History Characters / ToKillAMockingbird

11th Apr '17 9:52:23 PM rjd1922
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* DecoyProtagonist: It is told from her point-of-view, but since she's a kid, she's more of a witness to events.

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* DecoyProtagonist: FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: It is told from her point-of-view, but since she's a kid, she's more of a witness to events.
2nd Mar '17 2:16:49 AM Zadia
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* IllBoy: Scout hears him repeatedly coughing badly, and she describes him as being incredibly pale. It's possible that being inside for so long has led to his health deteriorating.
16th Feb '17 5:10:54 AM EmmaWhite
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* MissingMom: Unlike his father, who we know is dead, we have no clue what happened to his mother.
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.

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