Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a famous coming-of age novel by Harper Lee. In an Alabama town in 1933, a lawyer’s children, Jem and Scout, begin their moral journey of losing their innocence. The children struggle to understand their small town’s racism and prejudice as their father is appointed to defend a black man in court, and rumours circulate about a reclusive neighbour. As the novel became a famous story amongst the world, it, like many others, was given a film adaptation. Although the on-screen version of To Kill a Mockingbird received positive feedback for it’s portrayal of the novel, many argued that it did not capture all of the distinguished messages found in the text. It lacked many impactful elements, such as the character Aunt Alexandra, the full Boo Radley plot, and Scout’s analysis of her own actions, that have been shaping the lives of readers for over 50 years. To conclude, in the film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, the absence of specific characters, the removal of significant scenes, and the loss of critical focus on the mockingbird symbol, limit the moral lessons that are evident throughout Lee’s original novel.
By removing Aunt Alexandra, Dolphus Raymond and Mrs. Dubose from the plot, the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird loses many of the fundamental, moral lessons conveyed through the famous novel. First of all, Jem and Scout’s aunt, Alexandra, portrays an influential role in Scout’s maturation. After learning about Tom Robinson’s death,…

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