Jem, Scout, and Dill's Relationship with Boo Randley

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Through our journey in To Kill a Mockingbird we have met many characters, one of the most mysterious is Boo Radley. Boo Radley is an extremely reclusive individual. Because of his nature the children of Maycomb believe he is a horrible person, due to all the rumors spread about him; Boo Radley was locked in his house for 15 years and has never been seen by outsiders. Rumors say that he wanders the streets of Maycomb in the middle of the night and eats squirrels and possums. One time Boo Radley was cutting newspapers and when his father walk by he stabbed him in the legs, and resumed in cutting his newspaper like nothing happened.

Because Jem, Scout, and Dill’s little to no insight about Boo they started playing games about him. In chapter 4 we learn about said game; it was when Dill, Scout and Jem would act out the stories they heard about Boo Radley. They would always start with Boo getting sentenced to the industrial school but his father not allowing him to go. It always ended with Boo stabbing his father in the leg with a pair of scissors. Later on in chapter 4 Scout believes it would be best to stop playing the game when Atticus walks in on them.

Boo does try to make effort to try to make friends with Jem, Scout, and Dill. As stated in chapter 4 Scout finds gum under a tree, said tree will play an important part in the story. We later find out it was Boo leaving them presents under the tree. Along with the gum Boo leave; a Indian headed pennies and in chapter 7 he leave them a ball of twine, 2 figures carved in soap that look like Jem and Scout, more chewing gum, a spelling bee medal, and a pocket watch. While Miss Maudie Atkinson's house was burning down in chapter 8 someone drapes their blanket onto Scouts shoulders. Jem realizes that Boo Radley put it on her, and he reveals the whole story of the knothole, the presents, and the mended pants to Atticus. Atticus tells them to keep it to themselves, stated in chapter 8, when Scout realizes that Boo...
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