September 27, 2014
How To Kill A Mockingbird
This is the point in the book and movie where everything is attacking Atticus because they become aware that hes defending a black man . One person who criticizes him the most is Mrs . Dubois the old mean lady from across the street. In the book you get a clearer picture about this scene , but one day Mrs. Dubois tells the children that Atticus is not any better than the “niggers and trash he works for,” page 31 and Jem loses his temper. Jem takes a baton from Scout and destroys all of Mrs. Dubose’s camellia bushes. As punishment, Jem must go to her house every day for a month and read to her. Scout accompanies him and they endure Mrs. Dubose’s abuse and peculiar fits, which occur at the end of every reading session. Each session is longer than the one before. Mrs. Dubose dies a little more than a month after Jem’s ...view middle of the document...
Scout becomes upset and looks forward desperately to Dill’s arrival in the summer. To Scout’s disappointment, however, Dill does not come to Maycomb this year. He sends a letter saying that he has a new father (presumably, his mother has remarried) and will stay with his family in Meridian. To make matters worse, the state legislature, of which Atticus is a member, is called into session, forcing Atticus to travel to the state capital every day for two weeks.
Calpurnia decides to take the children to her church, a “colored” church, that Sunday. Maycomb’s black church is an old building, called First Purchase because it was bought with the first earnings of freed slaves. One woman, Lula, criticizes Calpurnia for bringing white children to church, but the congregation is generally friendly, and Reverend Sykes welcomes them, saying that everyone knows their father. The church has no money for hymnals, and few of the parishioners can read, so they sing by echoing the words that Zeebo, Calpurnia’s eldest son and the town garbage collector, reads from their only hymnal. During the service, Reverend Sykes takes up a collection for Tom Robinson’s wife, Helen, who cannot find work now that her husband has been accused of rape. After the service, Scout learns that Tom Robinson has been accused by Bob Ewell and cannot understand why anyone would believe the Ewells’ word. When the children return home, they find Aunt Alexandra waiting for them. In the book , none of this scene is shown in the movie .
For the rest of the chapters and middle of the movie, most of the drama begins at the start of the trial . Nothing really changes at this point in time , but when Tom Gets to the stand in his trial In the Book when the trial begins, the White people enter the court room first, followed by the blacks. They take their seats in their separate sections. In the movie , the people all enter together and then separate into the divided sections. The plot thickens as the trial goes on . As for the court scene nothing changes at this poin in time the way the movie porrays the court scene is how it is in the