Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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The movie To Kill A Mockingbird was based on Harper Lee 's Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird. The movie was released in the United States on March 16, 1963. There are many important characters in this movie such as Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, Jem, Bob Ewell, and Calpurnia however, this movie is a representation of what was seen in the deep south during the depression era through the eyes of a six year old girl named Scout. Scout 's father, Atticus Finch, is another very important character, as he is the lawyer that decides to defend the colored man who is accused of raping a white girl.

Atticus Finch is the appointed lawyer that is to defend Tom. Tom is a negro and much of the county they live in feel Tom should not have quality representation because the color of his skin. About half way through the movie, there is a scene where Scout is sitting on the front porch of her home and Atticus walks up to her and asks” what is it Scout?” Scout replies, “Atticus, do you defend niggers?” While taking off his hat, Atticus says “don 't say niggers Scout” With a bit of hostility in her rising voice, she utters “ I didn 't say it, Cecil Jacobs did and that 's why I had to fight him.” Atticus then forbids her to fight, and sits next to Scout on the porch and says “I 'm simply defending a negro, Tom Robinson. Scout, there are some things that you are not old enough to understand just yet. There has been some high talk around town to the effect that I should not do much…

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