History YMMV / ToKillAMockingbird

18th Feb '18 11:30:47 AM SoapheadChurch
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* CantUnHearIt: Creator/GregoryPeck as Atticus. That is all.

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* CantUnHearIt: Creator/GregoryPeck as Atticus. That is all.Even Harper Lee, who based Atticus on her own father, claimed that Gregory Peck became her permanent mental image of Atticus.



** Examined. The teacher Miss Caroline isn't impressed that Scout learned reading at a young age because it goes against the school system. Nowadays she would be skipped ahead a few grades.
*** This is debateably ValuesResonance: while one would like to think that this is an example of wrong-headed thinking long since put aside, in fact it is still sadly common for children in the American school system to be reprimanded or even punished for being more advanced than the system dictates. Any standardised system is going to let outliers down, and there will always be teachers who act according to the letter rather than the spirit of the education guidelines.

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** Examined. The teacher Miss Caroline isn't impressed that Scout learned reading at a young age because it goes against the school system. Nowadays she would be skipped ahead a few grades.
*** This is debateably ValuesResonance: while one would like to think that this is an example of wrong-headed thinking long since put aside,
grades, provided she was in fact it is still sadly common for children in the American a decent school system to be reprimanded or even punished for being more advanced than the system dictates. Any standardised system is going to let outliers down, and there will always be teachers who act according to the letter rather than the spirit of the education guidelines.district.



* ValuesResonance: Many of the book's messages and morals are resonant even in today's world. Discrimination against minorities in the US is still widespread, with more attention given nowadays due to the rise of social media platform. While not a focal point of the story, this book does show how damaging false rape accusations really are.
* TheWoobie: Tom Robinson. He's a nice quiet family man who minded his own business, and occasionally helped Mayella. Nonetheless, Bob Ewell decides to get him killed.

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** As ''Literature/GoSetAWatchman'' demonstrated to readers everywhere, Atticus' liberal, lassiez-faire attitude towards Maycomb's racist society does not age well. The seeming "change" in his character was pretty much just him acting the same way he did in ''Mockingbird'', just during the Civil Rights era.
* ValuesResonance: ValuesResonance:
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Many of the book's messages and morals are resonant even in today's world. Discrimination against minorities in the US is still widespread, with more attention given nowadays due to the rise of social media platform. While not a focal point of the story, this book does show how damaging false rape accusations really are.
** Scout's negative reaction towards Miss Caroline is surprisingly relevant today. While one would like to think that this is an example of wrong-headed thinking long since put aside, in fact it is still sadly common for children in the American school system to be reprimanded or even punished for being more advanced than the system dictates. Any standardised system is going to let outliers down, and there will always be teachers who act according to the letter rather than the spirit of the education guidelines.
* TheWoobie: TheWoobie:
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Tom Robinson. He's a nice quiet family man who minded his own business, and occasionally helped Mayella. Nonetheless, Bob Ewell decides to get him killed.
1st Feb '18 3:22:08 PM MockFerret
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** Is Nathan Radley simply following in his father's abusive and domineering footsteps in keeping Boo locked away, or is he genuinely trying to care for and protect his mentally-ill brother?
28th Jan '18 6:01:55 AM AceMerrill
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** It is not uncommon to hear Dill's preference for hanging out with Jem interpreted as a childhood crush, and his ChildhoodMarriagePromise with Scout as his cover.

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** It is not uncommon to hear Dill's preference for hanging out with Jem interpreted as a childhood crush, and his ChildhoodMarriagePromise with Scout as his cover. Especially since Dill is said to be based on Harper Leeís childhood friend Truman Capote who is gay.
25th Jan '18 6:15:39 PM AceMerrill
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** Most {{Fanfic}} writers seem to have forgotten that Scout may be a tomboy, but she is also a church-going small-towner from pre-1950s Alabama -- many of the things that they have her do in fan fiction (especially fanfic set when Scout is in high school) would give the real Scout a massive attack of the vapours.
21st Jan '18 2:41:41 PM ClintEastwood
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* CantUnHearIt: Creator/GregoryPeck as Atticus. That is all.
23rd Dec '17 10:07:55 AM Owlorange1995
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** Did the men who wrongfully convicted Tom do so simply because he was black? Or did they also do it because they knew Bob Ewell was abusive to his daughter, passed it off as [[BystanderSyndrome "someone else's problem"]] for years, and were so afraid of owning up their inaction that they were willing to throw an innocent man under the bus?
2nd Oct '17 4:28:19 PM ClintEastwood
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1st Oct '17 6:07:49 AM nurikokairu
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** Jem qualifies as well. As a kid going through puberty, he already has a lot of difficulties going on, and throughout the book his struggles keep piling up with seeing the reality and how horrifying it truly is and having him and his sister slowly grow apart. May be a JerkassWoobie given how him growing apart from Scout is somewhat his own fault. He also had genetic heart conditions that gave him an early death.

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** Jem qualifies as well. As a kid going through puberty, he already has a lot of difficulties going on, and throughout the book his struggles keep piling up with seeing the reality and how horrifying it truly is and having him and his sister slowly grow apart. May be a JerkassWoobie given how him growing apart from Scout is somewhat his own fault. He also had genetic heart conditions that gave him an early death.
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28th Aug '17 8:55:44 PM dunicha
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*** This is debateably ValuesResonance: while one would like to think that this is an example of wrong-headed thinking long since put aside, in fact it is still sadly common fort children in the American school system to be reprimanded or even punished for being more advanced than the system dictates. Any standardised system is going to let outliers down, and there will always be teachers who act according to the letter rather than the spirit of the education guidelines.

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*** This is debateably ValuesResonance: while one would like to think that this is an example of wrong-headed thinking long since put aside, in fact it is still sadly common fort for children in the American school system to be reprimanded or even punished for being more advanced than the system dictates. Any standardised system is going to let outliers down, and there will always be teachers who act according to the letter rather than the spirit of the education guidelines.
4th Aug '17 8:57:01 AM JoeMerl
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** In the film, Mayella's actress does a great job with a downcast, halting performance that reveals the character's internal conflict.
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