"To kill a mockingbird" by Harper Lee.

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In memorium

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Character Analysis

From the novel and the movie 'To kill a mockingbird' by Harper Lee

The plague of racial hatred in To Kill a Mockingbird, a small southern town ravaged by the Depression is unknowingly diagnosed with this even more devastating disease. One lone soul is prepared to make the diagnosis. An adaptation based on the classic Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, "To Kill A Mockingbird" is a legendary movie, uniquely strong and sensitive about to many issues faced today. All leads to what is one of the best endings I have ever seen in a film. You are sure you would like it.

I've chosen one particular character whom I have been attracted to and fascinated with. I will try to portray him as a man, husband, father, society member and just a human being. I am going to write about Atticus, the character I like most.

He was one of the main characters in the movie and in the novel, the father of two children. A few details we know about his appearance. He was quite tall, well-built, with short hear. While watching the movie we can see everything what concerns his appearance. He was always in suit, that was a requirement, a dress code for a lawyer. A suit gave him the image of trustfulness, rigorousness. As all the time he was always neat and clean with his clothes: 'Atticus was standing under the street light looking as though nothing had happened; his vest was buttoned, his collar ant tie were neatly in place, his watch-chain glistened, he was his impassive self again' (p.212). We find out more about him later in the story and in the movie, when the trial is finished. He becomes older and older with every life...