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What is the symbolism of Jem's pants being folded when Jem, Scout, and Dill run from the Radley house in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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The repaired pants that are neatly folded and replaced on the fence where they were found represent the solicitude of Boo Radley for Jem.

Having been denied a carefree existence with the company of others, Arthur Radley delights in vicariously participating in the activities of the Finch children. For instance, in Chapter 4 Scout alludes to the day she rolled in the tire into the Radley front yard:

Through all the head-shaking, quelling of nausea and Jem-yelling, I had heard another sound so low I could not have heard it form the sidewalk. Someone inside the house was laughing.

So, having come to know something of the children, Arthur evidently finds pleasure in watching them and recovering some of his former delight in life through their experiences. Knowing...

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