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emmwh14 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 9, 2010 at 5:20 AM via web

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, please expalin Scout's feelings about Boo and their games.

Scout is growing up. Explain her feelings now about the games concerning Boo Radley, her desire to see Boo in person, Atticus's apparent knowledge of their previous activities and her current events class.

Scout is growing up,explain her feelings about the following items

boo radley games

desire to see boo

atticus's knowing of the games

current events

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 4, 2011 at 5:35 AM (Answer #1)

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The Boo Radley games are part of childhood.  They represent a curiosity, but fundamental lack of understanding, of the world.  As she gets older the games get more complex and actually involve interacting with Boo, such as the incident with the tire and the pants.  Boo becomes humanized, and the children no longer make fun of him.

At first, the desire to see Boo was part of a game.  Boo was a scary monster, and the children dared each other to go near his house.  Eventually, they became interested in Boo as a person because he began to communicate with them.  When the finally meet Boo, they realize that he is gentle and shy.  He is their protector and saves Scout from Bob Ewell.  Scout returns the favor by protecting him- understanding him.

When Atticus sees the games he disapproves, because he realizes that the story of Boo is really a sad one.  He wants to teach his children to be tolerant.  Atticus may or may not know about the pants, but he does realize that something has changed in the relationshipe between his children and Boo.  Eventually, Scout grows to confide in Atticus about Boo, but not the Boo of her childhood- Boo as a person.

Scout's interest in current events centers around the economy, the discussion of Hitler, and the trial.  As Scout gets older, she begins to understand how these affect her and she learns about them in terms of how people should be treated.

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denny63 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted November 28, 2011 at 1:49 PM (Answer #2)

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-its been quite a while since they got the gifts from boo.

-she hopes to take a look at boo radley before she dies.

-she didn't know he knew a lot more than she thought he knew.

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dwrulesalot | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted December 9, 2010 at 7:49 AM (Answer #3)

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She feels that her former games about Boo Radley were cruel

She still secretly wants to see Boo Radley in person before she dies

Atticus reveals to her that he knows everything about their games of the Radley household

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