Scout Had Her Days Mixed Up in Both Versions!
In both the book and the movie, Scout was wrong as to the day of the week in the closing sequence and Jem failed to correct her. Both versions open in the summer of 1932, but the movie takes place over about a year and a half, two summers (1932 and 1933, ending with Halloween of 1933) and the book over three and a half years, four summers (the date of the trial is given as summer, 1935, so the story would end on Halloween of 1935). The trouble is, Scout was sure she couldn't get into the school the next day to retrieve her shoes as it was a Sunday. Halloween fell on a Tuesday in 1933 and on a Thursday in 1935. Not until 1936 would Scout have been correct. "Time was playing tricks on me," indeed!share