Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ariana Williams
               Every person makes choices and lives with the consequences. Boo Radley was a very rowdy kid when he was younger and earlier on in the book, To Kill A Mockingbird.  At the beginning of the novel, Boo Radley hung out with rowdy kids from the Old Sarum. Also, during his childhood he stabbed his father with a pair of scissors. Although he was very intimidating at the beginning, Jem and Scout found his sweet side when he decided to start leaving gifts in the knothole of the oak tree. Throughout this book Jem and Scout were very afraid of Boo but towards the end they got closer to him.
               Boo Radley hung out with kids from the Old Sarum when he was younger. He resisted arrest from the police then got locked up in the courthouse outhouse.  The whole Old Sarum Gang got charged with something.  On page 11 it states the charges, there were, “Charges of disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and hearing of a female,batter.”  Boo Radley made very bad decisions when he was younger.  If he hung out with anyone other than Old Sarum gang, he might've been different in his years to come.  The main consequence from hanging out with with kids from the Old Sarum gang was that it started his life off with something bad and from that point on he was a very mean person to himself and others.  
One day in Boo’s childhood he stabbed his father in the leg with a pair of scissors while he was cutting newspaper clippings.  When Scout was describing the Radley place she stated the rumor that she had heard which said, “His father entered the room.  As Mr. Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parents leg, pulled them out wiped them in his pants, and resumed his activities.”  Boo was very aggressive when this happens and the fact that Scout described this rumor very descriptive in the novel, it made Boo seem more frightening than he actually was.  
Although Boo was very bad child and had a not so great childhood he was a very caring person to some towards the end of the story.  Jem scout received gifts in the hole of the oak tree from Boo Radley.  Radley was a very nice person but the way people saw him they thought he was mean! On page 46 Ms. Maudie said, “He always spoke nicley to me, no matter what folks said he did.” At the end of the story, Boo Radley was becoming sweet to the kids.  Jem and Scout found Boo’s sweet side at the end of the book.  
Every person makes choices and lives with regrets.  Boo was a very rude kid when he was younger.   At the beginging of the novel Boo hung out with Rowdy kids and made his worst.  During his childhood he stabbed his dad and made him more scary.  He ended up finding his sweet side!  Radley was a very bad kid but as you can see people change for a reason.      


  1. 1) How Jem and Scout both became fond of Boo Radley`s sweet side.
    2) The second quote you used fits your thesis the best.
    3) The essay was very well written for a change :)
    4) I failed to find any problems, congrats Ari. Job well done.

  2. 1. The Thesis is how Jem & Scout both had started to like Boo Radley's sweet side.
    2. The quote "He spoke nicely to me, no matter what folks said he did." This quote really showed Boo Radley's sweet side even if other people though of him otherwise.
    3. This essay made me feel very involved with all the quotes!
    4. Everything was very good i didn't seem to find any mistakes or things you need improvement on , nice job :)