To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, what was Boo Radley's childhood like?

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In chapter 5, Scout talks to Miss Maudie about Boo Radley. Scout asks Miss Maudie why Boo Radley doesn't want to come out of his house. Maudie's response is to tell Scout that Boo Radley's father was a "foot-washing Baptist" (44). She explains Boo's father was very strict and believed anything pleasurable was a sin. Also, from what Miss Maudie remembers about Boo Radley, he was a nice when he was a boy.

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