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Boo Radley is the most gossiped about member of Maycomb, blamed for every unexplained event in the town. But some of the residents remember his as Arthur, a polite teenager before his parents locked him away inside the Radley home. After Boo Radley comes to his children's rescue in the final chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus pays him a grateful compliment.
"Thank you for my children, Arthur," he said.
Atticus is possibly the most admired man in the town, though his defense of Tom Robinson made him a pariah with some of Maycomb's citizens. But not Tom's friends. After the guilty verdict, Atticus quickly leaves the courtroom, but not before everyone in the balcony stood to honor him. Reverend Sykes had to prompt Scout, however.
"Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passin'."
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