Atticus Finch Ideology

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1. The movie To Kill A Mockingbird was based on Harper Lee 's Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird. The movie was released in the United States on March 16, 1963. Many of the characters in this movie are relevant such as Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, Jem, Bob Ewell, and Calpurnia; however, this movie is a representation of what was seen in the deep south during the depression era through the eyes of a six year old girl named Scout. Because it is a narrative, Scout makes one of two primary characters. Scout 's father, Atticus Finch, is the other primary character; he is the morally righteous lawyer that decides to defend a colored man who is being accused of raping a white girl. 2. Atticus Finch is the defending lawyer of Tom Robinson.…show more content…
Explicit ideology is typically used to persuade the spectator as well as entertain them. It is an ideology that is clear and consistent without any confusion. In this movie, Atticus Finch represents “good” and Bob Ewell represents”bad” . Both characters ideologies never sway are are consistent throughout the movie. Through the entire movie, a young Scout is tries to figure out what is morally good/right and what is wrong/bad. There is a scene about an hour in to the movie that depicts her starting to make sense of things. The scene starts off with Jem, Scout, and Dill hiding in the bushes across the street observing Atticus who is in front of the jailhouse watching over Tom Robinson. Suddenly, a mob of men walk towards the front steps of the building and approach Atticus. The kids hear fussing and run to assist Atticus. Atticus instructs Jem to take home Scout and Dill home but Jem repeatedly refuses; Jem 's refusal angers the gentlemen to the point where one of the men grab him. Scout looks to the crowd and notices that one of the men is Mr. Cunningham. Scout says hello to him and asks how his entailment is getting along. Mr. Cunningham ignores Scout which entices her to say “don 't you remember me me? I 'm Jean Louise Finch, you brought us some hickory nuts one early morning, remember? We had a talk. I went and got my daddy to come out and thank you. I go to school with your boy; I go to school with Walter. He is a nice boy.” Mr. Cunningham disgracefully looks at…show more content…
Many social issues have been observed throughout the movie. This movie depicts just how real prejudism is. Some clips in the movie show prejudistic remarks being made on the color of one 's skin. An example would be in the courthouse a nigger over him, and again when Scout asks Atticus if he defends niggers. Other prejudistic remarks were made on the way one looked, or acted. An example here is when Jem, Dill, and Scout were playing outside and they were passing Mrs. Dubose 's house and Mrs. Dubose yelled out to Scout “What did you say, You ugly little girl?” The entire film depicts hints of violence as well; examples here are Scout fighting at school and Bob Ewell abusing his daughter, and then attempting to attack Scout and Jem. All of these indiscretions are still around today and still impact our
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