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How old was Arthur Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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dub-2-da-step | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 22, 2013 at 7:23 PM via iOS

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How old was Arthur Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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luke18035 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted July 23, 2013 at 9:56 PM (Answer #1)

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Boo's age is never specifically mentioned by Harper Lee, but we can make an assumption.  From the description of the trouble that Boo got into with his friends - the trouble that caused him to spend some time in the county jail - we can assume that Boo was a teenager at the time.  Lee says after this that "he was not seen for fifteen years."  This is because Boo's father, a devoutly and strictly religious man, kept Boo locked up in the house.  Add 16 to 15 and you get 31. Hope this helps......

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