Essay about To Kill A Mockingbird and Movie

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"To Kill a Mockingbird" In the book "To Kill a Mockingbird", directed by Robert Mulligan, focuses on a lawyer named Atticus Finch, who is a very honest and greatly respected man. This man named Tom Robinson was a black man accused of rape. Atticus Finch puts his lawyer career on the line when he says he is going to defend Tom Robinson. This movie is told through the eyes of Atticus' six-year-old daughter, Scout. Scout and her older brother, Jem become best friends and grow their brotherly and sisterly bond very strong throughout the movie. Scout becomes friends with a "village idiot", which is what he is known as by the community, his name is Boo Radley, which in the end of the movie he saves her life when she is attacked by someone. (MRQE). This movie was published in 1962. It is a classic of modern American literature. This movie stars Mary Badham in the role of Scout and Gregory Peck in the role of Atticus Finch. The setting of the film was based around the time of the Great depression. Scout refers to the Great depression twice in the beginning of the movie. Atticus himself refers to the Great Depression a few times throughout the movie as well. The theme to this movie is the coexistence of good and evil, the importance of moral education and also social class. To Kill a Mockingbird was based on the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The way they showed how racism and evil was shown throughout the different people of the town was great. Scout really grows and matures throughout the movie. It was written in the years of 1933 to 1935 in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama. Larry Tubelle said about the movie that, "Harper Lee's highly regarded and eminently successful first novel has been artfully and delicately translated to the screen. Universal's "To Kill a Mockingbird" is a major film achievement, a significant, captivating and memorable picture that ranks with the best of recent years. Its success in the literary world seems certain to be replicated in the theatrical sphere" (Film Reviews). This movie was