Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Why Shoot The Negroes?


I for one thought it was really weird that Mr. Radley caught the children in his garden, fired his shotgun, and then blamed it on the negroes. Also, who sewed up Jem's pants? Either Mr. Radley did or Boo Radley decided to. Does Boo secretly observe the children when they are not watching? If he does he is probably a pedophile, and I would not feel cool with that if I was Scout, Jem or Dill.
I'm pretty sure I don't want some 40 year old guy who stabbed his own dad with scissors to be my new friend.

15 comments:

Carl said...

He didn't blame it on the negroes. He said that a black kid was trespassing on his lawn. There is a difference. He was probably just scaring the kids away with hurting them.
Would Mr. Radley really sew up Jem's pants if he threatened him with a shot gun? Think about it.
This is a great American novel. Do you really think Lee would write about a pedophile? Boo's been locked up in his house for over 20 years. I don't think he has that kind of mind track. He's most likely just lonely and the children were the first people to make an attempt at talking to him.

Benjamin Disraeli said...

Boo is no pedophile
he is also not 40
he sewed up the pants

I think, personally, that his brother is a harsh overbearing bible thumping baptist who keeps his poor brother on a short leash. What else is arthur gonna do? Knit? So he watches and wonders. And one day he's going to get tired of just wondering. You can count on that

The World's Greatest said...

Ok I cant see where you are coming from but I think to call Boo Radley a pedophile is kind of a strong accusation. Indeed, he probably does watch the children. But if you hadn't seen life outside of your house in who knows how many years, wouldn't you watch them to? I know I would. But it would be out of curiosity not because I was a pedophile.

The World's Greatest said...

by the way I meant I CAN see where you are coming from.

Benjamin Disraeli said...

Nothing personal against the baptists

Andie Sachs said...

If you had been listening in class you probably would have known that Mr. Radley did not blame the negroes for happened to his garden, Mr. Radley did not say anything it was Miss Stephanie who did all of the talking.
In addition, I really don't think Boo is a pedophile. I think he is just bored and watching them for entertainment. Besides the setting for this story took place during the 30's, so I really don't think there would be any pedophiles. I mean, what would you do if you were cooped up at home everyday during the 1930's?

Andie Sachs said...

To correct what I said, I meant there wouldn't be any pedophiles during the 30's in such a small town like Maycomb.

Princess Ariel said...

Boo Radley isn't a pedophile. He could just be a lonely man. You can tell he just wants friends, by the way he tries to communicate with them. And I agree with Carl. I highly doubt that Lee would write about a pedophile.haha

Pop!Goes my heart..for Edward said...

I must agree with all the previous comments. I do not believe that Boo is a pedophile. I also believe that Mr Nathan Radley is keeping a close eye on Boo to prevent him from doing anything too rational.

Ichigo said...

Lets clear things up Boo is not a pedophile, not all baptists lock people up in their homes, Mr. Radley does know who was really in his yard, Mrs. Stephanie is the one who suggested it was "the nigger scared white", and Boo sewed Jems pants. Now it's all settled. It is a simple questin but, why do you think everyone was so quick to accept the fact that it was a "Negro" in his yard? Why is every thing that seems bad in this story compared to something that a "Colored" would do? There is alot of racial hate in this story.

Dr.Gonzo said...

To respond to Ichigos comment I think that it was so easy to except that a "Negro" was in the yard because back then people thought negros were the devil. People belived that if anything bad happened it was because of negros. So it would make sense to them if there was a negro sneaking around in someones backyard.

ginger said...

Yes, I am going to ave to agree with the previous posts Boo is most definatly not a pedophile! Andie sachs is right Mr. Nathan Radley said nothing about what went on his garden, it was all Miss Stephanie trying to turn up trouble like she does throughout the whole story.

~GeOrGeW.bUsH~ said...

First of all this picture has nothing to do with anything but it is pretty funny! And i don't think boo is a pedophile! i think he just wanted to do a good deed for Jem! Doing something nice for someone else doesn't categorize them as a pedophile!

Rashad said...

Boo is not a pedophile, whoever says so it ignorant. Boo sewed the pants because they had a hole in them and they were in his yard and he needed something to do.

Emily Osment said...

I don't think Boo is a pedophile by any means. I think he is just a lonly man looking for a way to make friends and communicate with them. He probably hasn't got very much talking in to people, unless he is the kind that enjoys talking to himself, and it makes him eager to talk to the children. Just because he isn't very social doesn't automatically make him some nasty pedophile.