To Kill A Mockingbird Film Review Essay

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Film Review To Kill a Mockingbird is probably one of the most argumentative and political movies that I know. To Kill a Mockingbird is also one of my favorite classical movies and is the reason why I picked to review the concepts of this film. In addition, I read the book To Kill a Mockingbird in high school before watching the movie. Reading the book did not give me the full picture of racism then what the film gave me. I did knew it was about racism, but after watching the film, it gave me better clearly and more information of what the story was more about. Now seeing how the characters personalities, it gave the movie the proving points of how life was back then in the Southern parts of America and how they still occur everywhere in America …show more content…
The story To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in and small town in Maycomb, Alabama in the early 1900s. The rural town has fell in a deep depression during this time, leaving the people very poor and stressed. Racism was very common during this times, which leaves the diverse cultures segregated in the town; mainly the blacks and whites where segregated. Most white people used this hatred as a scapegoat towards blacks, blaming them for everything that goes wrong because they were a minority. But the story has one family that risks it all to help the minority and are non-racists. That family is the Finch family. Atticus, a father of two and a lawyer, Jim, Atticus’s older son, Scout, Atticus’s younger daughter, and Calpurnia who is African American, a housekeeper to the Finch’s, and the nana of Jim and Scout. In the story, the town of Maycomb has come to a court debate of Tom Robinson (an African American) being trialed for the assumption of the beating and …show more content…
This story points out the realization of how America’s history was like for the longest time. This story wants to point out how much this country has changed, how badly segregated cultures were in the early times of America. Knowledge is one concept that this movie has given me. Another concept of this story is that it showed that not everyone was racist in this time and that every culture and ethnic groups should help each other, to not hate or blame each other. Atticus for example, being the defendant for Thomas and the safety of Calpurnia from criticism. The final concept to the movie that I noticed was that how the Finch family was different than most of the families in Maycomb. This concept is to create manors for children and to not allow them to become racist and to respect others. Atticus’s family is a good example of this because he does not allow Jim and Scout to use vulgar language and be well mannered. This is important because children are the future of many generations. This story is very inspirational and everyone should read it, or watch it so that racism will be only a part of the

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