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I will present a critical analysis on the film 'To kill a Mockingbird' which is based on the award winning novel by Harper Lee.

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Critical Analysis To Kill a Mockingbird Jamie Templeton I will present a critical analysis on the film 'To kill a Mockingbird' which is based on the award winning novel by Harper Lee. To kill a Mockingbird is a film where a courageous, warm hearted and distinguished lawyer takes a case on board to defend a black mans human rights. His compassionate defence against the civil liberties of an exceedingly marginalised black man, Tom Robinson and their human rights and individual liberties in general, cost's him friendships and the town's respect. On the other hand, he earns the love and admiration of his two children; they in particular need that awe as they have lost a mother. Even though the case had such a foregone conclusion, Academy award winning actor Gregory Peck stepped forward to defend Tom Robinson because of his passion towards the human rights and marginalising of coloured citizens. The film was set in a deprived southern town during the great depression, where so many innocent, underprivileged coloured men were wrongly accused and lynched to sinister deaths. There were many things that would have influenced Harper Lee to write the book 'To kill a mockingbird', however; there are a couple of essential factors that I think would have influenced him greatly. ...read more.

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At this point in time, they were terrified of him, even though they had never seen or heard him. Boo was marginalised because he was a little retarded and had grown a reputation around the village, and in this case, not a very good one. Scout, Jem and Dill were just about to enter the garden when they heard a thunderous noise. In confusion they ran. Jem's trousers got caught in a fence; however he carried on running without them. When they returned to safety, Jem decided to go back alone and retrieve his trousers. When he returned with them, bemused and puzzled he told his sister and Dill that they were folded neatly over the fence. They were as shocked as he was, but why? I think this is a really effective scene. Firstly, it shows how people judge other people through mislead rumours and uncertain conversations. The victims are normally marginalised and shoved into a corner, where they gradually fade away, without friendship or knowing what it is like to be loved or to love somebody or even worse somebody to talk to and express their feelings. ...read more.

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We know this because she explains her internal feelings too us through a narrator (she is the narrator). However, you can see it through her movement's as well. She is a very gregarious, expressive girl which is why we see some of her mood swings. Her movements are bold and stand out; she has a lot of strong movements. Again, like her father, Atticus, she has a very, significant voice, a very dominant one but squeaky. She doesn't get along with some of the characters in the film and loves to show her immense movements by fighting, which she does in several cases. I think the film was excellent. It was played by realistic characters and had a very sad, but truthful plot, which went together perfectly. It was a naturalistic plot with naturalistic acting styles and the actors played their parts with clarity. They made the whole film more believable and I enjoyed it. It also sent out lots of messages to the audience. For instance, we shouldn't repress and marginalise people because of appearances. We shouldn't judge anybody or anything by appearances; it's what inside what really counts. In conclusion, I think the acting styles went along with the naturalistic performance excellently and they deserve credit for it, I applaud their efforts. ...read more.

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