I believe that this passage shows the caution in which the town sees the Radley’s they are seen as “alien” as they do not take part in most of the town traditions like the rest of the town. In school we see how far this caution is maintained people thought that “Radley pecans would kill you.” This shows that people would go so far that they wouldn’t accept pecans from that tree in their garden.
People didn’t just not eat Radley pecans they blamed the Radley’s for any petty crimes which were unsolved. This shows that the Radley’s are a bit of a scape goat (they aren’t the only scape goats in this book.). Even when they found out who committed the crimes people were “unwilling to discard their initial suspicions.” The Radley’s were frowned upon by the community their were many suspicions of them without any evidence. “People said he went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows.” This is an accusation which has no evidence but is widely believed by the whole community. earlier on in this passage it foreshadowed by saying that dill is brought to the radley front door like the moon brings water. This shows Hippocratic as it isn’t bad for dill to peek on boo radley but not of boo radley to do the same.
All of the preconceptions about boo show him as a mocking bird as he has to fit the preconsived ideas about him as he is not normal. mocking birds mimic the calls of other birds this show how boo has to mimic his place in society even though he is a normal person. this shows the binary view maycomb has