To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: The Book Versus The Movie

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The book is about a child growing up in a racist community in Alabama and the challenges she faces. The story has received much popularity, and has since then been made into a movie. Although the book and the movie follow the same general plot, there are many differences in them affecting the development of the main character, Scout. One of the things that is missing from the movie is Scout learning to understand others. In the book, Scout is taught by Atticus, her father, about learning to understanding other people and the situations they face. In the book after a frustrating first day of school and a strong hatred towards her teacher, Atticus tells her "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." This is a big part of Scout growing up, as she begins to realize what others are going through. This greatly affects her, as she begins to understand Boo Radley, a neighbor who never leaves his house. She realizes that he just wants too be alone, and stops bothering him. Throughout the book, Scout learns this valuable lesson, but does not do so in the movie. In the movie, this is left out of the story and Scout does not learn to understand others. Another thing that Scout does not learn in the movie is how racism works in the community. In the book, she encounters many racist…

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