History Characters / ToKillAMockingbird

20th Sep '16 7:28:10 PM SoapheadChurch
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* CorruptHick: ''Oh yeah.'' Racist, impoverished, [[spoiler:possibly sexually abusive of his own daughter]], and spending his few welfare checks on alcohol.

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* CorruptHick: ''Oh yeah.'' Racist, impoverished, [[spoiler:possibly possibly sexually abusive of his own daughter]], daughter, and spending his few welfare checks on alcohol.



* IronicName: He's ''really'' not worthy of being named after Robert E. Lee.

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* IronicName: He's ''really'' not worthy of being named after Robert E. Lee.Lee was generally considered a military genius and a gentleman even by his enemies. Bob Ewell has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
22nd Jul '16 12:38:54 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. This may be because he has very little trial experience, 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.



* OmnidisciplinaryLawyer: Atticus is a real estate lawyer who hates criminal law, but is still appointed to defend Tom Robinson. This is partially because he's a lawyer in a rural county seat, and therefore expected to be a general practitioner, and also because he is the only lawyer in the county who would take the job and do it well.

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* OmnidisciplinaryLawyer: Atticus is a real estate lawyer who hates criminal law, but is still appointed to defend Tom Robinson. This is partially because he's a lawyer in a rural county seat, and therefore expected to be a general practitioner, and also because he is the only lawyer in the county who would take the job and do it well. This is actually portrayed more realistically than most examples, as he's clearly inferior as a trial lawyer to the prosecutor. At least in the novel. In the movie, he makes a much better showing.
17th Jul '16 7:27:00 PM SoapheadChurch
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* UselessBystanderParent: She moves in with Atticus in order to help the kids cope with the fallout of his decision to defend Atticus. However, she's very little help in this regard, mostly because she agrees with the community, and is more preoccupied with dealing with a rebellious Scout.

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* UselessBystanderParent: She moves in with Atticus in order to help the kids cope with the fallout of his decision to defend Atticus.Tom Robinson. However, she's very little help in this regard, mostly because she agrees with the community, and is more preoccupied with dealing with a rebellious Scout.
17th Jul '16 7:14:15 PM SoapheadChurch
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* SmartPeopleWearGlasses


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* SmartPeopleWearGlasses

SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He's the only character of note that wears them, and the smartest among them by a pretty wide margin.

17th Jul '16 10:19:36 AM TheFuzzinator
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* GentleGiant: In the movie, given that he's played by the 6'3" Gregory Peck, who's noticeably taller than just about everyone around him. Nevertheless, he's a BadassPacifist who thinks having a gun is "an invitation for someone to shoot you".





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\n* SmartPeopleWearGlasses



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* DeadpanSnarker: Can be, and often not on purpose.


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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: She and Jem trade this off over the course of the book. When they're younger, she's constantly trying to restrain him from doing something ill-advised (mostly involving the Radleys), but as they age and he matures, he tries to stop her getting in schoolyard fights over insults to Atticus. Neither is precisely successful.


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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: He and Scout trade this off over the course of the book. At first, she tries to stop him doing various ill-advised things concerning the Radleys; later, as he matures, he tries to keep her from fighting kids over insults to Atticus. Neither is precisely successful.
16th Jul '16 5:31:39 PM TheFuzzinator
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* OlderThanTheyLook: Cal doesn't actually know just how old she is, but she's older than Atticus (who's somewhere in the neighborhood of fifty), and Jem observes that she looks much younger.
3rd Jul '16 7:43:47 PM MyLittleXero
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The older brother of Arthur "Boo" Radley who imprisoned his son in their house for years.

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The older brother of Arthur "Boo" Radley who watches over his imprisoned his son brother in their house for years.
years after the death of their parents.
23rd Jun '16 8:45:54 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* BerserkButton: Bad-mouthing Atticus. It gets the better of her even when she's trying to be a proper lady and not start fights, as her response to her cousin calling Atticus a "nigger-lover" is to immediately and viciously punch him in the face. She doesn't event know what the phrase means, but it sounded like an insult and that was enough.

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* BerserkButton: Bad-mouthing Atticus. It gets the better of her even when she's trying to be a proper lady and not start fights, as her response to her cousin calling Atticus a "nigger-lover" is to immediately and viciously punch him in the face. She doesn't event even know what the phrase means, but it sounded like an insult and that was enough.
12th Jun '16 11:59:56 AM SoapheadChurch
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* BadassBookworm: As a lawyer, words are his stock in trade.

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* BadassBookworm: As On the surface he's mild-mannered and bookish, always stuck behind a lawyer, words are his stock newspaper or lawbook. But he's also the best shot in trade.Maycomb County and a very intimidating man besides.



* 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.

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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 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.



* OmnidisciplinaryLawyer: Atticus is a real estate lawyer who hates criminal law, but is still appointed to defend Tom Robinson. This is partially because he's a lawyer in a rural county seat, and therefore expected to be a general practitioner, and also because he is the only lawyer in the county who would take the job and do it well.



* BerserkButton: Bad-mouthing Atticus. It gets the better of her even when she's trying to be a proper lady and not start fights, as her response to her cousin calling Atticus a "nigger-lover" is to immediately and viciously punch him in the face, ''even when she doesn't know what the insult means''.

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* BerserkButton: Bad-mouthing Atticus. It gets the better of her even when she's trying to be a proper lady and not start fights, as her response to her cousin calling Atticus a "nigger-lover" is to immediately and viciously punch him in the face, ''even when she face. She doesn't event know what the phrase means, but it sounded like an insult means''.and that was enough.



* CommonalityConnection: With Scout. They develop a fast friendship based on their mutual love of outdoors and dislike of traditionally "girly" things. She's also the one female Scout can spend time with when Jem and Dill lose interest in playing with her.



* GrayEyes

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* GrayEyesGrayEyes: One of the only characters whose eye-color is mentioned. The significance of this is not clear, but she does fit the stereotype of being calm, composed, and possessing extraordinary inner strength.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: She's just as good a friend to Scout as she is to Atticus.



* EgomaniacHunter: He hunts out of season and eats wild game exclusively. The sherrif lets him get away with it because he knows that Ewell's poaching is the only thing that keeps his children from starving to death.

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* EgomaniacHunter: He hunts out of season and eats wild game exclusively. The sherrif sheriff lets him get away with it because he knows that Ewell's poaching is the only thing that keeps his children from starving to death.
10th Jun '16 7:54:33 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* BerserkButton: Anyone who bad-mouths Atticus. It gets the better of her even when she's trying to be a proper lady and not start fights, as her response to her cousin calling Atticus a "nigger-lover" is to immediately and viciously punch him in the face, ''even when she doesn't know what the insult means''.

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* BerserkButton: Anyone who bad-mouths Bad-mouthing Atticus. It gets the better of her even when she's trying to be a proper lady and not start fights, as her response to her cousin calling Atticus a "nigger-lover" is to immediately and viciously punch him in the face, ''even when she doesn't know what the insult means''.
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