02:18:43 AM Jul 14th 2015
I disagree with adding tropes from Go Set a Watchman. It's not a sequel, it's a rejected first draft of Mockingbird. The two books are not part of the same canon: in Watchman, Tom Robinson was acquitted. It should have its own character page.
12:58:00 AM Jul 2nd 2015
Aunt Alexandra needs an entry here; she's at least as important a character as Miss Maudie. I'd do it myself, but I don't have a copy of the book and it's been YEARS since I read it in high school.
09:19:28 PM Mar 12th 2014
Karmic Death: Boo stabs him [Ewell] with his own knife. At least in the book, wasn't it actually a kitchen knife from the Radley Place that was used on him while Ewell himself used a switchblade?
05:57:20 AM Mar 14th 2015
Yes, it was. Heck Tate had Ewell's switchblade on him at the Finch house, when he told the doctor that the knife that killed Ewell was "still in 'im." When Atticus asked Tate where he got the switchblade he had on him, Tate's reply was that he "took it off a drunk." It's fairly obvious that Tate removed Ewell's knife from the crime scene to make it appear as if Ewell fell on his own knife; two knives on the scene would complicate the story too much.
08:18:11 AM Jul 25th 2013