Mockingbird Persuasive Speech

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To Kill a Mockingbird Persuasive Essay “Atticus said to Jem one day, ‘I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird." That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. "Your father’s right," she said. "Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”( Lee, 1960, p.117) The innocence and understanding of the Mockingbirds are highly presented in the book but isn’t presented…show more content…
Another character that wasn’t significantly recognized in the movie was Calpurnia. Calpurnia had a tremendous impression on Scout because she was one of her only woman figures in the book besides Aunt Alexandra. Scout receives the pleasure and experiences needed for women in that era such as arts, cooking, and even cleaning by following Calpurnia. Also, in the book she brings Jem and Scout to the African American church, thus helps them gain more insight on climbing into someone’s skin and walking around in it which was mentioned by Atticus in further chapters. When being with the black group in their own church, Jem and Scout come to the understanding that they have taken for granted what they have received. In addition, Jem and Scout obtain a knowledge of some of the issues in racism. The knowledge they gained in that short church scene was never given to the film characters. Also, when the characters were presented to the African American church they got an inclusive understanding of the world around them in Maycomb. If Calpurnia didn’t drag them to the church they would have never learned the true understanding of how the African Americans are treated in the book, but in the movie, the complexity of Calpurnia is left out which leaves a huge gap of information that isn 't portrayed. Plus, the initial character of Calpurnia can’t be adequately demonstrated without the scene of her bringing the Finches to the church. To sum up, Calpurnia needed to be in the movie…show more content…
The theme is a huge part of any book or movie, but in To Kill a Mockingbird the themes of Good vs. Evil and innocence weren’t climatically thought through in the movie. However, the book had the vast descriptions of Good vs. Evil and innocence. The themes of the movie weren’t gradiently produced but rather plunged right into in the movie. For example, when Scout stood up for Atticus when the locals were going to go into the station and kill Tom it was shown in the first 15-25 minutes of the movie. In the book that scene of innocence wasn’t shown until further chapters, thus proving that the theme of innocence was thrown at the audience in the movie. This caused the audience to not know the full development of the theme, but in the book, the readers can grasp the central theme of innocence. The other theme Good vs. Evil is shown with Atticus and his thoughts about good and evil creatures. He teaches these lessons to Jem and Scout to show them that it is possible to live through the racism in Maycomb. In the movie, Atticus trying to protect his children from the evil isn 't made clear. For example, when Atticus got spit on by Bob Ewell in the movie he makes a big deal about it. In the book, he rubs it off to show that there are still good qualities in bad people. This scene shows the importance of Good vs. Evil in the book and how in the movie they didn’t show Atticus’s, kind heart. Atticus would be represented on the Good side of the theme, but in the movie, they

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