History Fridge / ToKillAMockingbird

7th Aug '17 7:18:49 PM boobustuber
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*At one point in the story, Jem and Scout come across a rabid dog. They tell Calpurnia about what they saw, who recognizes the dog as rabid right away and shuts the kids away and calls for help. The thing is? The kids had no idea the dog was rabid. If they had decided to approach the dog themselves instead of talking to Calpurnia, they would have been bitten and infected.
13th Jun '17 9:58:15 PM nombretomado
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* Jem's the perfect age to be fighting in WorldWarII.

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* Jem's the perfect age to be fighting in WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.



** Atticus also probably fought in [[Main/WorldWarOne World War I]]. No wonder he never spoke about his skill with a rifle.

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** Atticus also probably fought in [[Main/WorldWarOne World War I]].UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. No wonder he never spoke about his skill with a rifle.
14th May '17 9:57:32 AM GothicProphet
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*** That is implied to have been part of the reason, the other is because he wants to.

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*** That is implied to have been part of the reason, the other is because he wants to.to.
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17th Jul '16 12:14:28 PM TheFuzzinator
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*** One has to [[FridgeLogic wonder]] how he would have got out of World War I. He's somewhere near fifty in the book, meaning he would have been in his thirties during the war, and the draft age went up to forty-five. It's possible he just got lucky and his number never came up, or his bad left eye kept him out, but it's a bit of a mystery.
4th Jun '16 12:27:10 PM Minni128
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***Probably not, however, he is a giant POS that such a thing wouldn't be past him but, odds are, he probably hadn't thought of it.
22nd May '16 9:28:49 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', the Ewell family is full of small children being raised by the eldest sister, Mayella Ewell, and nominally supported by the abusive father, Bob Ewell. It's said in the book that Mayella can't remember her mother. That means that Mayella must have been very young when her mother died. Well then, since there's no mention of her having a stepmother, where did all these small children come from...oh. OH.

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* In ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', the Ewell family is full of small children being raised by the eldest sister, Mayella Ewell, and nominally supported by the abusive father, Bob Ewell. It's said in the book that Mayella can't remember her mother. That means that Mayella must have been very young when her mother died. Well then, since there's clearly no mention of her having a stepmother, stepmother in this family, where did all these small children come from...oh. OH.
22nd May '16 9:28:02 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', the Ewell family is full of small children being raised by the eldest sister, Mayella Ewell, and nominally supported by the abusive father, Bob Ewell. It's said in the book that Mayella can't remember her mother. That means that Mayella must have been very young when her mother died. Well then, where did all these small children come from...oh. OH.

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* In ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', the Ewell family is full of small children being raised by the eldest sister, Mayella Ewell, and nominally supported by the abusive father, Bob Ewell. It's said in the book that Mayella can't remember her mother. That means that Mayella must have been very young when her mother died. Well then, since there's no mention of her having a stepmother, where did all these small children come from...oh. OH.
22nd Feb '16 10:26:29 PM Bergamot
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** In ''Go Set a Watchman,'' we learn [[spoiler: Jem inherited his mother's weak heart, which killed him before he turned thirty. Likely this defect would have kept him out of the war.]]
7th Aug '15 6:54:53 AM Minni128
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** There's also the fact that when Tom says Mayella told him "what her Daddy do to her don't count" in court yet it is not followed up, not even by Atticus. Unfortunatly it is TruthInTelevision that at the time children who accused their parents of any type of abuse where often seen as lying to some end unless there was other evidence.

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** There's also the fact that when Tom says Mayella told him "what her Daddy do to her don't count" in court yet it is not followed up, not even by Atticus. Unfortunatly Unfortunately it is TruthInTelevision that at the time children who accused their parents of any type of abuse where often seen as lying to some end unless there was other evidence.




****Interesting note, actually, if you take into account that is isn't uncommon, even unto so-called modern times, where if a girl had a baby young and the father couldn't be found, said child would be played off as a younger sibling and often adopted or told as such, along with the fact that Mayella's mother is dead and her father doesn't say those are her siblings (actually, I don't recall him mentioning them), along with her apparently being the oldest of ''eight'' children, then it would make sense that the some, particularly the youngest, of the Ewell children are hers.






** One of the gifts Boo Radley gives Jem and Scout is what appears to be a war medal. Given his age and that the story takes place in the early 1930s the only war it could have been would be World War I. If Boo is a War Veteran his odd behavior might be explained by Shell Shock or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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One of the gifts Boo Radley gives Jem and Scout is what appears to be a war medal. Given his age and that the story takes place in the early 1930s the only war it could have been would be World War I. If Boo is a War Veteran his odd behavior might be explained by Shell Shock or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.



** Boo's father could have abused him to the point that he has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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** Boo's father could have abused him to the point that he has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.Disorder.
***That is implied to have been part of the reason, the other is because he wants to.
30th Aug '14 3:31:18 PM vifetoile
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*** That was a spelling medal. In the book, Miss Maudie tells Boo's whole story. He was a completely normal child, an excellent student and could have gone to college. As a teenager he and some friends committed a semi-delinquent prank. Boo's father (a highly religious man) said he would discipline him rather than have him serve 30 days in jail. He confined his son to the basement. Boo was never allowed to leave the house again. That's why he acts the way he does.

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*** That was a spelling medal. In the book, Miss Maudie tells Boo's whole story. He was a completely normal child, an excellent student and could have gone to college. As a teenager he and some friends committed a semi-delinquent prank. Boo's father (a highly religious man) said he would discipline him rather than have him serve 30 days in jail. He confined his son to the basement. Boo was never allowed to leave the house again. That's why he acts the way he does.does.
** Boo's father could have abused him to the point that he has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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