To Kill A Mockingbird Book Vs Movie

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Many books will usually be adapted by film makers to turn into a movie. However, the book and movie are usually not the exact same. The award-winning book To Kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee was soon turned into a movie in 1962. This black and white production of the book consists of the same plot and same characters. However, the movie leaves out some events, such as Scout’s school play. The book and movie both portray a small town in Alabama that has a huge trial. They tell the story from the point of view of Scout. Scout is the daughter of Atticus, the lawyer defending the suspect, Tom Robinson. Tom is a black man that is accused of rape. Atticus has very strong evidence that helps the reader decide that Tom Robinson is innocent,…show more content…
He does things for the better of his reputation, not thinking about how it would affect other people. Bob Ewell is the father of eight kids and he lost his wife. His family is in the lower class and have little to no education. The Ewells are first introduced introduced in chapter 3 in the book when the teacher finds lice on Burris Ewell's hair. This part of the book, however, isn’t portrayed in the movie. The Ewells later on begin to play a bigger part in the movie. Tom Robinson’s case was ordered because of the Ewells. Mayella accused Tom Robinson of rape, so she wouldn’t be considered a disgrace to the society for wanting a black man. Bob Ewell is one of the witnesses and the book describes him as being nervous. “In answer to the clerk’s booming voice, a little bantam cock of a man rose and strutted to the stand, the back of his neck reddening at the sound of his name. When he turned around to take the oath, we saw that his face was as red as his neck. We also saw no resemblance to his namesake. A shock of wispy new-washed hair stood up from his forehead; his nose was thin, pointed, and shiny; he had no chin to speak of- it seemed to part of his crepey neck.” (227) I expected Bob Ewell to be a tall, scrawny man that would look very messy, even at the court. I also thought he would look like a farmer that is always chewing on a piece of hay and walking around like they’re all that. The movie shows…show more content…
The Radley House was a creepy house that could be mistaken as abandoned. No one would dare to go near the house and would warily walk past it. The film also portrayed Bob Ewell as a person with little education and was very arrogant. He got an innocent man put into jail, could have abused his daughter, spit on a person that was trying to do what they thought was right for their morals, and tried to kill kids that had done absolutely nothing to him. When Bob Ewell attacked Jem and Scout, it made people furious. Bob Ewell attempted to stab two young kids who were just trying to go home. The viewer was able to predict that something major was going to happen with the suspenseful music that was playing. The footsteps that could be heard also made the viewer and Scout and Jem wonder who was following them. Jem and Scout stopped every couple minutes to see if anyone was behind them. The expression on the actors face and the black and white made the scene seem more scary, which made the viewer feel as if they were actually there with Scout and Jem. Even though the movie took out many scenes that were portrayed in the book, the movie still kept the overall themes, messages and symbols that Harper Lee had represented in the
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