To Kill A Mockingbird: Book Vs Movie

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a wonderful book made movie adaptation, but as with every book turned movie, they vary in many ways. Movies can often close off the world that the reader loved and found within the pages of the book, but if one digs a little deeper, they may also find themselves learning more about the characters than they ever thought they would. Unfortunately, this movie still leaves its viewers craving something more. TheTo Kill a Mockingbird movie missed many key points from the book. For one thing, Miss Maudie’s character is hardly focused on at all. This cuts off her insight on the Radley’s way of life as well as completely stopping the fire from ever happening. Without the fire, Boo cannot, once again, prove himself to be a kind person through placing a blanket on Scout. Along with this, the prejudice taking up almost every breath the Maycomb citizens can not be fully understood. Throughout the story, even the smallest of encounters show just how biased and rude the highest respected people could be, and without showing the bad, the movie also fails to show those like Mr. Underwood and Mr. Dolphous Raymond who really stood with…show more content…
Anything that she does not notice, is not noticed by the reader either. With the movie, one can fully grasp the things that seem small but show so much more. Books are made for telling a story, but movies have always been told to show, not tell. In many moments of revelation that just did not have time for words, the writers of the To Kill a Mockingbird film do just that. From the time when Dill glances longingly as Scout, Jem, and Atticus walking happily into their home to the time when Atticus sits listening to Scout’s and Jem’s conversation about their beloved mother, something is done through actions that cannot be described in its entirety with words and honestly, does not need to be. Not to mention all the the movie does
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