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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

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What does Scout do after she walks Boo Radley home?

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In Chapter 31, Scout walks Boo Radley home and reminisces about all the times she's traveled the same road and played throughout the neighborhood. After Boo Radley enters his home, Scout stands on his stoop and looks out over the neighborhood with a new perspective. For the first time in her life, Scout views the neighborhood from Boo Radley's perspective. Scout thinks about what it must have been like to watch the community members from Boo Radley's window. She also imagines how Boo Radley watched her and Jem grow up around the neighborhood as the seasons changed. Scout then remembers what Atticus said about standing in a person's shoes in order to understand them. Simply standing on Boo Radley's porch was enough for Scout to understand him better as a person.

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