"[Jem] stood there until nightfall and I waited for him," Says Scout.
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.' Dill's eye's flickered at Jem, and Jem looked at the floor.
Jem Chapter 3 When scout feels left out while Dill and Jem play together, Atticus tells her that she has to walk in somebody else's shoes to understand them and have empathy.
In the novel a strong relationship is formed between Dill and Scout.
As Scout, Jem’s sister describes, “there is nothing to buy and no money to buy things with.” Scout and Jem live in the town of Maycomb, Alabama, a town of prejudice, poverty, and of troubled citizens....
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Jem and Scout still have a single father, ..
Cunningham bringing Atticus payment for some law work Atticus did for him. Also, some character traits are different. In the novel, Dill has blonde hair. In the film, Dill has brown hair. The film also leaves some scenes out that were in the novel. In the book, Scout’s first day of school is shown to you: her inside the classroom, her getting in trouble with the teacher, and her explaining to the teacher why Walter Cunningham won’t accept the quarter. In the film, the scene starts with Scout running out of the building and tackling Walter Cunningham. The film also leaves out the scene where Calpurnia takes Scout and Jem with her to church. It also leaves out the scene where the house burns down. Even though there are some differences between the novel and the film of To Kill a Mockingbird, they are mostly minor, and the film and novel are mostly the same.
The novel and film of To Kill a Mockingbird are a lot alike. They both have the same theme, the same story, and the same characters. However, everyone always has an opinion on which they like more. In my opinion, I think the novel is better. I liked the novel more because it got in detail to all the characters and really gave me a sense of how everyone was feeling. The novel had individual scenes that explained about a characters history, really letting me try to connect to this individual character. The film had some of this, but I didn’t feel as though I really knew the characters. For example, Calpurnia, the maid of the house, was barely a part of the film. In the novel, she is a big part, and there are many times where it just talks about her, and no one else, so that the reader could get to know her better and care about her. Harper Lee did this because Calpurnia acts as a mentor in the novel. She shows Scout and Jem other cultures, such as when she took them to church, and shows them that the two races aren’t very different. She opens their eyes to the fact that the prejudice against blacks is uncalled for: there is no need for it. She also acts as a mother to Scout and Jem, because their mom died when they were young. Even though I enjoyed the movie, I liked the novel more. The two are very similar however, and are both exceptional.
The film and novel of To Kill a Mockingbird have many similarities, and some differences, but are both a tragic story of racial injustice in the 1930s. It is hard to make a film be exactly the same as a novel. A director has to try to turn fictional characters into real people, and transfer the theme of the story into the film. He also must create whatever mood the novel conveys into speaking and actions. My director captured the theme of this story very well, and created real life characters that reflected the characters from the book. I believe my director did an excellent job of turning this amazing book into a film.