get the paper. The home of Mr. Nathan Radley, who is unfriendly. A child known …by the other children as "Boo" is said to live there, and rumoured to do evil or disgusting things such as eat squirrels, sabotage the once good looks of his mother, and reduce his parents to tears. You find out more as you progress in the novel.
Arthur "Boo" Radley Arthur Radley is more commonly known to Scout, Jem and many other characters as Boo Radley. Boo is the shut in, the man who lives in the house down the… street from Jem and Scout but never comes out. He hasn't been seen for years. It is a rumor that Boo hides out, not because he wants to but because he has been forced to as of the day he allegidely stabbed his father in the leg using a pair of scissors, however I believe this is proved to be untrue later on in the book.
the children were trying to look through the Radely window when they saw a shadow on the porch
Mr. Radley is who Jem and Scout call "the meanest man that ever lived". He is a strict man that lives down the street from the Finch's house. He is the father of Arthur "Boo" …Radley.
Because the children have never seen him before and they think that he is a ghost so they want to get a look at him
what is perculiar about the Radleys in to kill a mockingbird
Nathan Radley is Boo Radley's older brother.
Next door to Jem and Scout's house.
told him to come and out and that theyll buy him icecream. they also wonder how he looks like and what he does at home all day.
The Radley's represents the reject of society.Even if Boo Radley is a nice person he is still judged as a horrible and scary human being and compared to a ghost. Therefore, he… seems too afraid to face the prejudices and injustice of his society . The Radleys represent the misjudgement. Sarah-Amrani