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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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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