He does this by placing his
most prized possessions in a knothole in a tree for the children to
find, at first Jem doesn’t know it’s Boo but he gradually pieces the
personal objects and facts together and works it out.
Jem believes that Boo’s form of
intimidation by his Father to stay in the house was ‘to chain him to
the bed’ and his wild child like imagination of Boo Radley at the
beginning is important because as the book progresses and Jem gets
older, he realizes that Boo is just a normal human being who might not
want to go outside.
To kill a mockingbird book vs movie essay
As the novel progresses, Scout has her first contact with evil in the form of racial prejudice, and the basic development of her character is governed by the question of whether she will emerge from that contact with her conscience and optimism intact or whether she will be bruised, hurt, or destroyed like Boo Radley and Tom Robinson.