To Kill A Mockingbird(Movie or Book)

Essay by mayankJunior High, 9th gradeA+, April 2007

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To Kill a Mocking bird ( movie or book)

When a good book is written, sometimes a movie is made out of it. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best sellers and one of the greatest books of all time turned into a movie. The book is a reflection of American life in the 1930's. The story revolves around Jem & Scout, the protagonists of the story. The book and the movie are much alike with the book being more descriptive than the movie. In comparison, the book is better than the movie as it describes the themes, the characters, and the setting of the story in an enhanced way.

In the story Tom Robinson is accused of rape but he is actually innocent. The fact that Tom Robinson is a black man and is innocent does not stand in the way of racism. Racism is a culture and is a common issue in the town of Maycomb.

Even though people know that he is innocent, it would be a disgrace to stand up for a black man especially in a case that involves the dignity of a white woman. Since the movie is short, it cannot explain the part as well as the book. But in the time period when this movie came out in the theatres, a description of this part would not be unnecessary. Despite the fact that the themes in the movie were not described as well as in the book, some of the characters had a very well description in the movie.

Even though the movie did not explain all the characters, it did capture the character of Jem, Scout, and Atticus. The movie showed the relationship between Scout and Atticus as well as it is explained in the book.