To Kill A Mockingbird Analysis
The use of intense emotional language by Nels creates an emotional response from the reader and helps to convey the feelings being experienced by members of the Jury.
In the comparative text, the film “To Kill a Mockingbird”, two characters is characterised very similar to both Nels and Etta.
Bob Ewell is a drunken, unemployed member of the Maycomb community. In his knowingly wrongful accusation that Tom Robinson, a black man, raped his daughter, Ewell represents the dark side of the south: ignorance, poverty and hate filled racial prejudice. His self-interested and bias perspective parallels that of Etta Heine.
Self-interest is reflected by Mr Ewell when he states
‘somebody told me just now they thought you believed Tom Robinson and I said, you …show more content…
The body language used also conveys how he is a gentle but also committed to justice with his rigid strong stance. Varying camera angles are used to enhance Atticus’s sense of equality with mid shots but also the authority he holds with low camera angles that convey his respect and power.
At the end of Tom’s trial, Atticus gives his final speech, one that mirrors Nels final passage in Kabuo’s case.
Atticus questions the Jury’s integrity and hints that racism is hindering their perspectives,
‘the evil assumption that all Negroes lie, all Negroes are basically immoral beings’
Like Nels he pleads with the Jury to trial Tom fairly and equally, not to let racial prejudice prevail,
‘In our courts, all men are created equally’
The use of emotional dialogue creates an emotional response from the audience making them feel sympathetic for Tom, knowing he has been wrongfully accused. Atticus is the only one to address the bias views of the Jury and the greater community. It is through this absolute consistency in which Atticus is characterised and commitment to justice and willingness to view matters from others perspectives, that makes him a heroic figure in which his children learn to