Houses In To Kill A Mockingbird And Eugenia Collier's Marigolds

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In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Eugenia Collier’s “Marigolds”, the decay of the domiciles of the Radleys and Miss Lottie contribute to the lore surrounding them, as the demeanor of each house is the most visible piece of their existence. Both characters inhabit ramshackle ruins of houses that have been a constant in the towns for as long as the townsfolk can remember; based off the exterior senescent, the townsfolk make unfounded inferences about the Radleys and Miss Lottie. As the Radleys live in a house that “had long ago darkened to the color of the slate-gray yard around it”, so Boo Radley must have deteriorated to a shadow of the person he used to be (Lee). Because the townsfolk can only see the exterior of the house, they use
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