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In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, what did Arthur Radley and the other boys do that...

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Posted January 30, 2013 at 7:15 PM via iOS

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In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, what did Arthur Radley and the other boys do that got them in trouble?

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mizzwillie | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted January 30, 2013 at 7:26 PM (Answer #1)

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In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Arthur "Boo" Radley and several other boys get into trouble with youthful pranks.  The book never states directly what the boys did to cause Boo's father to confine him to the house.   What really gets just Boo into more and serious trouble is that he stabs his father in the leg with a scissors.  This incident leads his father to conclude that it is best if Arthur remains confined to the house indefinitely.  Arthur finds after many years in the house that he feels safe there while the outside world feels threatening to him as he is considered "different." 

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