To Kill A Mockingbird Comparison Essay

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee that was published in 1960. It immediately became a successful book that won many prizes and is now a classic of American literature. The novel takes place in Alabama during the Great Depression and is narrated by a 6-year-old girl named Scout Finch that lives with her 10-year-old brother Jem, her father Atticus and their black housekeeper Calpurnia. In 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird was into a movie directed by Robert Mulligan. Although the main character Scout learns the same morals in both movie and book, there are many major differences. Also, the book and the movie have many literary devices in them.
In To Kill a Mockingbird the major theme is that innocence is often harmed by evil. This theme is first introduced when Scout and Jem get air-rifles for their Christmas gift and Atticus tells them not to shoot at Mockingbirds because they are innocent and don’t harm anyone. Throughout the novel there are multiple
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One similarity is that Arthur (Boo) Radley leaves little gifts in the knot hole for the Finch kids. This is important because it develops the relationship of Boo Radley and Scout and Jem which is an important detail in To Kill a Mockingbird. The most important resemblance is that when Tom Robinson is found guilty of raping Mayella Ewell and he gets sent to prison, he dies by getting shot. Even though he gets shot differently in the movie than the book, the main part is that he dies which if he didn’t, would change the entire ending of the story. The last scene that is the same is the death of Bob Ewell; Bob attacks Jem and Scout and Arthur kills him before he can do any serious harm, this is the same in the movie as in the book. As many similarities there are in the movie, Robert Mulligan could not transfer all details of the book into the movie which resulted in scenes being different or either completely