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ARTHUR 'BOO' RADLEY
Boo is a seclusive, reserved adult that lives with his parents in Maycomb in the same street as the Finches.
Scout and Jem Finch find Mr Arthur Radley to be a rather intriguing character. They are always interested in what he is doing and why he never leaves his house. They find themselves playing games and reciting plays about his way of life and try to make plans to lure him out of the house. Boo was put under house arrest by his brother and had never left the house since.
Boo is revealed as a gentle and caring character by his unseen acts - mending Jem's pants, wrapping a blanket around Scout on the night of the fire, leaving gifts in the tree and saving the children from Bob Ewell's attack.
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QUOTES:
“Dill first gave us the idea of making Boo Radley come out” (pg 1)
“I heard another sound, so low I could not have heard it from the pavement. Someone inside the house was laughing” (pg 45)
“Taunting Boo Radley became passe” (pg 110)
“I think 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” (pg 257)
“Dragging him with his shy ways into the limelight- to me, thats a sin''
“I sometimes felt a twinge of remorse, when passing by the old place, at ever having taken part in sheer torment to Arthur Radley” (pg267)
“Thank you for my children, Arthur” (pg 305)

10 WORDS TO DESCRIBE 'BOO' RADLEY:
1: Reserved
2: Quiet
3: Strange
4: Timid
5: Gentle
6: Intriguing
7: Unknown
8: Caring
9: Confused
10: Dangerous

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:
Boo Radley is most related to the essential question "Who are the outsiders in society" because he was treated like an outcast and many people feared him without properly getting to know him and they also judged him without knowing who he actually was. He was made an outsider because of an incident that happened many years ago. Boo also relates to the question "How can one person make a difference" because in the end he helped save Scout from Bob Ewell assaulting her or hurting her seriously

HELPFUL WEBSITES ABOUT BOO RADLEY:
http://www.shmoop.com/to-kill-a-mockingbird/boo-radley.html
http://www.ericchrist.com/non-fiction/mockingbird.htm