“The things that happen to people we will never really know. What happens in houses behind closed doors, what secrets – “
– Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 5. Miss Maudie to Scout. She tries to explain how the reclusive Boo Radley feels after being secluded in the house for so long. Boo was locked up in his childhood home by his abusive father, who hypocritically in public was religious and “a foot-washing Baptist.” Boo is viewed as a strange and frightening figure by the children.