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miguel7 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 25, 2011 at 11:28 AM via web

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Analyze the chilhood world of Jem, Scout and Dill and their relationship with Boo Radley in Part One of To Kill a Mockingbird.

 

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 26, 2011 at 5:12 AM (Answer #1)

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Although Jem and Scout have always been fascinated by their unseen neighbor, Boo Radley, it is the appearance of Dill who really spurs their enthusiasm.

The Radley Place fascinated Dill... The more we told Dill about the Radleys, the more he wanted to know.

Since Maycomb was a small town, there was little to keep the kids entertained. There was no movie theatre (and certainly no TV), and the children were mostly entertained by the gossip and tales told by Miss Stephanie and Miss Maudie. Dill's entry into their world gave it a new injection of his own tall tales and fantasies. Soon, Boo Radley became their prime focus, and Dill's main motive was

"... to make him come out," said Dill. "I'd like to see what he looks like."

The children soon began their play-acting, with the Radley family as the main characters. Atticus tried to put a stop to that, but soon Jem and Scout found out for themselves that Boo may not be the terrible person he was made out to be. The gifts found in the knothole were the first sign, but they later discovered that he was a kind, if invisible, presence--thanks to the mended pants and warm blanket provided by their unseen friend.

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minababy101 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 13, 2011 at 6:25 AM (Answer #2)

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what is the thesis sentence for this question?

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