“No, child,” she said, “that is a sad house. I remember Arthur Radley when he was a boy. He always spoke nicely to me, no matter what folks said he did. Spoke as nicely as he knew how.” (24)
Why doesn’t Miss Maudie and the others who knew Aurthur Radley tell the town the truth about him? The truth that his brother is locking him up being he is a prudist who believes any pleasure is a sin. How can they stand to sit there knowing the truth when the entire town is believing a lie? Why doesn’t Mr. Radley do anything?