After the fire in "To Kill a Mockingbird", Scout finds herself wrapped in a blanket.  Where did the blanket come from?

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engtchr5 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

According to dialogue between Scout and Atticus, it is suggested that Boo Radley wraps Scout in the blanket at the scene of the fire. This favor is only one in a string that Arthur
"Boo" Radley is suspected of, as he has placed tokens of goodwill in the knot hole of the tree that Scout and Jem pass every day. Carved figurines, pennies, and candy are just a few of the items that Boo was able to "pass on" to the kids before his father, Nathan, sealed the hole up using cement.

These actions suggest that Boo is not the neighborhood monster as so many of Maycomb's residents have rumored in the past. The kids still have their mysterious superstitions about the Radleys and their house, but Boo's actions in the novel suggest (even before the end) that he is a kind and gentle soul rather than an outcast criminal. 

jersey1524 | Student

The blanket that Scout is wrapped in at the end of the night is a blanket Boo Radley wraps around her.

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