TKAM Character Identity

Recently my english class has finished the book To Kill A Mockingbird. We’ve created shoes to represent characters in the book.

My character, Boo Radley, is a lay low kind of character. In this character description essay it’ll be describing Boo Radley who doesn’t really appear in the beginning of the book but does come in at the end as a caring kid.

Boo Radley shows his hidden side for most of the novel; -On page 14 Miss Stephanie Crawford says, “Besides, Boo could not live forever on the bounty of the county.” Analysis- When Boo stabbed his parents leg with the pair of scissors and the sheriff didn’t have the heart to put the kid in jail. On page 16 Jem gives a description of Boo Radley, “Boo was about 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” Analysis- I guess you could say Boo wasn’t normal compared to the other kids, he did everything opposite. On page 51 Jem said,”Scout, how’s he gonna know what we’re doin’? Besides, I don’t think he’s still there. He died years ago and they stuffed him up the chimney.” Analysis- The kids plan on trying to see Boo in his house. On page 71 Jem said “Then I saw the shadow. It was the shadow of a man with a hat on. At first I thought it was a tree, but there was no wind blowing, and tree-trunks never walked. The back porch was bathed in moonlight, and the shadow, crisp as toast, moved across the porch toward Jem.” Analysis- Jem was trying to look through one of the Radley windows when a shadow over looked him. On page 74 Jem murmured, “Every night-sound I heard from my cot on the back porch was magnified three-fold; every scratch of feet on gravel was Boo Radley seeking revenge” Analysis- Jem is scared that Boo is out to get revenge for trying to peep in the Radley window. On page 96 Scout said, “Thank who?” “Boo Radley, said Atticus. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he put the blanket around you.” Analysis- Atticus told Scout that Boo actually put the blanket on her.

The shoes I decided to use is a old pair of scuffed up boots. The reasoning is because his character sounds like he’d wear boots. One boot is painted white because of how caring and how gentle he was with the kids, the other boot is painted black because of his rough childhood and when he killed Mr. Ewell. I have pennies on the white boot because that’s what Boo had put in the hole of the tree, along with soap doll, and watch. On the black boot I put scissors because when he stabbed his parents, and I also put a knife because he stabbed Mr. Ewell. The ghost represents him because of his skin color and his way of staying inside until night time so he doesn’t get any sun. The chain represents him being locked inside all the time.

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That is the finish of the descriptive essay to my character Boo Radley. I think the designs I put on the boots was fairly accurate. I hope my essay was helpful and it was easy to picture Boo Radley.


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