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The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a story about a young innocent girl growing up in the South during the 1930s The movie To Kill a Mockingbird is based on racism in the south during the 1930s This novel is based on events seen through a childs eyes and shows the true prejudice in the South In the movie staring Gregory Peck it is mostly shown from a third person point of view not focusing in on what scout feels and sees The novel gives a more detailed perspective while also proving more than one point While the movie shows only racismThe book spreads the story line over three summers While the movie only lasts one and a half The movie makes it hard to understand the changes scout goes through as she begins to mature There are also several important parts of the book that were altered to better fit the movie When the movie was put into screenplay it seemed that they were going toward the whole theme of racism and how unfair life really is In the book though it began from Scouts point of view which was more filled with confusion then factIn the book scout did not understand why an innocent man could be found guilty She wasnt really sure how everything worked because she was a child and it was a grown up matter In the movie she knew he would be guilty The book also has several other story lines going at the same time They are all also from scouts point of viewOne of the differences in reading the book and watching the movie is the actual understanding of the book totally changes In the movie it is depicted as a lawyer fighting this hopeless case In the book though the children are the focus of most of the situations and their fathers case is in some ways the point where they had
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