TKAM Journal 4

Quote: I looked behind me. To the left of the brown door was a long shuttered window. I walked to it, stood in front of it, and turned around. In daylight, I thought, you could see to the post office corner. […]

Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough. (148)

Atticus taught Scout this lesson early on in the book. After dropping Boo Radley off, Scout literally stands on Boo Radley’s porch and sees what Boo has been looking at after all this time. This quote shows acceptance, Scout did not understand what Atticus meant when he told Scout this. I think the quote suits perfectly for the ending of the novel, we come back in a full circle to learn an important lesson. Do not judge a book by its cover is also a similar saying that relates to Atticus’s lesson anout acceptance. We should never judge a person by their appearances or beliefs until we have been in the same circumstances as the other.

Boo Radley was unknown to the town of Maycomb. There were many rumors of Boo; however, the people were unsure of what Boo looked like or acted. He saves Scout and Jem by stabbing Mr. Ewell with a knife. We get to find out who Boo really is. He is a kind and curious person who just got off on the wrong foot. He does not mean to do any harm to anyone. He has been locked up and never set a foot outside of his house. His imagination of Dill, Scout and Jem thrives and dominates.

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