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Atticus! Atticus!

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"Boo Radley is a hero. Bob Ewell is a racist and a rapist [...] And yet Gladwell thinks the reason that Atticus has a different "standard" for each man is that Radley has more money!" — Isaac Chotiner [TNR]

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Zombie Ms. Skittles

So after the last discussion on this, I went on Wikipedia to refresh my memory. Apparently, there has never been a long dissertation on Mockingbird and there have only been a handful of short academic papers.

I really hope this Gladwell thing actually gets people to analyze it and maybe do some serious work on the novel which has never been done before.