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6th Feb '18 11:22:25 PM wolfsaber
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When their father died, Nathan was summoned to return to Maycomb to become jailer to his younger brother. Nathan could have resent his situation and possibly his brother for bringing him back to a place and lifestyle he was escaped from in the first place. His resentment might have resulted his decision in also abuse Arthur. As much as he like to think he had little common with his father, he is as much as his father due to him executing the same methods in keeping Arthur Radley locked up.

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When their father died, Nathan was summoned to return to Maycomb to become jailer to his younger brother. Nathan could have resent his situation and possibly his brother for bringing him back to a place and lifestyle he was escaped from in the first place. His resentment might have resulted his decision in also abuse Arthur. As much as he like to think he had little common with his father, he is as much as his father due to him executing the same methods in keeping Arthur Radley locked up.up.

The combined abuse from his father and brother and the forced isolation definitely damaged Arthur's mental health. Arthur became withdrawn and reclusive and most likely acquired social anxiety or agoraphobia, which would prevent him stepping foot outside.
6th Feb '18 11:20:03 PM wolfsaber
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[[WMG: How the Radley brothers' characterizations developed]]

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[[WMG: How the Radley brothers' characterizations developed]]
Old Mr. Radley's abuse affected his sons in different ways]]



When their father died, Nathan was summoned to return to Maycomb to become jailer to his younger brother. Nathan could have resent his situation and possibly his brother for bringing him back to a place and lifestyle he was escaping from in Pensacola. As much as he like to think he had little common with his father, he is as much as his father due to him executing the same methods in keeping Arthur Radley locked up.

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When their father died, Nathan was summoned to return to Maycomb to become jailer to his younger brother. Nathan could have resent his situation and possibly his brother for bringing him back to a place and lifestyle he was escaping escaped from in Pensacola.the first place. His resentment might have resulted his decision in also abuse Arthur. As much as he like to think he had little common with his father, he is as much as his father due to him executing the same methods in keeping Arthur Radley locked up.
6th Feb '18 11:15:42 PM wolfsaber
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[[WMG: How the Radley brothers' characterizations developed]]

The rigid, strict lifestyle and belief imposed by the brothers' father could be a significant factor in molding the Radley brothers' characterizations. Old Mr. Radley, described as a foot washing baptist, was an authoritative man who believed pleasure is a sin. As such, Arthurís early home life would not likely to be a pleasant one. His fatherís imposition of the lifestyle and belief could have met with opposition by both his sons, Nathan and Arthur. Both brothers reacted differently from their father's rule. It is possible Nathan strived to emulate his father and played as the behaving son to avoid the abuse by his father. While it would be more obvious that Arthur would be heavily negatively affected by his father's influence, Nathan Radley also was possibly damaged as he might have use the opportunity to move to Pensacola when he came of age to escape his father. Arthur in contrast took to rebelling his fatherís rule by joining a trouble making gang when he was a teen to experience some freedom he was deprived of. Due to his passive personality, it is likely he was a tagalong in the gang and had little ability in resisting his punishment of forced isolation for his rebellion until the stabbing incident.

When their father died, Nathan was summoned to return to Maycomb to become jailer to his younger brother. Nathan could have resent his situation and possibly his brother for bringing him back to a place and lifestyle he was escaping from in Pensacola. As much as he like to think he had little common with his father, he is as much as his father due to him executing the same methods in keeping Arthur Radley locked up.
30th Dec '17 5:52:07 PM nombretomado
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The intense shyness and fear of going out in public seems cute and endearing when [[LittleWomen Beth March]] or [[TheGlassMenagerie Laura Wingfield]] has it, not so cute when it comes from a young man in a small town.

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The intense shyness and fear of going out in public seems cute and endearing when [[LittleWomen [[Literature/LittleWomen Beth March]] or [[TheGlassMenagerie [[Theatre/TheGlassMenagerie Laura Wingfield]] has it, not so cute when it comes from a young man in a small town.
15th Dec '17 9:49:47 AM MasterFuzzy
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In the later chapters, Atticus doubts his own values. He is doubting who he is, so why shouldn't we doubt who he is? There is a possibility Atticus isn't actually Atticus Finch, due to his mixed singals about morals and seemingly his lack of caring for his children. My theory is that he is actually a man named Tim Anderson.

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In the later chapters, Atticus doubts his own values. He is doubting who he is, so why shouldn't we doubt who he is? There is a possibility Atticus isn't actually Atticus Finch, due to his mixed singals signals about morals and seemingly his lack of caring for his children. My theory is that he is actually a man named Tim Anderson.Anderson.
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5th May '17 5:41:06 AM owowhatsthis
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Atticus Finch stole the Triforce of Courage, so Link Deas chased after him and set up a business hoping to spy on him. However, He didn't anticipate the trial of Tom Robinson, and the two became friends.

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Atticus Finch stole the Triforce of Courage, so Link Deas chased after him and set up a business hoping to spy on him. However, He didn't anticipate the trial of Tom Robinson, and the two became friends.friends.

