To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee: Film Analysis

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a drama film based on Harper Lee’s the novel of the same name. No sooner had the To Kill a Mockingbird novel been published than it immediately achieved great success. It is based on the author’s own experiences and observations of her childhood (Wikipedia.com). An impressive character in the film is the narrator’s father—Atticus Finch, who described as a moral hero as well as an example of integrity. In many audiences’ minds, he is a perfect father, a principled lawyer and a wise man. Go Set a Watchman is Harper Lee’s another novel, which is published as a sequel of To Kill a Mockingbird (Wikipedia.com). By contrast, Atticus Finch is a figure of bigot and prejudice in Go Set a Watchman. In his daughter’s opinion, he …show more content…
In To Kill a Mockingbird, the scene that Atticus defends Tom Robinson in the court reflects Atticus’s wisdom as well as his integrity. Atticus takes advantage of his defense of Tom Robinson to prove to Maycomb and his children that the black values equality and justice. He believes that everyone is equal and therefore people can’t disrespect a man or discriminate against a man just because of his color. He wants to set a good example for his children. He also tries to make people in Maycomb County accept this idea since this is a town of great discrimination. Even if he is only one man, he hopes to cause a ripple effect and hopes that people can trust that everyone is equal, no matter what their skin color is. In the film To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus is an avatar of integrity, and he keeps just and positive attitudes to black men. In real life, there are many examples of integrity around me. For instance, if students take a test without an invigilator, some of them may cheat on the test. However, the students of integrity will stick to their principles, finishing the test by …show more content…
I think both Atticus Finches can coexist in the readers’ minds. Atticus has lived in Maycomb filled with discrimination for many years, so other white people’s negative views of black people may gradually influence his view. The film To Kill a Mockingbird focuses on the Atticus’s defense of Tom Robinson, which highlights Atticus’s integrity. The figure of Atticus is too ideal in the film. However, no one is perfect in real life, and you can never understand a person unless you stand at his point of view, which is also what the Go Set a Watchman wants to tell

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