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The significance of the Radley House in this novel is to show the consequences and the effects of
bad parenting as well as to show prejudice in the community of Maycomb. Harper Lee presents
this by making the house and Boo Radley synonymous. This means that the description of the
house is in some way linked to the character of Arthur "Boo" Radley.
The Radley Place is the home of Nathan Radley and his son, whose nickname is Boo.…read more

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Radley place and the pain and suffering that it can cause. Also, the oxymoron may be a sign that
fantasy and truth will eventually contradict each other.
Boo's house is described in shades of grey. The house `was once white', but with time and age, the
colour has faded to `slategrey'. Lee describes the house as being `darkened to the colour of the
slate grey yard surrounding it'. The fact that it was `darkened' suggests that it has seen better
times, like the Radley family.…read more

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In conclusion, through the description of the house, Lee not only captures the reader's fascination
with the Radleys, but also explaining how the Radleys do not welcome visitors. The novel's
circularity helps develop our understanding of the characters. The Radley Place, being
synonymous to Boo Radley, displays to the reader that he was not always the way he has become.
The yard was not always `slategrey', it has `darkened' to this colour.…read more


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