The story is told through the eyes of Atticus Finch’s daughter Scout, her brother Jem and friend Dill. The filmmaker uses the children’s innocence to indicate that we were all neutral and innocent as children. This technique helps to demonstrate that racism is a learned behavior. The children and their father are put in real danger as the trial progresses. The tension rises and is exhibited through dramatic scenes like the armed men at the jail threatening Atticus. Suspenseful music is played and the scene is darkened to create a feeling of fear. Also, the children watch the trial from the blacks-only balcony of the courtroom. This is a key visual symbol to show that they begin to see Atticus in a new light.
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