To Kill a Mockingbird First Person Letter from Boo Radly


To whom it may concern:

I\'m stuck in my house because my parents pleaded with the law when I
was young for me to stay at home and I wouldn\'t be able to leave my house.
I would have rather gone to the detention school.... I was hurt more not
being able to go outside and I was addressed as Monster. Later on I was
doing some cutting and pasting. No one ever knew what happened just that I
stabbed my Mom in her leg. Again my parents pleaded with the law to let me
stay at home and that I would not be able to go outside. I have been
trapped in my house for all these years.... I was once considered a normal
kid with friends but now people are scared of me and are afraid upon
hearing my name. I do carvings with wood and I made little figures of Jem
and Scout and put it in the tree along with other stuff. I started to try
to begin a friendship but again it was destroyed by my father who filled
the tree hole with cement. I have been trapped all my life. I consider the
walls to be my friends. I saw them hour after hour. I wish you people
wouldn\'t be afraid. Rumours start and that can really hurt a person if you
here something second hand and it isn\'t the truth. I wish people wouldn\'t
be afraid and give me a chance. I want friends just like everybody else
and freedom but that was taken away from me. I am older now and the damage
has already been done the rumours, stories, etc.. I just wanted to write
this to anyone so they understand that I am good and not bad. Well I will
be going now. See ya.

Sincerely: Arthur (Boo) Radley