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In what chapter does Miss Stephanie accuse Boo of looking in her window when she was...
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It should be noted that these events don't actually happen during the novel. In chapter 1, we learn that Miss Stephanie Crawford is the neighborhood scold. She is a gossip. She seems to love gossiping about Boo Radley in particular. Jem tells Scout what he has heard from Miss Stephanie, a rumor involving Boo and the window.
Miss Stephanie Crawford said she woke up in the middle of the night one time and saw him looking straight through the window at her… said his head was like a skull lookin‘ at her. (ch 1)
It is pretty clear that Miss Stephanie Crawford never actually saw Boo. She just likes to talk, and likes to make up stories about the neighbors. Since Boo is reclusive and has a sketchy history involving scissors, he is fodder for Miss Stephanie’s rumor mill. It should be noted that even the scissors story is courtesy of Miss Stephanie, so it is really hard to tell how accurate that is either!
Posted by litteacher8 on March 26, 2012 at 10:41 AM (Answer #1)
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