Paper: A Review on the Two Themes of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Even though there was no danger the imaginary danger was equivalent to that of death. The kids thought that Arthur Radley, or Boo as the haddubbed him, was a psycho. So the children s adventures led them to acting on pureimpulse. Jem had to maintain his masculine reputation. To do this he had to totallydisregard what his father had told him previously about leaving Boo alone. One night Jemtook this obsession to far and crawled into the Radley s backyard. Shots were fired and alot more could have happened all because Jem did not think of what his father said. The second theme is that people should not believe rumors about other people. The only way that someone should believe something about another person is if they heardthe fact directly from the person. Rumors very rarely build a person s reputation or selfesteem. This theme was made evident with Boo Radley. Rumors had circulated to the pointthat every person in the story knew Boo s situation. And each person had their own twistto the ending. Some said that Boo was chain down in the basement. Because children areeager for adventure they will look for adventure in just about anything. So the gamebecame who could get the closest to the Radley house without getting killed. It turned outthat later in the story Boo tried to almost establish a friendship with Scout and Jem. Boodid this by leaving certain objects, probably of some value to him, outside in a tree hole.Boo later goes on to save Scout and Jem s life which just goes to show that none of therumors were true. The second time this theme appeared was with the man and his brown paper bag.Everybody in town thought that they had the low down. Everybody thought that becausethis man had a brown paper bag and hung around black people he was a bad person. Itturns out that the man had a Coke in the bag and hung around black people because theydidn t judge him....