pants by saying, “‘They’d been sewed up. Not like a lady sewed ‘em like somethin’ I’d try to do. All crooked’” (Lee 78). This shows that a man puts Jem’s pants back and that he is even trying to fix them by sloppily sewing them back together. The fact that the sewing is crooked proves that a man put Jem’s pants back together. Since the pants are on the Radley’s property Boo and Nathan are the only ones who could know about them, but since Nathan is thinking that it was an intruder who is one his property, Boo is the only one who could know that the pants are Jem’s pants. This quote shows that Boo is sympathetic and kind because he is going out of his way to help to fix Jem’s pants for him. Another time the author shows that Boo Radley is kind and sympathetic is when he places a blanket around Scout to protect her from the cold. When Atticus,
Jem, and Scout are inside the house Atticus notices that Scout is wearing a blanket that isn't theirs. Since neither Jem nor Scout knows how it got there Atticus tells them. He tells them by saying “‘Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he put the blanket around you’” (Lee 96). This quote proves that Boo is kind and sympathetic because he is feeling bad for Scout who is cold and he is trying to help her out by putting a blanket on her. The author’s purpose of chapters seven and eight is to show that Boo Radley is kind and sympathetic, and not a monster and a lunatic.
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