They are very curious about one of their neighbors, Boo Radley, who hasn't been seen by any one for years. The children are scared of Boo because of the morbid legends about him. Dill resolves to get him to come out of his house, but nothing comes of it that summer. Scout dislikes school from the first morning. A few times when Scout and Jem walk home from school, they discover small gifts in the hollow oak tree at the edge of the Radley yard.
The next winter, Jem and Scout find more presents in the tree, presumably left by the mysterious Boo. Nathan Radley eventually plugs the knothole with cement. Shortly thereafter, a fire breaks out in another neighbor's house, and during the fire someone slips a blanket on Scout's shoulders as she watches the blaze. Convinced that Boo did it, Jem tells Atticus about the mended pants and the presents. To the consternation of Maycomb's racist white community, Atticus agrees to defend a black man named Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping a white woman.
Boo was a boy never seen outside his house ever since he was caught by the authorities involving himself in mischief. Rumors had been spread that he was locked in his house and chained to his bed by his overly religious family. Since people never really knew what Boo looked like, Jem made up his own theory. “Boo was six-and-a-half feet tall judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained – if you ate an animal raw you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face…” (13).
His teacher, Professor Trelawney, sees a Grim in the bottom of Harry’s cup. The Grim stands for death. His classes then carry on as usual for a little while. Then on Halloween night, Sirius Black breaks into the castle in search of Harry but doesn’t find him. After the holidays, Harry gets trained to fight the Dementors because they affect him the most.
One evening she followed the men into the forest and witnessed them sitting around a fire performing magic. Watching tribal magic was forbidden for women so she hid under a cougar skin behind a large oak and watched with wonderment. As the sky filled with twinkling lights, she tiptoed back home and hoped no one saw her. However, the medicine man had seen her in the forest and changed her into a horrible beast. She was morphed into half cougar and half woman known as a Wampus Cat to wander the darkness alone for her crime.
It was rumored that, as a child, Boo was cutting out articles in the newspaper for a scrapbook and when his father walked by, Boo plunged the scissor blades into Mr. Radley’s leg, took them out, and just kept cutting the newspaper like nothing had happened. From that point on, his parents kept him locked in the house. The whole town was convinced that he was something of a monster and came out at night peeking in peoples’ windows. It was even rumored that he wilted every flower he passed. Throughout the course of the book, Jem, Atticus’ son, finds little treasures in the hollow of the tree by their house: a watch, a ball of string, a spelling bee medal.
She and her brother, Jem, meet Dill, who has come to live in their neighborhood for the summer, and the children share stories and fantasies about the mystery man who lives near by. The man’s name is Arthur, or Boo, Radley. The house is owned by Mr. Radley, whose son, Arthur (nicknamed Boo), has lived there for years without being permitted to go outside. Not much is really known of him, just hearsay stories that people whisper to one another and to their children to warn them of the evils that may occur. One story that is told is regarding an incident with Boo's father, who is supposedly stabbed with a pair of scissors for no apparent reason.
Mike is raised by his grandfather in both adaptations, due to a house fire that ended up killing his parents when he was a baby. Mike is not a large character in the grand scheme of things as a child. The biggest difference between the new and old is that Mike brings his grandfathers picture book to show the group of Pennywise’s reign of terror on Derry. Henry Bowers is the stories human antagonist. Henry constantly torments the children, and later becomes a pawn of Pennywise.
In... ... middle of paper ... ...For example, around the end of the novel, Jem and Scout are walking home in the middle of the night from their school and a man named Bob Ewell attacks both of them, but Scout escapes. This is when Boo comes out and sticks a knife threw Bob’s back which kills him. This brings both Jem and Scout to safety. He also does nice things for Jem and Scout, like putting items in the hole of a tree in the front yard of his house for them to take. In conclusion, when Atticus and Miss Maudie say that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird, they mean it is a sin to harm innocent creatures.
Arthur Boo Radley was not a very clever boy and while all the other boys went to a state school, he was imprisoned in his own home by his parents because of a crime he committed in his teen years. But just before his father passed away fifteen years later, it was said that Boo had stabbed his leg with a pair of scissors while cutting newspaper clippings for his scrapbook. Boo’s father Mr Radley, ‘the meanest man ever God blew breath into’, possibly due to his extreme religious views, that he ‘took the word of God as his only law.’ He did not send Boo to a psychiatric hospital but let him be locked in the courthouse basement for many years before he came home again. After his father had died, Boo was taken care of by his brother Nathan Radley. Though he was not as mean as his father, he still locked Arthur up in the house.