In Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout Finch, loses sense of innocence when she realizes or figures out how prejudiced and hypocritical society can be. Her father, Atticus Finch, is a lawyer defending a black man named Tom Robinson, which is accused of the rape of a white woman. Because of her father defending a black man, Scout has trouble in school. In “A Time to Kill”, Jake Brigance defends a black man named Carl Lee Hailey, who killed two white men that raped Carl Lee’s daughter. Even though they both have similarities, there are also notable differences.
Three similarities that can be established between the novel and the movie could be a white lawyer defending a black man, rape, and discrimination. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch defends Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape of a white woman when it is clear that Tom didn’t do such thing. Discrimination is established here when an all white jury declares Tom Robinson guilty when there is enough proof or evidence that he didn’t do it. In “A Time to Kill”, Jake Brigance defends a black man named Carl Lee Hailey for the murder of two white men who raped and committed an attempted murder on his daughter. Here we can also notice discrimination when the Ku Klux Klan tries to kill anyone who is involved in defending Carl Lee.
There are notable differences between them as well such as the victim, the setting, and the accused. In To Kill a Mockingbird, the victim is a white woman that has been supposedly