[[WMG: Atticus Finch isn't actually Atticus Finch]]

In the later chapters, Atticus doubts his own values. He is doubting who he is, so why shouldn't we doubt who he is? There is a possibility Atticus isn't actually Atticus Finch, due to his mixed singals about morals and seemingly his lack of caring for his children. My theory is that he is actually a man named Tim Anderson.
4th Nov '14 3:52:52 PM LEDbullet
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And Miss Maudie saw fit not to mention it to young Scout. Him and the gang of young friends he was caught with might have been caught "experimenting," or in a part of town known for queer activities, or one of the kids may have just had a reputation. Anyway, it was the accusation (or even the suspicion) of homosexuality which drove the elder Mr. Radley to such an excessive abuse towards his son.

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And Miss Maudie saw fit not to mention it to young Scout. Him and the gang of young friends he was caught with might have been caught "experimenting," or in a part of town known for queer activities, or one of the kids may have just had a reputation. Anyway, it was the accusation (or even the suspicion) of homosexuality which drove the elder Mr. Radley to such an excessive abuse towards his son.son.

[[WMG: Link Deas hails from Hyrule]]

Atticus Finch stole the Triforce of Courage, so Link Deas chased after him and set up a business hoping to spy on him. However, He didn't anticipate the trial of Tom Robinson, and the two became friends.
30th Aug '14 3:39:19 PM vifetoile
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Atticus Finch, the man of morals, hates injustice. He especially hates when a white man abuses a black man. "There's nothing more sickening to me than a low-grade white man who'll take advantage of a Negro's ignorance." As a youth, he was an exceptional marksman ("Ol' One Shot") but for some reason he gave up shooting ("haven't shot a gun in thirty years"). According to Scout, he "hated guns and had never been to any wars" - which, if true, would seem to rule out the possibility of his aversion to guns being due to experience in war. Miss Maudie DOES say "I think maybe he put his gun down when he realized that God had given him an unfair advantage over most living things". However, perhaps as a youth, Atticus was racist - perhaps even a member of the Ku Klux Klan - and actually either directly murderered a black person himself or participated in a group murder (lynching). That could go a long way toward explaining both his especial hatred of white abuse of blacks and his strongly held belief that he was morally obligated to defend Tom Robinson and that he couldn't face his children if he didn't.

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Atticus Finch, the man of morals, hates injustice. He especially hates when a white man abuses a black man. "There's nothing more sickening to me than a low-grade white man who'll take advantage of a Negro's ignorance." As a youth, he was an exceptional marksman ("Ol' One Shot") but for some reason he gave up shooting ("haven't shot a gun in thirty years"). According to Scout, he "hated guns and had never been to any wars" - which, if true, would seem to rule out the possibility of his aversion to guns being due to experience in war. Miss Maudie DOES say "I think maybe he put his gun down when he realized that God had given him an unfair advantage over most living things". However, perhaps as a youth, Atticus was racist - perhaps even a member of the Ku Klux Klan - and actually either directly murderered a black person himself or participated in a group murder (lynching). That could go a long way toward explaining both his especial hatred of white abuse of blacks and his strongly held belief that he was morally obligated to defend Tom Robinson and that he couldn't face his children if he didn't.didn't.
* It could have even been an accident. Nathan Radley fires off a gun when he thinks a black man is in his collard patch, and a neighbor advises him to shoot low and aim to kill. Atticus could have taken aim at what he thought was an animal.

[[WMG: Boo Radley has social anxiety]]
The intense shyness and fear of going out in public seems cute and endearing when [[LittleWomen Beth March]] or [[TheGlassMenagerie Laura Wingfield]] has it, not so cute when it comes from a young man in a small town.

[[WMG: Boo Radley is gay]]
And Miss Maudie saw fit not to mention it to young Scout. Him and the gang of young friends he was caught with might have been caught "experimenting," or in a part of town known for queer activities, or one of the kids may have just had a reputation. Anyway, it was the accusation (or even the suspicion) of homosexuality which drove the elder Mr. Radley to such an excessive abuse towards his son.
12th Mar '14 8:12:24 AM DrIvoShandor
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* It was also a spelling medal in the book.

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* It was also a spelling medal in the book.book.

[[WMG: Decades before the book takes place, Atticus Finch murdered a black man.]]
Atticus Finch, the man of morals, hates injustice. He especially hates when a white man abuses a black man. "There's nothing more sickening to me than a low-grade white man who'll take advantage of a Negro's ignorance." As a youth, he was an exceptional marksman ("Ol' One Shot") but for some reason he gave up shooting ("haven't shot a gun in thirty years"). According to Scout, he "hated guns and had never been to any wars" - which, if true, would seem to rule out the possibility of his aversion to guns being due to experience in war. Miss Maudie DOES say "I think maybe he put his gun down when he realized that God had given him an unfair advantage over most living things". However, perhaps as a youth, Atticus was racist - perhaps even a member of the Ku Klux Klan - and actually either directly murderered a black person himself or participated in a group murder (lynching). That could go a long way toward explaining both his especial hatred of white abuse of blacks and his strongly held belief that he was morally obligated to defend Tom Robinson and that he couldn't face his children if he didn't.
27th Nov '13 6:52:57 PM gmonkey42
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* It was also a spelling medal in the book. But he's the right age, it's a cool theory.

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* It was also a spelling medal in the book. But he's the right age, it's a cool theory.
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