To Kill A Mockingbird Book Vs Movie Essay

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1. The most memorable scenes in the film of To Kill a Mockingbird were when Jem snuck up on the back porch of Radley’s house and when Scout spotted Mr. Cunningham in the group when Atticus was guarding Tom. The most memorable scenes in the book were the trial and when Jem and Scout talked to Mr. Dolphus Raymond. Mr. Raymond’s words went against society’s beliefs as a whole. I think the film brought more suspense in the scene when Jem was on Radley’s back porch. There was more sense of embarrassment from Mr. Cunningham in the movie when Scout started talking to him. The book did not portray those senses as well as the film, therefore they weren’t as memorable in the book. On the flip side, the trial in the book had more detail that the movie. The book described the characters emotions greater than they were portrayed in the film, and the description of the Ewells in the book was extremely memorable. The scene with Dolphus was also memorable in the book, because everything about the man had been assumptions made by society, who were wrong about him. The scenes I found memorable…show more content…
One of the most noticeable differences in the movie from the book is the timeline. Events happen in a different order in the movie then they did in the book. I thought there was a difference in Tom’s character. In the book, he is described as a bigger, muscular man, and in the movie I don’t think he was depicted the same way. I also thought the characters during the trial were not depicted the same way they were in the book. The character differences did not have a negative impact on my viewing of the movie, but it was hard to pay attention when all I could think of was how the characters acted in the book. Even though there were differences, I still understood the plot throughout the movie. Not only were there differences in characters, there were entire characters left out of the movie. Aunt Alexandra and Uncle Jack are non-existent in the movie, but are important characters in the

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