To Kill A Mockingbird And Pleasantville Analysis

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Franz Kafka said: “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old”. In both the Novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”, and the film “Pleasantville”, the youth was much more accepting of change. The children in both the novel and the film are very open-minded and do not understand the grimy side of the world they live in. Although this is a wonderful thing, the sad truth is that they too will grow up, and their state of mind will change with them. Mary Sue and Jem both show character, but they show it in different ways. In both stories, the children are much more accepting of change because they have colorful minds that help them accept all people plus any changes that may occur…show more content…
In the story “To kill a mockingbird”, the children were always playing and having tons of fun while the adults were worrying about so much more than necessary. Jem, Scout, and Dill were always able to play around without any worries, which helped them block out the different judgements of the world. In the novel, the children did not have enough education to understand what was happening when the mob tried to attack Tom Robinson. Since the mob wasn 't getting into the children’s heads, they were able to save Atticus for the raging maniacs. A symbol of ignorance in the film is the rose. Before the rose turned bright red, the town had no knowledge what-so-ever about the unpleasant things in the world, but after Mary Sue kissed Skip, the people of Pleasantville were introduced to the troublesome side of things. This is when the colors began to appear, and the teenagers were opened more to the harshness of the…show more content…
At the beginning “To kill a mocking bird”, Jem was very carefree and untroubled, but throughout the novel, he changed for the worse. Jem was always playing with Scout and Dill without a worry on his little mind until the life of adulthood got to him one day. Jem slowly stopped hanging out with friends, just to begin worrying about harshness of everyone in Maycomb. I believe when everyone began calling Atticus a “nigger lover”, Jem began to get more harsh toward everyone, even his dearest sister, Scout. If scout were to as to play before, Jem would hop right to it and they would go play a game down the street, but now, Jem would give his sister the cold shoulder and tell her to grow up. If Jem would have been left alone to grow in his own mind, he probably would have come out different, but he was messed with by too many people, and began to see the harshness of the
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