What did Scout find in the Radleys' yard throughout the story that I could use as mementos in a scrapbook?okay i'm doing a scrapbook for my english class. It's on Scout and i was wondering what are...

What did Scout find in the Radleys' yard throughout the story that I could use as mementos in a scrapbook?

okay i'm doing a scrapbook for my english class. It's on Scout and i was wondering what are some things i could put as the memory box page. i.e the soap dols, and the gum wrapper. What are other things.

Anything would help. Thankss

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teacherk eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Scout and Jem Finch and neighbor Dill Harris become fascinated by Boo Radley, the Finch's next door neighbor during the first summer of the novel. He is seen as a "malevolent phantom" by the kids, and lots of stories surround his reclusiveness. You could add a few items that represent Scout's fascination with the mystery surrounding Boo. The next summer, the three children find various little "presents" in a "knot-hole" in the tree, including what you mention above (the soap carvings and gum), a broken watch and chain and also an Indian head penny. You could put these in your scrapbook as well. Scout writes a note to Boo, but when she goes to put it in the hole, she discovers that it is filled with cement. Scout's note to Boo might be an interesting addition because we never know what she writes. Finally, at the end, Boo saves Jem and Scout on their walk home from the pageant, and Boo carries injured Jem back to the house with his broken leg. A nice end to your scrapbook might have a few mementos from Scout's face-to-face meeting with Boo at the end of the novel, such part of her ham costume, or even something to represent the Scout's final conclusion in the novel: "Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it; we had given him nothing, and it made me sad."

paris01 | Student

two indian head pennies    abroken watch   marbles @ there lifes

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