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In "To Kill a Mockingbird", who gave Scout the blanket?

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focuslearnjes... | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 1, 2008 at 10:26 PM via web

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In "To Kill a Mockingbird", who gave Scout the blanket?

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 1, 2008 at 10:45 PM (Answer #1)

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Boo Radley gives Scout the blanket as she watches fire burn down Miss Maudie's house across the street from hers. Scout is so absorbed in watching the fire and the action associated with it that she doesn't notice that Boo is also watching, and takes the time to get a blanket to put around Scout's shoulders.

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engtchr5 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted December 2, 2008 at 2:15 AM (Answer #2)

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While we are not directly told that Boo Radley is responsible for placing the blanket around Scout, we can infer that information from, among other things, Atticus's reply to Scout when she enters the house with the blanket itself.

As Scout is standing in the cool night air outside the scene of Miss Maudie Atkinson's burning house, she fails to notice the person who places the blanket around her. Given her location (just outside the Radley place), we are also led to conclude that Boo is responsible for the act of kindness. This gesture makes the second generous act that we may believe Boo is responsible for. Prior to this event, we are also led to believe that Boo (Arthur) is the party who places trinkets, candy, and treasures in the old tree's knot hole for the Finch kids.

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kaylamwilson1996 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 24, 2010 at 12:02 AM (Answer #3)

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well.  ummm.  once some one placed the blanket on Scout, she was sooo shocked over the fire.  Later that night, Scouts father told scout that it was Boo Radley that placed that blancket on scouts shoulders

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