History Characters / ToKillAMockingbird

26th Jan '16 6:48:55 AM k410ren
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* RedRightHand: Averted; it's actually a plot point that his left hand is damaged beyond repair.
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* RedRightHand: Averted; it's actually a plot point that his left hand is damaged beyond repair. Mayella's injuries were from a left-handed assailant.
17th Jan '16 10:14:02 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* IronicName: He's ''really'' not worthy of being named after Robert E. Lee.

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Robert E. Lee
21st Aug '15 3:25:37 PM Luigifan
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* CrusadingLawyer: The town's not mad that Atticus was ''assigned'' to defend a black man. The problem is, ''he's actually doing the job properly'' which is tantamount to treason in the racist Deep South.
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* CrusadingLawyer: The town's not mad that Atticus was ''assigned'' to defend a black man. The problem is, ''he's actually doing the job properly'' properly'', which is tantamount to treason in the racist Deep South.

* DeterminedDefeatist: Knows full well that the [[CommonNonsenseJury racist jury]] will never acquit Tom Robinson even if all evidence points to his innocence. He gives his all in defending him anyway.
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* DeterminedDefeatist: Knows full well that the [[CommonNonsenseJury racist jury]] will never acquit Tom Robinson Robinson, even if all evidence points to his innocence. He gives his all in defending him anyway.

* KnightInSourArmour: Takes a dim view of the trial but stays at it anyway.
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* KnightInSourArmour: Takes a dim view of the trial trial, but stays at it anyway.

An intelligent and imaginative boy whom Jem and Scout befriend. His carefree attitude hides his inner pain over his parents divorce and his mother's alcoholism.
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An intelligent and imaginative boy whom Jem and Scout befriend. His carefree attitude hides his inner pain over his parents parents' divorce and his mother's alcoholism.

* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In the movie after attempting to get close to Boo Ridely's house and knocking on his door. He, Jem and Scout make a break for it and hide around a nearby house. Dill quickly tells the two "see ya next summer" and takes off.
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In the movie after attempting to get close to Boo Ridely's house and knocking on his door. He, Jem Jem, and Scout make a break for it and hide around a nearby house. Dill quickly tells the two "see ya next summer" and takes off.

* DisproportionateRetribution: The aforementioned imprisonment of his son was because [[spoiler: Boo fell in with the wrong crowd and took part in a joy ride. Once.]]
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* DisproportionateRetribution: The aforementioned imprisonment of his son was because [[spoiler: Boo [[spoiler:Boo fell in with the wrong crowd and took part in a joy ride. Once.]]

* AbusiveParents: Physically abuses Mayella and it's strongly implied that he sexually abuses her as well. * BigBad: Or as close as you can get in the book - his actions set the plot into motion and heavily impact the main characters. * CorruptHick: ''Oh yeah.'' Racist, impoverished, [[spoiler: possibly sexually abusive of his own daughter]] and spending his few welfare checks on alcohol. * DirtyCoward: He won't confront the best marksman in town but he will [[spoiler:try to kill his children while they're walking home in the dark]].
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* AbusiveParents: Physically abuses Mayella Mayella, and it's strongly implied that he sexually abuses her as well. * BigBad: Or as close as you can get in the book - -- his actions set the plot into motion and heavily impact the main characters. * CorruptHick: ''Oh yeah.'' Racist, impoverished, [[spoiler: possibly [[spoiler:possibly sexually abusive of his own daughter]] daughter]], and spending his few welfare checks on alcohol. alcohol. * DirtyCoward: He won't confront the best marksman in town town, but he will [[spoiler:try to kill his children while they're walking home in the dark]].

* KickTheDog: Harassing Tom Robinson and even after his conviction and death, stalks and harasses his widow as well.
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* KickTheDog: Harassing Tom Robinson Robinson, and even after his conviction and death, stalks and harasses his widow as well.

* TheSociopath: He's an abusive father with no concern for his family, he threatens anyone who rubs him the wrong way, he forces his daughter to falsely accuse her friend of rape, [[spoiler: and he tries to murder Atticus' children]].
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* TheSociopath: He's an abusive father with no concern for his family, he threatens anyone who rubs him the wrong way, he forces his daughter to falsely accuse her friend of rape, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and he tries to murder Atticus' children]].

* [[spoiler: WouldHurtAChild]].
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* [[spoiler: WouldHurtAChild]]. [[spoiler:WouldHurtAChild]]

* AssholeVictim: Debatably. She's from a pretty messed up family and isn't a nice person at all, but it's possible she's only like this ''because'' of her father.
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* AssholeVictim: Debatably. She's from a pretty messed up messed-up family and isn't a nice person at all, but it's possible she's only like this ''because'' of her father.

