To Kill a Mockingbird

At the and of chapter 23, Jem forms a new theory about why Boo Radley rarely leaves his house. what is this? How likely is it to be true ?

??????????

Asked by
Last updated by Aslan
Answers 1
Add Yours

Scout and Jem try to resolve exactly what separates and distinguishes the categories of white people. Background doesn't seem to matter, because all the families are equally old. Jem thinks these class definitions have to do with how long the family has been literate. Scout disagrees and thinks, "there's just one kind of folks. Folks." Jem says he used to think so as well, but he doesn't understand why they despise one another if that's the case. Jem seems very frustrated with society, and adds that maybe Boo Radley stays inside because he wants to. There could certainly be truth to this. Boo has seen human nature and what it is capable of. Perhaps he finds society just too strssful. 

Source(s)

http://www.gradesaver.com/to-kill-a-mockingbird/study-guide/summary-chapters-19-24