Analysis Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird vs A Time to Kill
To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic film, originally published as a novel by Harper Lee in 1960 and republished as a film by Robert Mulligan in 1962. This movie is based on a white attorney, Atticus Finch, defending an African American man, Tom Robinson, which was accused of raping a white woman. This trial illustrates how server racisms was in the early 1960’s. A Time to Kill is the prefect demonstration to show how racism still exists 30 years later. In 1966, Joel Schumacher directed A Time to Kill (1996). This movie is about a 10 year old black girl, Tonya Hailey, that was brutally raped by two white men. On the day of the trial, her father, Carl Hailey, takes justice into his own hands and kills the men that assaulted his daughter. Carl is represented by a white attorney, Jake Brigance.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and A Time to Kill (1996) has many similarities. Jake and Atticus has risked their entire life, family and career to protect an African American man whole heartedly. In doing so, both attorneys put their family and friends in danger. Jake’s wife and daughter were attacked by the Kul Klux Klan. The Klan put a burning cross on their front porch in the middle of the night while they were sleeping, hoping to kill the two while Jake was still at work. This caused his wife and daughter to leave him alone in town until the trial was over. Jake’s assistant was stripped necked by the Klan and beaten inhospitably than left…
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