To Kill a Mockingbird: Movie and Book Comparison Essay

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a beloved novel published in 1960. After reading the novel there were some moments and people that I found particularly enjoyable. My favorite part of the novel was when the children went to Boo Radley's house to try to get a look at him. In addition, Atticus Finch was my favorite character in the novel. In my opinion the book was very good. I felt that it really showed the thoughts and actions, both good and bad, of the people in the South during the time of the Great Depression. At some points it was sad and at others it was comical but overall it conveyed the message that it was trying to send and everyone could learn something from it. In the novel, there were certain parts that were really …show more content…
He is such a great character because he showed so much courage in standing up against society for what he believed in. A lot can be learned from Atticus Finch. He shows that people should support what they believe in not just what everyone else believes in. This novel was also turned into a movie in 1962. The movie and the book had both similarities and differences. For instance, the relationship between Atticus and the African Americans was a similarity between the book and the movie. On the other hand the absence of Aunt Alexandra in the movie was a prominent difference between the book and the movie. The book and the movie were both good ,but there were similarities and differences in each . In comparing the book and the movie we can see that the relationship between Atticus Finch and the African Americans were exactly the same. In both, Atticus was not prejudice against African Americans which was very strange coming from a man living in the South during the 1930s where racial prejudice was part of society. The fact that Atticus defended Tom Robinson in court, and believed in Tom sincerely really proved that he did not discriminate. We also see this in the way that he treats Calpurnia, the Finch's housekeeper. She is always treated with respect and more as part of the family than a slave. The children are not prejudice either because of Atticus' influence and the morals that he instills in him. This although not the only one, was an important
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