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Describe the setting of the Radley house in To Kill a Mockingbird.  What is the Radley...

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tbomb11 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 8, 2007 at 7:18 AM via web

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Describe the setting of the Radley house in To Kill a Mockingbird.  What is the Radley place like? (The yards and surrounding yards.)

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Jamie Wheeler | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted October 8, 2007 at 7:30 AM (Answer #1)

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The description of the Radley home is early on in Chapter One.  Lee's characterization makes the house have a gothic feel, and is almost a character in and of itself.  Here is Scout's remembrance of the house and its environs:

The Maycomb school grounds adjoined the back of the Radley lot; form the Radley chickenyard tall pecan trees shook their fruit into the schoolyard, but the nuts lay untouched by the children:  Radley pecans would kill you.  A baseball hit into the Radly yard was a lost ball and no questions asked. 

Scout describes the "closed shutters" on Sunday's, and that the "misery of that house began many years before...". 

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westie24 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted October 11, 2011 at 8:39 AM (Answer #2)

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A good description of the Radley House is found on page 10 of the book. A great quote describing the house is found towards the middle of the page.

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