BLANKET symbolism in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

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BLANKET symbolism in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

  • on: February 21, 2010, 03:54:19 PM
I found this here:  http://www.enotes.com/to-kill-a-mocking ... ound-89843

Explanation of the blanket theme in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Coincindence?  Nah...  i dont believe in them!   :D

Before this point in the story, Boo was known to all of the town, and the neighborhood children, as the "malevolent phantom," a bad character who was responsible for spying in people's windows, harming small animals, and stealing things.  Although none of these things are true of Boo, kids still are afraid of him, and he is a bit of a legend in the town.

As Scout stands outside in the cold, watching Miss Maudie's house burn to the ground, she realizes at some point that she was "clutching a brown woolen blanket" around her shoulders.  She doesn't know where the blanket came from.  It is confirmed by Atticus and Jem that Boo put it there.  She hadn't even noticed.

So, Boo, this supposed evil person, had noticed Scout that Scout was cold, and slipped a blanket around her to keep her warm.  This action symbolizes friendship, kindness, generosity, and, as is a strong theme in this book, how people aren't always what we think they are.  People aren't what they appear to be on the surface, and we shouldn't judge them before we get to know them.  Boo, on the surface a strange social recluse with a reputation for harm, was really a harmless, friendly, kind human being that noticed Scout's need and served her selflessly
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Re: BLANKET symbolism in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

  • on: February 21, 2010, 03:58:54 PM
YES......WHY IS BLANKET CALLED THAT.......?????? I GUESS THERE ARE LOTS OF THEORIES.....XXX
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Re: BLANKET symbolism in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

  • on: February 21, 2010, 04:02:24 PM
MJ pretty much said that in Living with Michael Jackson ''Blanket represents warmth, comfort, love. that's why i call him Blanket''
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Re: BLANKET symbolism in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

  • on: February 21, 2010, 04:14:11 PM
Quote from: "Jacksonology"
MJ pretty much said that in Living with Michael Jackson ''Blanket represents warmth, comfort, love. that's why i call him Blanket''

Yes.. and i think Michael got the idea after reading "To Kill a Mockingbird".

The similarities are too strong for it to be a coincidence.
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Re: BLANKET symbolism in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

  • on: February 21, 2010, 04:16:44 PM
Quote from: "DancingTheDream"
Quote from: "Jacksonology"
MJ pretty much said that in Living with Michael Jackson ''Blanket represents warmth, comfort, love. that's why i call him Blanket''

Yes.. and i think Michael got the idea after reading "To Kill a Mockingbird".

The similarities are too strong for it to be a coincidence.
true, and when blanket was born the media was still ''burning'' MJ with the child molesto accusations  so in a sense MJ was Scout and Blanket (boo) comforted him and kept him warm
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Re: BLANKET symbolism in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

  • on: February 22, 2010, 10:50:18 AM
I watched this  old movie on TV 2 nights ago here in Aus.  Been thinking of it for the past two days  making a note to myself to read the book and now I find your post on it. Coincidence once again. So much about this hoax for me has been listening to my intuition and gut reactions.  Thanks for posting, you spoke to me. The collective soul of all believers or to put it another way, Your just another part of me.
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