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Role of Women in the 1930's in the South

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Transcript of Role of Women in the 1930's in the South

Beyond the Book: The Culture of
To Kill A Mockingbird

I. The typical role of women in the 1930's.
Conclusion
As presented, women living in the time period of To Kill a Mockingbird were not expected to be more that perfect housewives. This message is convayed through the women in the novel. To Kill a Mockingbird goes well beyond the book and into culture.
Role of Women in the 1930's in the South
The women characters in TKAM represented the role of women in the 1930's because women were treated differently and were discouraged to do many things.
stereotyped to be beautiful
Women couldn't vote
Were expected to cook and clean
II. Proper women followed the "code"
Would come home from work and come home and be a house wife.
"Proper" women would stay home and clean.
They had to wear long dresses no matter where they were going.
III. How were you defined improper in the 1930's?
Women would work.
Smoking?!
The Movie of To Kill a Mockingbird: The Making of the Movie, the Actors, and the Impact
The movie
To Kill a Mockingbird
follows the plot of the book very closely due to the director's wishes to hold onto the importance of the events and interactions of the characters.
I. The goals of the director in making the film adaptation of the book were to keep the movie as close to the book as possible and preserve the character of Atticus.
I. The goals of the director in making the film adaptation of the book were to keep the movie as close to the book as possible and preserve the character of Atticus.
Women shouldn't wear pants
II. The director and producers were able to achieve in making a film that stayed true to the book, preserved the element of Scout's youth, and is loved by many.
They couldn't go to bars
The goal of the opening titles, as told by Stephen Frankfurt, was "to find a way to get into the head of a child."
III. The actors and the importance of the characters they portray are just as needed as the story itself.
IV. The director and producers kept the storyline and events of the film amazingly close to the book.
V. To Kill a Mockingbird played a role in impacting American culture and showing the importance of women and young ladies.
"The genius of the film is that we see the racial horror of 1930's Alabama through the eyes of an eight-year-old white girl."
To Kill a Mockingbird also shows that girls are not fragile, little dolls made to have tea and gossip.
Any Questions???
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