anger management, Boo Radley

so I went to the accountant’s office yesterday and he basically fired me. He said he wasn’t going to put up with my temper ( I do have one), my intimidation or bullying ( I do that) because I want to control the enviornment and am scared and create drama.  so that’s feedback from the universe, and the accountant, and the lawyer and the landlord and myself.

 Yesterday, I also saw a former co-worker who said I left my job on good energy and would probably give me a good reference. but I was insubordinate on that job because the boss kept procrastinating and changing her mind and I said something to her about it. That’s how I got terminated. 

Thirdly, I think the reason the girl is throwing me out of the house is because I confronted her with her bad habits like not fixing the air conditioning when it was 102 degrees outside, and not taking out the trash, and not having working msoke alarms and different Tv viewing habits late at night. but the way I confront people is with hostility like I am being attacked and am the victim. So there is something wrong with me.

Am I afraid to work, is that why I am putting off making a decision? just go. Find a place, find a job, buy the harp, start taking lessons again, finish the masters program. cash in the CD and open a new account at another bank. Take the steps you need to take to begin a new happy life. the chance to begin again.

Blade Runner: The chance to Begin Again

 

But sometimes, beginning again is scary.  Boo.

Arthur “Boo” Radley[edit]

Arthur “Boo” Radley is the most mysterious character in To Kill a Mockingbird and slowly reveals himself throughout the novel. Boo Radley is a very quiet, reclusive character, who only passively presents himself until Jem and Scout’s final interaction with Bob Ewell.

Maycomb children believe he is a horrible person, due to the rumors spread about him and a trial he underwent as a teenager. It is implied during the story that Boo is a very lonely man who attempts to reach out to Jem and Scout for love and friendship, for instance leaving them small gifts and figures in a tree stump. Scout finally meets him at the very end of the book, when he saves the children’s lives. Scout describes him as being sickly white, with a thin mouth and hair and grey eyes, almost as if he was blind. During the same night, when Boo requests that Scout walk him back to the Radley house, Scout takes a moment to picture what it would be like to be Boo Radley. While standing on his porch, she realizes his “exile” inside his house is really not that lonely.

Boo Radley’s heroics in protecting the children from Bob Ewell are covered up by Atticus, Sheriff Tate, and Scout. This can be read as a wise refusal of fame. As Tate notes, if word gets out that Boo killed Ewell, Boo would be inundated with gifts and visits, calamitous for him due to his quiet personality. The precocious Scout recognizes the danger: Renown would “kill the mockingbird.” Boo Radley is a ghost that haunts the book yet manifests himself at just the right moments in just the right way. He is, arguably, the most potent character in the whole book and as such, inspires the other key characters to save him when he needs saving.

After the Tom Robinson trial, Jem and Scout have a different understanding of Boo Radley. “Scout, I think I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time… it’s because he wants to stay inside.” (23.117)

Having seen a sample of the horrible things their fellow townspeople can do, choosing to stay out of the mess of humanity doesn’t seem like such a strange choice.

When Boo finally does come out, he has a good reason: Bob Ewell is trying to murder the Finch kids. No one sees what happens in the scuffle, but at the end of it, Ewell is dead and Boo carries an unconscious Jem to the Finch house. Finally faced with Boo, Scout doesn’t recognize him: after all, she’s never seen him before, except in her dreams.

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