To Kill A Mockingbird Movie And Movie Analysis

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Harper Lee 's novel To Kill A Mockingbird is considered to be an all-time classic, as is the movie adaption of the same name, directed by Robert Mulligan. The book and movie had many similarities, and while some aspects of the book were present in the film, some very important parts of Scout 's life included in the novel were left out. Harper Lee 's novel did a much better job at focusing on Scout 's life and how the people around her influenced her life at an early age than the movie did.
Quite a few aspects of the book are present in the movie, such as the use of narration. An older version of Scout narrated both the book and film, and both readers and viewers were able to see life through Scout 's eyes. It was important that the book and
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Many people use this word in the story and this shows the close mindedness of Maycomb County residents. They were racist without trying to be racist; they were simply products of their time and environment. However, Scout does not use the word maliciously. She uses the word quite a few times throughout the novel, like when she watches Jem build his first snowman and says, "Jem, I ain’t ever heard of a nigger snowman." (89). She is young and impressionable, using the word because “’s what everybody at school says.” (99) She truly does not understand what the word means and why it is so powerful, and her use of the word proves how easily she is influenced by her peers. Although the word is used a few times in the movie, it is it used in a very specific context when said by Scout, and only used by people in the town who want to offend, and who have a genuine dislike for anyone who isn’t white. The movie adaption focused on the idea that no man should be discriminated against based on the color of his skin, and that a man’s guilt should not be solely determined by what he looks like. If Scout used the “n-word” so carelessly in the movie, it would be assumed that Atticus condoned her use of the word, and if he’s supposed to be defending a black man in rural Alabama, his daughter using such a derogatory word would not make him look like a very good role model. Atticus would cease being a respectable…show more content…
We see the world through Scout 's eyes and we understand why she thought the things she did, and exactly why and how she was influenced by the people around her. The book showed all of Scout 's personal relationships and how these relationships shaped her personality and helped her grow. The movie simply focused on one scene from the book- that being the trial of Tom Robinson. This was a very important part of the book for the movie to focus on because viewers needed to see that a man needs to stay true to himself. Atticus was not going to be told by his peers that he should not defend a man solely because of his race. Atticus knew right from wrong and was not going to let anyone tell him otherwise. The film did a great job at showcasing this point, but did not do a very good job of showcasing Scout 's life as a whole- simply just one part of her childhood. This event from her childhood did have a lasting effect on her and it did change her views on the world, but it is not the only event from her childhood that influenced her, and the film should have gone more in depth about what, exactly, influenced Scout in her early childhood.
While the film touched on a very important memory from Scout 's young life, the fact that more of her life was not present in the movie is why the novel is better than the film. Scout was influenced by so many people in

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