To Kill A Mockingbird Book Vs Movie Analysis

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The novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by, Harper Lee and the movie based on the novel, is one of the most beloved classics. Harper Lee uses memorable characters to explore civil rights and racism in the segregated Southern United States of the 1930s. The novel is told through Scout Finch’s eyes. She learns to respect all races when her father, Atticus Finch, takes on a case of an innocent black man, Tom Robinson, who is being accused of rape. However in the movie, there are many different scenes that are not shown in the novel. A major difference of a scene that did not occur in the movie is that their aunt Alexandra, Atticus’s sister, is not shown. This difference is important because the movie did not show how Alexandra tried to take over the role of being like a mother to Scout and Jem unlike the novel. Another reason why this scene is important is because, she wanted to have more of a feminine influence on Scout and teach her how to behave like a “Finch.”…show more content…
This is important because in the novel it demonstrates that prejudice and stereotyping is not found in one particular group, it is found everywhere. Atticus taught his children not to judge people by their color so Jem and Scout were excited to go to Calpurnia's church. However when they arrive at Calpurnia’s church they are faced with discrimination when Lula, a member of Calpurnia’s church, rudely says, “You ain’t got no business bringing’ white chillun here - they go to their church, we got out’n.” Calpurnia replies, “It’s the same god, ain’t it” Her response shows both whites and blacks in that situation believe in the same God, so they should be treated

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