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.