The Only Use of
To Kill a Mockingbird
- Atticus did not drive a dump-truck for the county, he was not the sheriff, he did not farm, work in a garage, or do anything that could possibly arouse the admiration of anyone. Besides that, he wore glasses. ... With these attributes, however, he would not remain as inconspicuous as we wished him to: that year, the school buzzed with talk about him defending Tom Robinson, none of which was complimentary.
p. 118..9attributes = characteristics
(attribute as in: It is an attribute of...) a characteristic (of something or someone)