To Kill A Mockingbird Book Vs Movie Essay

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To Kill A Mockingbird is known as a classic in literature, but this Pulitzer Prize winning novel was turned into an Academy Award winning film. As with most book to film adaptations, there just isn’t enough time to capture every scene in the book, like all books and movies, there will be people who prefer one over the other, I personally like the book better, the novel gives much more insight and detail to the story than a movie could. There are many similarities between the book and the movie of To Kill a Mockingbird. Firstly, Tom Robinson died trying to escape his predestined fate in the movie as well as book, Tom’s death was a very important part of the story. The children were fascinated with Arthur Radley, in the book as well as the…show more content…
Scout disliked Aunt Alexandra because she kept pushing for Scout to become more lady-like, stopping her from wearing overalls and playing with Jem and Dil. Toward the end of the novel however, Aunt Alexandra became more of a mother to Scout when Jem had been attacked, she reassured her that he was in fact going to wake up, she even allowed her to wear overalls. Going along with the idea of FInches being left out, the Christmas at Finches landing, in the book, it gave the reader insight into what the Finches were like, outside of Atticus, Scout and Jem. Lula was also left out of the movie, Lulas character may have only had a few lines in the book, but she had a big impact on the story. Lula showed the readers that there was other kinds of racism in the south. The fire at Miss. Maudie’s house was left out, this scene in particular should have been put in the movie, when Miss. Maudie’s house is burning, Jem and Scout wait outside and they get a mysterious blanket wrapped around them, from Arthur Radley. This scene showed a lot about Arthurs character, he is seen as a crazy man by the whole town, he hasn’t left his house in years, but for Jem and Scout, he walks outside and wraps one of his own blankets around

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