History Literature / ToKillAMockingbird

12th Feb '16 1:02:39 PM amphiboly
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23rd Dec '15 8:52:16 AM rjd1922
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: A very minor one: when the children can't find a spot on the packed floor of the courthouse, the black pastor, Rev. Sykes, finds them a seat in the balcony. In the book, they are on friendly terms with Sykes because they once visited his church; in the film, their acquaintanceship with him is unexplained.
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: A very minor one: when AdaptationExplanationExtrication: When the children can't find a spot on the packed floor of the courthouse, the black pastor, Rev. Sykes, finds them a seat in the balcony. In the book, they are on friendly terms with Sykes because they once visited his church; in the film, their acquaintanceship with him is unexplained.

*** The circumstances of his death are different in the movie [[spoiler:Tom doesn't even make it to the sentencing, dying after getting struck by what was supposed to be just a warning shot as he escaped the vehicle that was taking him back to the prison to await sentencing, since he didn't believe that the sheriff would be able to keep him safe]].
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*** The circumstances of his death are different in the movie movie: [[spoiler:Tom doesn't even make it to the sentencing, dying after getting struck by what was supposed to be just a warning shot as he escaped the vehicle that was taking him back to the prison to await sentencing, since he didn't believe that the sheriff would be able to keep him safe]].
14th Dec '15 9:38:30 AM jamespolk
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Despite [[ToughActToFollow (or possibly because of)]] its near-universal acclaim and status as a classic, this was the only book Harper Lee ever published during the 20th century. In 2015, news [[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BOOKS_HARPER_LEE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT broke out]] that she would publish ''Literature/GoSetAWatchman'', a "{{sequel}}" (actually a rejected manuscript written before ''To Kill a Mockingbird'') set in TheFifties and featuring many of the same characters, including an adult Scout and an aging Atticus.
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Despite [[ToughActToFollow (or possibly because of)]] its near-universal acclaim and status as a classic, this was the only book Harper Lee ever published during the 20th century. In 2015, news [[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BOOKS_HARPER_LEE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT broke out]] that she would publish ''Literature/GoSetAWatchman'', a "{{sequel}}" (actually a rejected manuscript written before ''To Kill a Mockingbird'') set in TheFifties and featuring many of the same characters, including an adult Scout and an aging Atticus. Atticus. The "sequel" is in a different continuity as certain plot points (including the outcome of the Tom Robinson trial) don't match up.
14th Dec '15 9:37:19 AM jamespolk
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* CallingParentsByTheirName: Scout and her brother address their father as 'Atticus', to show that they have a fairly egalitarian relationship.
8th Dec '15 5:56:25 AM stuffedninja
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->''"...shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' That was the only time I ever hear Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. 'Your father's right,' she said. 'Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."''
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->''"...->''"'...shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' That was the only time I ever hear Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. 'Your father's right,' she said. 'Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."'' '"''
8th Dec '15 5:55:49 AM stuffedninja
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->''" '...shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' That was the only time I ever hear Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. 'Your father's right,' she said. 'Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' "''
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->''" '...->''"...shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' That was the only time I ever hear Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. 'Your father's right,' she said. 'Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' "''
5th Sep '15 2:00:38 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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* AnimalMotifs: Tom ''Robin''son. The Finch family. Ewell is repeatedly compared to a rooster to complete the bird imagery -- meaningfully, the only flightless bird of the bunch.
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* AnimalMotifs: Tom ''Robin''son. The Finch family. Ewell is repeatedly compared to a rooster to complete the bird imagery -- meaningfully, the only flightless bird of the bunch. And of course, the mockingbird itself [[TitleDrop providing the book with its title.]]
28th Aug '15 12:34:18 AM MasoTey
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* DownInTheDumps: The Ewells literally live in the town dump, and most of their worldly possessions are reclaimed junk.
28th Aug '15 12:10:58 AM MasoTey
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* RogueJuror: In the book, Atticus speculates that the deliberations took longer than expected because of an ultimately unsuccessful RogueJuror.
28th Aug '15 12:03:57 AM MasoTey
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: A very minor one: when the children can't find a spot on the packed floor of the courthouse, the black pastor, Rev. Sykes, finds them a seat in the balcony. In the book, they are on friendly terms with Sykes because they once visited his church; in the film, their acquaintanceship with him is unexplained.

* BoyishShortHair: Scout in the movie (her hair length is not mentioned in the book, only that she has bangs.)
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* BoyishShortHair: Scout in the movie (her hair length is not mentioned in the book, only that she has bangs.)bangs).

* NotablyQuickDeliberation: All-white jury, black defendant, pre-Civil Rights Movement.
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* NotablyQuickDeliberation: All-white jury, black defendant, pre-Civil Rights Movement.Averted explicitly in the book and implicitly in the film. In the book, Atticus opines that, even though the jury returned an unjust verdict, their slowness was an encouraging sign: they almost certainly spent the time talking down a RogueJuror who wanted to acquit.

* NotablyQuickDeliberation: All-white jury, black defendant, pre-Civil Rights Movement.ObfuscatingInsanity: Dolphus Raymond's long-term commitment to PlayingDrunk is a form of this.

* SimpleCountryLawyer: Subverted: Atticus was a well-educated man who abhorred the opinions of his neighbors, but incompetent parodies make him into a SimpleCountryLawyer.
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* SimpleCountryLawyer: Subverted: Atticus was a well-educated man who abhorred the opinions of his neighbors, but incompetent parodies make him into a SimpleCountryLawyer. He does, arguably, qualify as a ''very'' downplayed version of the trope: his ability to communicate with people much less educated than himself makes him effective in the courtroom, and his being a native of Maycomb gives him bona fides.

* WalkLikeAnEgyptian: Jem and Scout.
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* WalkLikeAnEgyptian: Jem and Scout.attempts this after learning about Ancient Egypt in school. In the film, Scout tries it as well.
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