History Characters / ToKillAMockingbird

19th Mar '18 8:49:14 PM papyru30
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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.

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* RedRightHand: Averted; it's actually a plot point that his His left hand -- indeed, the whole arm -- is damaged beyond repair. Mayella's injuries were doesn't move anymore but he's far from a left-handed assailant.villain
18th Feb '18 6:31:04 PM fjsdfalms
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* TheLadette: Scout is a young, innocent version of this. She's too young to even know about sex ("What's a whore-lady?") and usually only fights if she's sticking up for someone.
* LadySwearsALot: She went through a cursing phase halfway through the book. Partially because she likes the words, and partially because she hopes that Atticus won't make her go to school if he finds out she learned them there.



* 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.
17th Feb '18 9:24:58 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* AbusiveParents: Physically abuses Mayella, and it's strongly implied that he sexually abuses her as well.

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* AbusiveParents: Physically abuses Mayella, and it's strongly implied that he sexually abuses her as well. And it's fairly likely his abuse wasn't limited to her.



* DisproportionateRetribution: What motivates him throughout the novel, such as when he tries to break into a judge's house.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: What motivates him throughout Throughout the novel, such as when novel. The reason that he got Mayella to accuse Tom of rape is because she had the gall to try to make nice with a black man, and he tries to break into a judge's house.murder Jem and Scout because Atticus exposed his involvement in the above thing and embarrassed him.



* IronicName: Robert E. Lee was generally considered a military genius and a gentleman even by his enemies. Bob Ewell has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

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* IronicName: The original Robert Edward Lee was a southern patrician, a very clever tactician, and even his enemies acknowledged him as a gentleman. Robert E. Lee was generally considered a military genius Ewell is poor 'white trash' and a gentleman even by his enemies. Bob Ewell StupidEvil brute who ''no one'' has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.anything good to say about.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: To the point where ''Robert E. Lee himself'' would be turning in his grave if he heard such a lout bore his name.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: To the point where ''Robert E. Lee himself'' would be turning in his grave if he heard such a lout bigot bore his name.



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: It's rather a stretch to call Mayella evil, but her FriendlessBackground means she doesn't get that Atticus's politeness during the trial is not an attempt to mock her, he just really is that nice.



* JerkassWoobie: She isn't the nicest person, but given her childhood it would be amazing if she ''didn't'' have anything wrong with her. Until Tom showed up, she had nobody in her life who ''didn't'' mistreat her- her mother died when she was young, her father was an abusive racist, and the rest of Maycomb treated her badly because her family was 'white trash'. It's notable that when Atticus is professionally polite to her during the trial, she thinks that he's mocking her. The reason the novel's conflict started is because she latched onto Tom in a desperate bid for positive attention, and when her father found out, he beat her and it's heavily implied that he forced her to accuse Tom of rape.



* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: No one intervenes to help the Ewell family, despite its many problems. Justified, as social services would have been underdeveloped at the time the novel takes place.

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* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: No one intervenes to help the Ewell family, despite its many problems. Justified, as social services would have been underdeveloped at the time the novel takes place.place, and in a rural town like Maycomb, they really ''wouldn't'' exist.
6th Feb '18 1:46:33 PM SoapheadChurch
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is he simply following his father's domineering footsteps in keeping Boo locked away, or is he genuinely trying to care for and protect his mentally-ill brother?
1st Feb '18 3:17:23 PM MockFerret
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is he simply following his father's domineering footsteps in keeping Boo locked away, or is he genuinely trying to care for and protect his mentally-ill brother?
29th Dec '17 11:31:28 PM SoapheadChurch
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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Subverted: Everyone knows that Ewell is a total slime. He only wins against Tom because he is white in a backwards Southern town. And the trial only reveals more unsavory facts, driving him into his vengeful rampage later in the book.
** If anything, his life gets worse after Tom Robinson is convicted: Ewell expects to be hailed as the town hero, but the evidence was overwhelming enough that if Mayella or her siblings were abused again, everyone would know exactly who did it. It sets Bob on his VillainousBreakdown that leads him to drunkenly attempt to [[spoiler: murder Scout and Jem]].

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Subverted: Everyone knows that Ewell is a total slime. He only wins against Tom because he is white in a backwards Southern town. And the trial only reveals more unsavory facts, driving him into his vengeful rampage later in the book.
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book. If anything, his life gets worse after Tom Robinson is convicted: Ewell expects to be hailed as the town hero, but the evidence was overwhelming enough that if Mayella or her siblings were abused again, everyone would know exactly who did it. It sets Bob on his VillainousBreakdown that leads him to drunkenly attempt to [[spoiler: murder Scout and Jem]].
29th Dec '17 5:38:14 PM SPBurke
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** If anything, his life gets worse after Tom Robinson is convicted: Ewell expects to be hailed as the town hero, but the evidence was overwhelming enough that if Mayella or her siblings were abused again, everyone would know exactly who did it. It sets Bob on his VillainousBreakdown that leads him to drunkenly attempt to [[spoiler: murder Scout and Jem]].
1st Dec '17 10:40:19 PM civetcatcoffee
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* TallPoppySyndrome: She is highly intelligent and, thanks to Calpurnia's efforts, reads at an advanced level even before starting school. The teacher can't wrap her head around this fact and tries her best to tamp down Scout's spirit.
5th Nov '17 8:31:30 PM Zadia
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28th Oct '17 2:27:29 PM Americanada
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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.befriend, described as being short and cotton-headed (whitish-blond hair, book only). His carefree attitude hides his inner pain over his parents' divorce and his mother's alcoholism.
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