History Characters / ToKillAMockingbird

22nd May '16 11:00:34 AM SoapheadChurch
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* TheHero[=/=]{{Deuteragonist}}: Though the book is from Scout's 1st-person perspective, he's probably the real main character.

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* TheHero[=/=]{{Deuteragonist}}: TheHero: Though the book is from Scout's 1st-person perspective, he's probably the real main character.



* HairTriggerTemper: She's ''really'' hot-headed, fighting and punching out anyone that gets on her bad side.



* InnocentProdigy: She's smart enough to read far above her grade-level without being taught and apparently has an innate grasp of mathematics. However, she's exactly as naive as you'd expect a pre-pubescent girl to be, and oftentimes can't understand the doings of the adults around her.



* SchoolIsForLosers: She has this attitude, noting that she learns more reading at home with Atticus and that Atticus never had a day of formal schooling in his life. To her credit, Maycomb's school system isn't the greatest.



* SirSwearsALot: She's going through a cursing phase when the book takes place. Partially because she likes the words and partially because she hopes that Atticus will not make her go to school if he finds out she learned them there.



* BigBrotherBully: He acts like this towards Scout pretty often.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Yet when they're attacked at the end of the book, he does everything possible to protect her. Which isn't much, given how young he is, but he still screams at her to run and tries to pull her to safety.

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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: His knowledge of the law and trial procedure is so great that he gives excellent running commentary on Tom Robinson's trial. It's only adorable to the audience, though. Scout just finds it annoying.
* BerserkButton: He's very sensitive about Atticus and his mother. Mrs. Dubose pushing both at the same time causes him to fly into a rage so severe that it terrifies Scout.
* BigBrotherBully: He acts like this towards Scout pretty often.
often, especially earlier in the book. He grows out of it eventually.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Yet when they're When he and Scout are attacked at the end of the book, he does everything possible to protect her. Which isn't much, given how young he is, but he still screams at her to run and tries to pull her to safety.safety.
* BigBrotherMentor: He tries to be this to Scout, but he just comes off as bossy and officious.




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* StrongFamilyResemblance: Played with. Scout notes that Jem looks nothing like Atticus, more closely resembling their mother. However, the two have very similar expressions, such as they way they put their hands on their hips when being defiant.
* WideEyedIdealist: His belief in justice and the court system surpasses even Atticus', and throughout the trial he is confident that Atticus will win. Needless to say, when the guilty verdict comes back, he's ''crushed''.



* ParentalFavoritism: Scout ''thinks'' this is the case, with Calpurnia favoring Jem, but Atticus points out that Cal scolds her more because Scout gets into more trouble. When Scout goes off to school, their relationship greatly improves, mostly because Cal misses her so much.



* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: With Scout, who he insists is the only girl he will ever love. Given that he's based on [[CampGay Truman Capote]], this is probably true.



* ConsummateLiar: His lies are always ridiculous, but he's so damn convincing that no one, save Atticus, ever calls him on it.



* TheFundamentalist: His ultra-conservative nature is part of the reason why he treats Boo the way he does.

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* TheFundamentalist: His Miss Maudie calls him a "foot-washing Baptist," the ultra-conservative nature is type that thinks fun and pleasure are sinful. He gets it from his father, and its part of the reason why he treats Boo the way he does.




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* TerseTalker: When he does deign to speak, he tries to keep it as brief as possible.
27th Apr '16 2:58:44 PM SoapheadChurch
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* InformedAbility: For a lawyer, Atticus is surprisingly naive regarding court room politics, attempting to use reason and appealing to the jury's better nature in his defense of Tom rather than attempting to manipulate them into letting their disdain for the Ewell's override their prejudice. In contrast, the prosecuting attorney completely ignores the evidence and uses their racism to his advantage.

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* InformedAbility: For a lawyer, Atticus is surprisingly naive regarding court room politics, attempting to use reason and appealing to the jury's better nature in his defense of Tom rather than attempting to manipulate them into letting their disdain for the Ewell's override their prejudice. In contrast, the prosecuting attorney completely ignores the evidence and uses their racism to his advantage. This may be because he has very little trial experience, something he mentions to Sheriff Tate when he's asked to take the case. Or it may be that he knows what the outcome of the trial will be, and is more interested in getting to the truth of the matter. Or he may simply be too honest a man to attempt such tactics.
26th Apr '16 8:40:15 PM fireflower
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* LikeFatherLikeSon: According Scout Nathan and his father are exactly the same the only difference being Nathan will respond back when greeted.

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* LikeFatherLikeSon: According Scout to Scout, Nathan and his father are exactly the same same- the only difference being Nathan will respond back when greeted.
20th Apr '16 2:28:04 PM jmf6401
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* ImpliedAbility: For a lawyer, Atticus is surprisingly naive regarding court room politics, attempting to use reason and appealing to the jury's better nature in his defense of Tom rather than attempting to manipulate them into letting their disdain for the Ewell's override their prejudice. In contrast, the prosecuting attorney completely ignores the evidence and uses their racism to his advantage.

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* ImpliedAbility: InformedAbility: For a lawyer, Atticus is surprisingly naive regarding court room politics, attempting to use reason and appealing to the jury's better nature in his defense of Tom rather than attempting to manipulate them into letting their disdain for the Ewell's override their prejudice. In contrast, the prosecuting attorney completely ignores the evidence and uses their racism to his advantage.
20th Apr '16 2:27:09 PM jmf6401
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*ImpliedAbility: For a lawyer, Atticus is surprisingly naive regarding court room politics, attempting to use reason and appealing to the jury's better nature in his defense of Tom rather than attempting to manipulate them into letting their disdain for the Ewell's override their prejudice. In contrast, the prosecuting attorney completely ignores the evidence and uses their racism to his advantage.




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* TooDumbToLive: Atticus facing the lynch mob without a weapon qualifies. If his kids hadn't shown up, he probably would have been strung up right alongside Tom.
13th Apr '16 5:51:03 AM k410ren
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Stabbed with his own knife by Boo Radley.]]


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* RevengeByProxy: [[spoiler: After Atticus puts holes in his accusations toward Tom Robinson, Ewell tries to murder Atticus' children.]]
24th Mar '16 2:33:07 PM JJHIL325
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Whole Boo only killed him to save Jem and Scout, he totally deserved it.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Whole While Boo only killed him to save Jem and Scout, he totally deserved it.it many times over.]]
24th Mar '16 2:32:12 PM JJHIL325
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Whole Boo only killed him to save Jem and Scout, he totally deserved it.]]
20th Mar '16 11:12:21 AM redandready45
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* EvilCounterpart: To Atticus and possibly Boo Radley.
14th Mar '16 6:42:33 PM SoapheadChurch
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* InnocentlyInsentitive: Because she's just a kid, she doesn't realize how rude her brutal honesty and blunt language are to adults.

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* InnocentlyInsentitive: InnocentlyInsensitive: Because she's just a kid, she doesn't realize how rude her brutal honesty and blunt language are to adults.



* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Robert E. Lee. According to Harper Lee, this was done to highlight his low-class background, since

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Robert E. Lee. According to Harper Lee, this was done to highlight his low-class background, sincesince it was traditional for poor southern whites to name their kids after Confederate generals.
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