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To Kill A Mocking Bird A Comparison of The Novel and The Film

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Also, Dill does not cry in the courtroom scene. There is no Christmas family reunion, where Scout meets her snotty cousin and develops character, Aunt Alexandra never moves in, Ms Dubose is seen for about 30 seconds, which is disappointing because she helped develop Jem�s character. In the scene where the mob confronts Atticus, there is no Mr. Underwood covering Atticus with his rifle. We never get to see Scout�s famous mess up at the pageant, and Cecil Jacob�s never jumps out of the bushes to scare Scout. These scenes are all very important to plot and character development, and it makes the viewer wonder why the editors left all that out and included the minor scene where Atticus shoots a mad dog. Additionally, the order of scenes is switched around, and the time frame is compacted into about one year, compared to the books 3 years. If I could make any changes, I�d colourize the film, add the scenes in which Calpurnia takes the children to church, the pageant (admittedly, its really only so I can laugh at the ham costume again), as well as the Aunt Alexandra fiasco. ...read more.

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