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Compare And Contrast The Book And The Movie In To Kill A Mockingbird

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A movie rarely does a book justice, the To Kill a Mockingbird movie truly brought the book to life. However, the book is still better than the movie. The book is far superior because, the movie deviates character development by leaving out certain events, the movie is missing key characters such as Aunt Alexandra, and some casting choices took away from certain characters. First of all, the movie left out specific events and characters, which deviated the story. The three summers in the book are condensed into a summer and a half. To accommodate for this, the movie had to leave out some events and characters from its source material. For example, in the movie, Jem’s interaction with Mrs. Dubose was completely left out. Mrs. Dubose was only present in one scene. From his encounter with Mrs. Dubose, Jem learns that there’s more to people than what’s on their surface. Mrs. Dubose is rude to the children and she expresses her dismay for Atticus defending Tom Robinson. When Jem responds by destroying her flowers, Atticus punishes him by making him read to Mrs. Dubose every day for a period of time. Jem must abide by Atticus’s instruction and be civil to the old lady. By learning self-control, Jem took a giant step towards becoming an adult. He also discovers that…show more content…
So, the book is better than the movie. Rather than having the movie’s focal plotline being the kids and their development, the movie was centered around a lawyer defending an impossible case, and his household. Lee 's novel is a coming-of-age story influenced by the Tom Robinson case in Maycomb, and within the Finch household. Scout not only tries to understand and process the trial, but she 's also figuring out the expectations of little girls. On the other hand, the film is a courtroom drama about a lawyer defending a nearly impossible case to win, and a bit about his household life. Therefore, the book is better than the
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