Where in the book can i find quotes about Boo Radley and Tom Robinson and what connect do they both share through pride and Prejudice? I'm doing a essay on how two songs connect with an indcient that happens in the book, Help please i choose Waiting on the world to change by John Mayer and Any way you want it by Journey

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I would certainly concentrate on the John Mayer song rather than Journey's "Any Way You Want It." I see no similarities to Boo and/or Tom in Journey's juvenile anthem, but "Waiting on the World to Change" does offer some interesting possibilities for comparison. Both Boo and Tom are "misunderstood," and they both must 

... feel like we don't have the means
To rise above and beat it...

Both Boo and Tom

... keep waiting
Waiting on the world to change... 

Tom decides the wait within the prison walls will be too long, so he takes action to end it; Boo, meanwhile, decides to remain within his own prison in the Radley house, recognizing that the world will not change soon enough for him. They both understand that

It's hard to beat the system

and it will take a future "generation" to "rule the population" before people like Boo and Tom can safely exist in society. Boo's pride is probably best shown through Jem's conversation with Scout when he suggests that

"I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time... it's because he wants to stay inside."  (Chapter 23)

As for Tom, Atticus believes that he

"... was tired of white men's chances and preferred to take his own."  (Chapter 24) 

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