Poem In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Branson Kang
Ms. Flood
AL 10
Dec/18/2014
How firm TKaM relates to the novel? To Kill a Mockingbird is a American novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature required to all students. The novel was made into film with same title in 1962. Actors and actresses of the film and also the film won awards ceremonies such as Academy Award. Author of the book, Harper Lee refused many offers to remake from media such as TV show or play, but she was pleased at the film and said, “the film is work of art”. The film, however, couldn 't include all characters and all scenes from the book. To make perfect flow of story with skipping some scenes, they had to make up some scenes.
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To fix the problem, film solution of film companies is remove some character and make only one focus. As a result of removing some characters and, they don’t have to make scenes that related with removed characters. As a result of focusing on one theme, they can make up scenes for better flow of story. Also in movie of TKaM, film company used this solution; they could remove certain characters and skip and add some scenes by focusing on only one big scene. In the film, they focused on trial for Tom Robinson with theme of discrimination and prejudice only; therefore, they removed characters who are not related directly with the trial. They removed relatives of the Finchs, Aunt Alexandra and Uncle Jack. By skipping them, they don’t need to add scenes that family events such as Christmas day and plenty of conversation among the family members. They removed neighbors of maycomb, Mr. Underwood, Mr. Dolphus Raymond, and Link Dease, to cut off some scenes that not related with the trial. There are characters that not removed but skipped their main scenes in the film, Dill, Calpurnia, and Mrs. Dubose. In the book, there is important scene that Mrs.Dubose comes out. It is not connected to the trial; they cut the scene for shorter movie running time. In the book, even though Mrs. Dubose always being mean and aggressive to Atticus because he is protecting the blacks who …show more content…
Racism is occurs with prejudice; Atticus knows what evil assumptions that the whites have against the blacks which brings to racism in that time well. In the trial, Atticus appealed Tom’s innocence with evil-prejudice of the blacks makes Tom Robinson is guilty, “evil assumption—that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women, an assumption one associates with minds of their caliber” (273). By saying this, people realize how bad they were act to the blacks and black people were agree with it; however the result of the trial was same as what people think Tom is with prejudice of skin, guilty. Racism with prejudice occurs in the film well; however, there were no other themes that occur in the book but not in the film, discrimination and ignorance against ages and prejudices in other discrimination. For ignorance, people don’t believe that Jem and scout say about Mr. Boo Radley, his personality and possibility of his story and when scout is 3rd grade, her teacher teaches history of Hitler and Jews’s relation, however, she does not described about it without detail and right information, and teaches only with her prejudice of Hitler and Jews which are similar to black and white in their society, and students taught by

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