How does the readers view of Boo Radley change throughout the novel – Poppy GeorgarosMaycomb was a town full of prejudice, rumors and talk.
Early in the story, Boo was a subject of talk, described to be tall and scary looking. He was even given the name ???phantom??™ because no one knew who he was and he supposedly went out every night to eat cats or any other living animal. The only reason for this way of thinking was because no one had seen him or heard him speak, not once. But this all changes as we learn about him throughout the novel.Jem and Scout first encounter Boo Radley when he was planting items in the knothole. Neither of them knew who it was, placing items for them in that hole. Boo put strange things in there for instance, a pocket watch, medal, and chewing gum but the weirdest was 2 human-like carvings made from soap. Jem and Scout figured that the figures resembled themselves.
They thought that Boo was watching them. This establishes a less distant connection between Boo and the reader(s) as he is now a part of jem and Scouts lives.He is apparent only once in toward the middle of the book, when Miss Maudie??™s house was on fire. Jem and Scout were standing tall in the cold weather, witnessing the final moments of the property and the attempt made by some to save household objects. As the trauma continued, without Scout noticing, Boo wrapped a blanket around her. Later that night, Atticus (her father) asked where she got it, but she didn??™t even know. They narrowed their search down to Boo, because the children were standing in-front of his home. At this point, the readers would be thinking as to why Boo would put the blanket around Scout.
Since everyone thought he tapped on windows and was a man of horror, why would he do that The readers at this point in the book would have a sign of confusion. This also comes back on the scene where Jem??™s pants were mended poorly and folded as if Boo was waiting for Jem. No-one knew as to why he would do that, but Atticus never went back on his word. He believed that Boo was a Mockingbird and for the kids to leave him alone.
Although this may seem to be an act of hospitality, readers may question why Boo really did it. His affiliation to the children of Atticus was growing stronger and more personal.At the end of the book, Boo significantly comes to save Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell. But Jem and Scout didn??™t know until the end that it was Boo that saved Jem.
Boo suppress??™ Bob by bringing his life to an end with a kitchen knife from the Radley House. Boo carried Jem home while Scout is left wondering until Atticus calls to her. When the doctor arrives, Atticus and Scout realise that Boo is standing in the corner watching Jem. The sheriff later comes to discuss the event with Atticus. The sheriff reported that Bob died under his own blade, which was a lie to cover up Boo because he couldn??™t cope with the hardship if the whole town knew.
All this time, the reader(s) would have thought that Boo was some sort of a freak, a ???phantom??™ but all he was doing was trying to protect the kids and trying to keep them safe. He done this by putting a life to Bob Ewell??™s life because of the mayhem he has caused for the Finch Family.In conclusion, Scout takes the opportunity to meet Boo. He is so child-like that he needed her to walk him home from her house.
From this moment, Scout never came to contact with Boo Radley ever again. She recognised how white he is. This is because he never went outside and with what happened with Bob Ewell and Tome Robinson, he was glad to stay inside. At the beginning of the book, the view of Boo was different to what it is now. It started off as being a phantom, and has come to being a hero.
Atticus was right, Boo Radley was in fact, a mockingbird.