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Anthony Hamilton
Period 2
6/07/2011

To Kill A Mockingbird Comparative Essay
This essay will be talking about the differences and some similarities between the book and the movie To Kill A Mockingbird. There are many similarities between the book and movie To Kill A Mockingbird. The movie basically goes exactly by the book. You also find certain phrases from the book in the movie. I personally like that. But there are more information in the book then the movie and some important main ideas missing from the movie.
One example of a similarity that I find to be very crucial would be Tom Robinson’s death in an attempt to escape from prison in both the book and the movie. In my opinion Tom’s death was crucial to the original story because it created heartbreak, suffering, and loss which are crucial for any story line because it allows for a change in views and attitude between characters. It also shows the emotional side of characters which I think is also very important and creates almost sentimentality between the reader and the characters.
One crucial scene missing from the movie is when Jem and Scout go to church with Calpurnia. This is one of the most important in the book because you learn of the respect that many of the black people have for the Finches, since Atticus is defending Tom Robinson. You also learn that not every colored person is kind because Calpurnia gets into a fight with another lady at church defending Jem and Scout’s right to come to the black church. This shows you how much Calpurnia loves Jem and Scout. I think that this was left out in the movie because in the court case there is another example of how colored people respect Atticus; they all stand up when he walks out of the room. But in the movie, because the church scene is missing, it doesn’t seem that the blacks have as much respect for the Finches.
Another very important role that was left out in the movie was Aunt Alexandria. By not having Aunt Alexandra around, you don’t get...

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