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I need 3 good quotes about Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird on what other people...
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Here are two good ones; hope they help you out!
"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 -- if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yelow and rottenl his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time." (Lee 13)
"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, every passing Negro laughing in the night was Boo Radley loose and after us; insects splashing against the screen were Boo Radley's insane fingers picking the wire to pieces..." (Lee 55)
Posted by lizbv on September 2, 2008 at 9:53 AM (Answer #1)
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"He was still leaning against the wall. He had been leaning against the wall when I came into the room, his arms down and across his chest. As I pointed he brought his arms down and pressed the palms of his hands agains the wall. They were white hands, sickly white hands that had never seen the sun, so white they stood out garishly against the dull cream wall in the dim light of Jem's room...His face was as white as his hands, but for a shadow on his jutting chin. His cheeks were thin to hollowness; his mouth was wide; there were shallow, almost delicate indentations at his temples, and his gray eyes were so colorless I thought he was blind....as I gazed at him in wonder the tension slowly drained from his face. His lips parted into a timid smile, and our neighbor's image blurred with my sudden tears." [Lee 270] (This is when Scout begins to understand and accept Boo as a neighbor and friend, rather than just as a character in a ghost story.)
"'Mr. Arthur, bend your arm down here, like that. That's right, sir.' I slipped my hand into the crook of his arm. He had to stoop a little to accomodate me, but if Miss Stephanie Crawford was watching from her upstairs window, she would see Arthur Radley escorting me down the sidwalk, as any gentleman would do." [Lee 278] (He has ceased to be Boo. Instead he has achieved full personhood.)
Posted by michael336 on September 2, 2008 at 10:29 AM (Answer #2)
“According to Miss Stephanie, Boo was sitting in the living-room cutting some items from the Maycomb Tribune to paste in his scrapbook. His father entered the room. As Mr Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg, pulling them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities.” (12).
Posted by katya-kow on June 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM (Answer #6)
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