How does Harper Lee present Boo Radley as a whole?
Lee presents Boo's character in an evolving way through the eyes of the children.
Boo Radley is first introduced through the children’s games and the stories they tell. He is a monster and an unknown entity at first. Then later he becomes are more developed character as we start to see him as not disturbed and violent, but shy and calm.
When we are first introduced to Boo Radley, he is a monster. The children learn about him from neighborhood gossip, and they are afraid to go by his house. The nuts from their tree :lay untouched by the children” in the school (ch 1).
Jem gave a reasonable description of Boo: Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that's why his hands were bloodstained-if you ate an animal .raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged sear that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time....
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