Arthur Radley (Boo)

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Arthur Radley (Boo) by Mind Map: Arthur Radley  (Boo)


1.1. Unusual suituation, Uncertain , Nervous

1.1.1. " Every move he made was uncertain , as if he was not sure his hands and feet could make proper contact with the things he touched" (#305) This was an unusual situation for boo he had not been interacting in the outside world with people for many years , he was hesitant with his moves because it was all foreign to him

1.2. naughty, breaks rules

1.3. According to the neighborhood legend, when the younger radley boy was in his teens he became acquainted with some of the Cunningham’s from old sarum , an enormous and confusing tribe domiciled in the northern part of the country and they formed the nearest thing to gang ever seen in maycomb. #10

1.3.1. this shows what kind of person Boo was before he was grounded for 15 years not being able to leave the house. It also shows that Boo was a bit of a bad boy for maycomb.

1.4. Quite, not social

1.4.1. Having been so accustomed to his absence, I found it incredible that he had been sitting beside me all this time, present. He had not made a sound. #305 This shows that Mr radley is finding it really awkward to be with people that he is just sitting down and not saying a word. He has been away from people that long that he has forgotten how to be social.


2.1. shy, scared

2.1.1. Boo had drifted to a corner of the room, where he stood with his chin up, peering for a distance at Jem. I took him by the hand, a hand surprisingly warm for its whiteness. I tugged him a little, and he allowed me to lead him to jems bed. #305 this shows that boo isnt a really confident person when its around people. He has to have scout to take him to jem just so he could give Jem a rub on the head.

2.2. lack of confidence, scared,

2.2.1. He almost whispered it, in the voice of a child afraid of the dark. #306 this shows that Boo isnt a really confident person man. It relates him to a boy which is a good comparison when he missed most of his childhood. He missed out on having fun when he was younger.

2.3. emotionally damaged

2.3.1. Mr Radley's boy was not seen again for fifteen years. #11 not coming out of the house for fifteen years would do a lot of damage to a person. they will become to comfortable in the house and be too scared to leave the house.


3.1. death

3.1.1. “Maybe he died and they stuffed him up the chimney.” #48 This quote is showing what the kids think happened to boo Radley before anyone told them his still alive. This is also why they think they haven’t seen him yet. It just shows if you don’t show your self for a while people start to talk and make up rumors.

3.2. Tall , rough, dangerous

3.2.1. "Boo was about six and a half feet tall,judging from his tracks:he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch." (#13) People have very strong and definitive views of what boo radley is like and what he does.

3.3. Change in perspective

3.3.1. "Atticus, he was real nice..." ...."Most people are, Scout when you finally see them" (#307) After meeting Boo Radley Scout changes his views on Boo Radley. Atticus confirms his point that he made earlier to Scout in the novel about never judge anybody before you walk in their shoes. This is a revelation in Scout's thoughts on Boo Radley as for the majority of the novel they think negatively upon him , because of societies gossip and views.


4.1. He looks tired and scared, like a ghost

4.1.1. "They were white hands,sickly white hands that had ever see the sun"...."His cheeks were thin to hollowness;his mouth was wide"..."his hair was dead and thin,almost feathery on top of his head" (#298) This quote is Scout's description of what Boo Radley looked like.

4.2. Scary, Rough

4.2.1. "There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face:what teeth he had were yellow and rotten;his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time." (#13) This is a good description of what the towns views of Boo Radleys appearance is.

4.3. whiteness

4.3.1. Surprisingly warm for his whiteness. #305 This shows that mr radley is a really white man because he hasn’t been exposed to the sun a long time. It also gives you a description on the colour of his skin and that he still has warm blood.