To Kill A Mockingbird Movie Comparison

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If a newer film adaption of To Kill A Mockingbird were created, it would need to include many of the characters/scenes that were left out of the first film. Aunt Alexandra, Dolphus Raymond, and the Finch’s Landing are some of the main points of the novel that were left out of the first movie. Although, one may argue that these characters/scenes were left out of the first film adaption because they are unimportant, provide no lessons, and are useless towards the plot. But in truth, Aunt Alexandra and Dolphus Raymond are both characters that symbolize great lessons and would make the movie more intense. As for the Finch’s Landing, if the audience wants intensity, Scout walloping the big mouthed Cousin Francis will definitely
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Aunt Alexandra symbolizes a typical Southern woman at the time and really shows what people thought and acted like back in the 1930’s. At the beginning of Aunt Alexandra’s stay in Maycomb, she did not appreciate Atticus talking regularly around Calpurnia, and claimed “I don’t think it’s a good habit, Atticus. It encourages them. You know how they talk among themselves. Everything that happens in this town’s out to the Quarters before sundown”(157). Clearly, Aunt Alexandra is extremely racist and even refers to the black community as the quarters which is short for slave quarters where the slaves were forced to stay. She is also saying that black people such as Calpurnia gossip a lot and that black people cannot be trusted. Including this scene would show the viewers exactly how the typical Southern lady acted and thought. One might argue that adding Aunt Alexandra would be useless because the audience already gets a sense of the racism towards blacks, and she teaches no lessons throughout the whole novel. This is very inaccurate because not only does Aunt Alexandra provide a great example of the regular white person at the time but she is also a vital part in the lesson, “you can never judge someone until you walk around in their shoes”. At the beginning of the novel Aunt Alexandra seemed very stern, bossy, and unfair, but during the missionary …show more content…
With the presence of Dolphus Raymond, the audience would get a sense of how scandalous an interracial relationship was, and how frowned upon it was for whites to live with blacks, at that time in history. The fact that Mr. Raymond had to pretend to be an alcoholic is a great example of the extreme measures people had to take to be in a interracial relationship. Dolphus explains, “When I come to town, which is seldom, if I weave a little and drink out of this sack, folks can say Dolphus Raymond’s in the clutches of whiskey- that’s why he won’t change his ways. He can’t help himself, that’s why he lives the way he does.” (200). Some may argue that adding Dolphus Raymond into the movie would take away from the racial intensity and theme of the story. However, Dolphus Raymond explains that he prefers blacks and claims “I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live”(201). In the time period of the novel, nothing was considered lower than a white man having children with a black woman, so if racial intensity is what the movie needs, the presence of Dolphus Raymond should do just

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