Ugly Things In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“The hardest part about growing up is letting go of what you were used to, and moving on with something you’re not” Anonymous. People learn a lot of things while growing up. The character Atticus Finch said to his son Jem in the book To Kill a Mockingbird “There's a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep 'em all away from you. That's never possible” (Lee 132). Atticus was talking about all the crazy people and bad things that happen in the world. Throughout the book, Scout and Jem learn about these things through various life lessons from all of their adventures and neighbors. These include life lessons about not hurting innocent people, not judging people and being good to people. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee…show more content…
In To Kill a Mockingbird Boo Radley, who was the mysterious town recluse, helps Jem and Scout three different times, even though they did not return the favors, or treat him with respect at all times. The first example is when Boo sewed Jem’s pants when they were trying to see what Boo looked like, and Jem’s pants were caught in the fence. Jem left the pants there, and when he went back to get them, they were sewn and folded. They figured out that Boo fixed the pants because he did not want Jem to get in trouble. When Miss Maudie’s house was set on fire, Atticus told Jem and Scout to go stand outside by the Radley’s place. During the chaos, Boo snuck outside and put a blanket over Scout’s shoulders. He wanted to keep her warm. She did not notice she had the blanket until Atticus pointed it out. Atticus said “Looks like all of Maycomb was out tonight, in one way or another” (Lee 72). When Atticus said this, Jem and Scout realized it was Boo who put the blanket over Scout’s shoulders. After the trial, Boo saved Jem and Scout’s lives from Bob Ewell when Bob tried to kill them to get back at Atticus. No one saw what actually happened, but they said that Bob fell on his own knife. Boo was protecting Jem and Scout, and Bob wound up dead. Scout later realized the things Boo did for her and Jem. Boo turned out to be a good person, and not a scary
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