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Old 03-23-2007, 07:57 AM
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One of my most favorite movies is, "To Kill A Mockingbird". It shows major conflicts that occurs in everyday life; Man vs Society - Is basically one that deals with the prejudices, and values that the society holds. The individual that poses a different view than that of society, is discriminated against, for not "flowing with the norm".
Man vs. Man - The conflict of man vs. man is a vengeful one. The
conflict is usually present due to a feud, disagreement with principles or
an actual physical confrontation. It is expressed and enacted in various
ways. This type of conflict is expressed in certain situations in this
novel.
This storty teaches morals and lessons. Don't attack something/someone if it/they hasn't harmed you:
This lesson is taught to Jem and Scout by Atticus when he teaches them about the mockingbird. He says that the mockingbird is innocent and only sings for you. It is therefore wrong to kill it. The examples of the mockingbird
within the novel are Tom and Boo. Tom was attacked by the entire white
society in Maycomb County. These attacks and accusations destroyed his
innocent, respectable life. Arthur "Boo" Radley was also an innocent victim
to the taunts and of the people of the county. Because of their aversion to
his life they separated him from any chance of leading a normal life.
The importance of education can also be applied to life. Whether coming from
the mouths of our parents, or teachers, it is constantly reminded that the
road to bettering oneself is by education. Atticus constantly reminded Scout
of this, and Harper Lee depicted it by contrasting the Cunninghams with the
Ewells.
Respect and understanding are the keys to peaceful coexistence. If one can
achieve these two factors, then one can safely say that an armistice has been reached. Scout and Jem learned this by their dealings with Mrs. Dubose and Boo Radley.

This is by far one of the greatest novels, not only to read but to learn by..

Thanks Kells
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