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To Kill a Mockingbird

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Introduction

To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill A Mockingbird is an award-winning novel written by Harper Lee. The novel was published in 1960 and the movie was filmed in 1961. A six-year-old girl by the name of Scout is the main character and narrates the story line in the movie. The movie takes place in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. Maycomb is portrayed as a small, sleepy, depression-era town during the 1930's depression era. The plot of the movie revolves around the arrest and trial of an unjustly accused black man named Tom Robinson. Robinson, accused of raping a white girl, is defended by Scout's attorney father, Atticus Finch. Finch is known in the community as an extremely kind person and respected lawyer. To Kill A Mockingbird illustrates to the audience the true attitude of small-town life in the 1930s South. The story reflects the unjust consequences of ignorance, prejudice, and hate as well as the values of courage, honor, fairness and decency. One of the main topics of To Kill A Mockingbird is "racism". ...read more.

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Movie viewers believe Atticus Finch is a man of penetrating intelligence, legal wisdom, and exemplary character. He also appears to be the moral backbone and voice of reason in Maycomb. Atticus is convincing and clearly enables the viewer to understand that change needs to take place among the white residents of Maycomb. He is one of the few people in the town who understands and believes in the value of all people, regardless of their skin color or station in life. He is committed to fairness and justice and willingly views matters from these perspectives. Atticus' relationship with his two children is very interesting. He treats both children with respect and as mature individuals. Atticus is committed to their education, making sure they develop a sense of fairness in their relationships and respect for all people. Atticus keeps a steady hand with his approach to raising children. As with his children, Atticis does his best to uphold justice even though he assumes that the jury and townspeople have already judged that Tom Robinson is guilty. Atticus is a peaceful man and is restrained, even in a situation of personal violence. ...read more.

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As Boo witnesses Bob Ewell's attack on Jem and Scout, Radley comes to their defense. He saves them from possible harm and takes them to safety. To Kill a Mockingbird is a movie for all time, revolving around the depression era of the character and resulting behavior of people in a small Alabama town. Although the story has an appropriate ending, it is shameful that many people continue to display open hostility and discrimination to persons of different races. Sadly, there is still very much ignorance and misunderstanding that continues in today's society. We must remember that racism is not a black and white issue - it never has been. People of different nationalities, religion, sexes, and cultures are also affected and involved. We can only hope that if children are taught to resolve differences, openly communicate, and learn to peacefully resolve differences will the problem cease to exist. Until changes are made, children will reflect the attitudes and beliefs of their parents throughout their life and erroneously judge people because of individual differences. Until people come together to get past racism and prejudice towards one another, these problems will always continue. . 1 Mumpower ...read more.

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