To Kill A Mockingbird Song Analysis

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In a movie, music sets the tone and mood and also gets the watcher’s attention also have different emotions. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the 1930s’ during the Great Depression. The main character Scout Finch has a father named Atticus Finch. He is a lawyer who decides to take a case involving a black man named Tom Robinson who is being accused of sexually assaulting a white girl named Mayella Ewell. Mayella Ewell comes from a poor family who is viewed in the Maycomb society as “white trash.” The Finch family has to face harsh criticism in the heavily racist Maycomb because of Atticus decision to help Tom. The soundtrack of the movie is important so the songs I choose are “Strange Fruit”, “Tearin’ up My Heart”, and “Eye of the Sparrow” which are good choices for the soundtrack. The first song I choose is “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday. It is a dark profound song about the lynching of African Americans in the southern United States during the Jim Crow Era. It was a protest song that Billie Holiday very rarely performed due to threats. The song got special recognition on Q Magazine by naming “Strange Fruit” one…show more content…
These three songs are a right fit for this movie because of the different moods you would feel in the movie because it is a sad movie. The song “Strange Fruit” the song makes you feel a mellow and gulm because of the lyrics. For example “Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.” The next song “Tearin’ up My Heart” is a bit more upbeat and a bit discouraged about a forbidden love story. “Eye on the Sparrow” is a gospel hymn that was written in 1905. The song “Eye on the Sparrow” is a sad but hopeful song so the audience can feel a bit of hope in the ending. These three songs should be in the movie to make the movie have more

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