What information can you draw so far about Boo Radley at the end of Part One of To Kill a Mockingbird?
What facts do you know of Boo Radley and the conclusions you can draw about him at the end of Part One?
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The Finch children have already discovered that Boo is not the ghoulish character that they are first led to believe. Jem and Scout have finally figured out that it was Boo who had left them the gifts in the knothole of the tree. Scout suspects that it was Boo's laughter that she heard coming from the Radley house while they were play-acting. Jem knows that it was Boo's shadow that he saw on the porch but who allowed the children to leave safely. He also determined that it could only have been Boo who so crudely patched his pants that were lost on the Radley fence. Perhaps their biggest surprise came when they discovered the blanket wrapped around Scout's shoulders on the night of Miss Maudie's fire. Since the children had remained planted in front of the Radley house, it must have been Boo who placed it there, a chuckling Atticus explained. Scout still fantasizes about meeting Boo, but the children have decided to give Boo his privacy and keep away from the Radley house.
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