To Kill a Mockingbird: The Book vs. The Movie Essay

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There are many differences between the book; To Kill a Mockingbird and the movie. Some differences are easy to spot and some aren’t. Many things that are in the book aren’t in the movie. Many of these things you don’t need, but are crucial to the plot of the book. Movies and books have differences and similarities, but many things in books MUST be included in the movie. In the beginning of the movie, it opens up with Scout singing and drawing/coloring. The first thing I noticed was the way the audience meets Dill in the book and the movie. In the book, we meet Dill relatively late and in the movie we meet him almost as soon as the movie starts. Dill is a key character and we don’t get to see that as much as I intended too. A few…show more content…
I believe this is something needed, to show that Jem throughout the book has grown up and matured a lot. In the beginning of the book, he is very ignorant and near the end he is a smart young man who has grown up not only physically, but mentally. I indeed love the idea of Dill daring Jem to do something he truly is scared of. With the talk of the Radley’s, this is an example of an event that would not be crucial to the storyline, but it would make things closer to the same as the book. This example is of Boo’s “crime” to get him locked up in the house. His crime in the book is him and friends locking up a police officer in an outhouse and disturbing the peace in the middle of the night. The punishment also isn’t an Asylum either; it is a school who Author thinks is a punishment to go to. In the movie, he is charged for stabbing his father with a pair of scissors and not doing anything about it, so Author locked him up in the basement as a punishment. Boo was never seen again. In the book, Scout finds a series of items in a tree right outside the Radley house. The first item Scout finds is a piece of chewing gum. Then a list of a few more items before Author covers the whole with cement. In the movie, Author covers the whole too early, before Scout and Jem find the rest of the items. Also in the movie, they don’t find gum; they find two small little statues. This is another thing that
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