Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird

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Movie Analysis: To Kill A Mockingbird

By: Crystal Lamb

To Kill a Mockingbird was a movie that presented characters in ongoing actions that involved conflict. The setting of this movie took place in a town of Maycomb, Alabama, with young protagonists, Scout Finch and her brother Jim. The movie informs that Scout and Jim undergo some changes throughout their life. As young innocent children they began spending their days happily playing games with each other and spying on Arthur "Boo" Radley, the town boogeyman who has not been seen in years by anyone. As a result, many rumors were started. Their father, Atticus, is a town lawyer and has a strong morals that all people are to be treated fairly, to turn the other cheek and walk away, and to stand for what you believe. The children were watched by Calpurnia, a black woman who was the housekeeper and nanny.

The young children matured quickly as they watched Atticus accept produce from Mr. Cunningham, a client that could not afford to pay for legal services provided by Atticus. Through his work, Scout and Jim begin to learn of the judgmental and wrongful ways of their town and they quickly grew to understand by being a part of it. Moving forward, Atticus is appointed to the case of a black man, Tom Robinson, accused of raping a white female, Mayella Ewell. The case is accepted by Atticus and leads to unstableness of his children at school since he was defending a black man. Later, Mr. Cunningham and his mob confront Atticus as he is protecting Mr. Robinson from being attacked before trial. Scout, Jim and their friend, Dill, interrupt the confrontation. Scout, unaware of the mob's purpose, recognizes Cunningham as the man who paid her father in hickory nuts...