To Kill A Mockingbird Book Vs Movie Analysis

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To Kill A Mockingbird: Read it, Don’t Watch it. Have you ever watched the movie adaptation of a book, only to find that the book is far superior to it’s movie counterpart? Oftentimes when a book is adapted into a movie, there are some differences between the two. Sometimes the differences are subtle, but other times the differences are dramatic and can affect the development of the story. An example of this is the movie adaptation of the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. To Kill A Mockingbird is a story that takes place during the Great Depression in Alabama. It is a coming of age story narrated by the main character, Scout Finch, and displays the way that she and her brother, Jem Finch, mature. In the movie adaptation of this classic novel, multiple events were changed, which affected the development of the story and of certain characters. The novel To Kill A Mockingbird was better than the movie because the novel developed the setting, the dual plots, the theme of racism, and the character of Jem Finch better than the movie. Additionally, multiple events were omitted from the movie.
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A notable difference between the film and the novel is that the Boo Radley plot, one of the two plots in the novel, is introduced far earlier in the film than in the novel. This causes certain events that ultimately shaped the Boo Radley plot to be omitted from the film. For instance, when Miss Maudie’s house burned down in the novel, Boo Radley put a blanket around Scout so that she wouldn't be cold. “Mr. Nathan was at the fire,” he babbled, “I saw him, I saw him, he was tuggin’ that mattress-Atticus, I swear…” “That’s all right, son.” Atticus grinned slowly. “Looks like all of Maycomb was out tonight, in one way or another”(Lee, 81). This quote shows the moment when the Finches come home, only to

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