Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, tells a story about how not to hurt or judge anyone even if they are different. Atticus gave his kids, Scout and Jem air rifles, but he told them not to shoot mockingbirds because they are harmless. Also, throughout the story Tom Robinson is convicted of rape. Tom Robinson is a colored man, and in a small, country town most of the citizens in Maycomb are racist. In addition, there is Dolphus Raymond who is married to a colored woman. Everyone in Maycomb judges him because they don’t believe that is right. Though most white people in Maycomb judge colored people, Lula is a colored woman who doesn’t like it when Atticus’ family caretaker, Calpurnia brought Scout and Jem to the colored church. Lula thought it wasn’t right that the white children could come to their church. By comparing and contrasting the characters, and scenes in the movie and the book, the book is better than the movie. Dolphus Raymond is a very important character. In the movie, Dolphus Raymond was not shown after the courthouse seen. The movie it skips straight from everyone leaving the courthouse, to Atticus saying that Tom is now dead and he goes to tell Tom’s wife. In contrast, Dolphus Raymond was an important character in the book. People in Maycomb judge Dolphus Raymond because, “They said it was because she found out about his colored woman, he reckoned he could keep her and get married too. He’s been sorta drunk ever since (161)”. This quote…

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