* PromotedToParent: [[spoiler: After Boo kills her father to protect Scout and Jem]].
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* PromotedToParent: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Boo kills her father to protect Scout and Jem]].Jem. This is actually a promotion in every sense of the word, considering how awful Mr. Ewell was.]]

* ScaryBlackMan: Averted big time; he's a fairly intimidating guy, but has a gentle soul.
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* ScaryBlackMan: Averted big time; big-time; he's a fairly intimidating guy, but has a gentle soul.
14th Jul '15 2:21:03 AM Aquila89
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As the inconsistency with Tom Robinson shows, Watchman and Mockinbird are not part of the same canon. See talk page.
* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal: In ''Go Set a Watchman'', set twenty years after ''Mockingbird'', a now-grown Scout is dismayed to realize that the social turmoil of the Civil Rights Movement brought out some very ugly attitudes in Atticus.]]

* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn/[[EvilAllAlong Racist All Along]]: The sequel novel reveals that Atticus was not quite the compassionate, colorblind soul that popular culture remembers him as. Atticus spouts about how he doesn't want "Negroes by the carload in our schools and churches and theaters," says they are "still in their childhood as a people," attacks the NAACP and the Supreme Court, and is even confirmed to have attended a [[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan Klan]] meeting. The internal conflict for Scout, now grown, is reconciling the man she knows now with memories of the man who raised her.]]

* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:''Go Set a Watchman'' presents an alternate version of his rape trial that ends with his acquittal on the grounds that the rape was consensual, thus not resulting in him meeting his maker as early as he did in ''Mockingbird''.]]
12th Jul '15 7:29:58 PM ryanasaurus0077
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I personally consider ''Go Set a Watchman'' to be set in an alternate universe to ''To Kill a Mockingbird''.
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:''Go Set a Watchman'' presents an alternate version of his rape trial that ends with his acquittal on the grounds that the rape was consensual, thus not resulting in him meeting his maker as early as he did in ''Mockingbird''.]]
12th Jul '15 10:29:32 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillainPoliticallyIncorrectVillain: To the point where ''Robert E. Lee himself'' would be turning in his grave if he heard such a lout bore his name.
10th Jul '15 10:19:07 PM Scoutstr295
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* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal: In ''Go Set a Watchmen'', set twenty years after ''Mockingbird'', a now-grown Scout is dismayed to realize that the social turmoil of the Civil Rights Movement brought out some very ugly attitudes in Atticus.]]
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* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal: In ''Go Set a Watchmen'', Watchman'', set twenty years after ''Mockingbird'', a now-grown Scout is dismayed to realize that the social turmoil of the Civil Rights Movement brought out some very ugly attitudes in Atticus.]]
10th Jul '15 7:10:47 PM Scoutstr295
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* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn/[[EvilAllAlong Racist All Along]]: The sequel novel reveals that Atticus was not quite the compassionate, colorblind soul that popular culture remembers him as. Atticus spouts about how he doesn't want "Negroes by the carload in our schools and churches and theaters," says they are "still in their childhood as a people," attacks the NAACP and the Supreme Court, and is even confirmed to have attended a [[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan Klan]] meeting.]]
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* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn/[[EvilAllAlong Racist All Along]]: The sequel novel reveals that Atticus was not quite the compassionate, colorblind soul that popular culture remembers him as. Atticus spouts about how he doesn't want "Negroes by the carload in our schools and churches and theaters," says they are "still in their childhood as a people," attacks the NAACP and the Supreme Court, and is even confirmed to have attended a [[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan Klan]] meeting. The internal conflict for Scout, now grown, is reconciling the man she knows now with memories of the man who raised her.]]
10th Jul '15 7:08:43 PM Scoutstr295
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* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn/[[EvilAllAlong Racist All Along]]: The sequel novel reveals that Atticus was not quite the compassionate, colorblind soul that popular culture remembers him as. Atticus spouts about how he doesn't want "Negroes by the carload in our schools and churches and theaters," says they are "still in their childhood as a people," attacks the NAACP and the Supreme Court, and is even confirmed to have attended a [[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan Klan]] meeting.]]
10th Jul '15 7:01:53 PM Scoutstr295
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* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal: In ''Go Set a Watchmen'', set twenty years after ''Mockingbird'', a now-grown Scout is disturbed to realize that the social turmoil of the Civil Rights Movement has brought out some pretty ugly attitudes in Atticus.]]
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* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal: In ''Go Set a Watchmen'', set twenty years after ''Mockingbird'', a now-grown Scout is disturbed dismayed to realize that the social turmoil of the Civil Rights Movement has brought out some pretty very ugly attitudes in Atticus.]]
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