History Characters / ToKillAMockingbird

7th Jan '17 8:51:14 AM Aquila89
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* ParentalSubstitute: A mother figure for Scout and Jem.
30th Dec '16 8:50:35 PM Caswin
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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.

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* RedRightHand: Averted; it's actually a plot point that his left hand -- indeed, the whole arm -- is damaged beyond repair. Mayella's injuries were from a left-handed assailant.
11th Oct '16 2:17:17 PM SorPepita
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* ASinisterClue: Atticus points out in court that Mayella's injuries were caused by someone left-handed. Like her dad. Technically, Ewell's ambidextrous (can use "one hand as good as the other"), but given that the defendant ''can't'' use their left hand....

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* ASinisterClue: Atticus points out in court that Mayella's injuries were caused by someone left-handed. Like her dad. Technically, Ewell's ambidextrous (can use "one hand as good as the other"), but given that the defendant ''can't'' use their left hand....hand...
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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* 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.
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