To Kill a Mockingbird and Jem Essay

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Boo Radley Is Not a Monster

It is hard to know what somebody is really like when so many people are assuming different thing. Boo Radley is in his 30’s; he got in trouble with the law when he was in his teens for wild behaviour. Since then his dad never let him leave the house and Boo Radley wasn’t seen for a long time. Now Boo’s dad is dead and he lives in a house across the street from Atticus with his brother. Boo really is a good guy, when Miss Maudie’s house caught on fire and it was really cold out Boo Radley comes up behind Scout and Jem and puts a blanket over Scout. When Scout Jem and Dill went sneaking around the back of Boo and his brother’s house, Boo’s brother shot at the kids, Jems pants got stuck and ripped on the fence. Boo sewed Jem’s pants and gave him the pants back. Scout and Jem later on realized that Boo had been leaving treats in an old tree for Jem and Scout too have.

When Miss Maudie’s house caught on fire Atticus wakes up Jem and Scout, helps Scout put on her bathrobe and they go outside to see Miss Maudie’s house burn down. When they get out they see other neighbours out helping save her furniture and the fire trucks arrive. Scout and Jem are standing outside in the cold and Boo comes up behind them and puts a blanket over Scout. Both kids don’t realize at the time that it was Boo standing behind them. But later on Jem realizes Boo was the one that was standing behind them and helped Scout by putting the blanket over her. "Jem and I had considerable faith in Miss Maudie... she was our friend"-Scout.

It was Dill’s last night in Maycomb, so the kids decided to take a peek through the back window of Boo Radley’s house to see if they can see Boo. Boo’s brother comes outside and fires a shotgun to scare the kids. The kids run but Jem’s pants get caught and ripped on the fence, he takes his pants off and runs to get to safety. The kids go home and they are all terrified. Then they later find that Boo sewed Jems pants and gave them back. ‘’You never really understand…