Differences Between The Giver Movie And Movie

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By: Katlyn Fitzpatrick “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” - Lois Lowry, The Giver. The much loved novel, The Giver, written by Lois Lowry was turned into a movie by Phillip Noyce. Authors and movie producers often have different ideas about how to portray a subject, in this case, the beloved story of The Giver. When you compare the two versions of The Giver, the novel and the movie, you will find very apparent and important differences not only in the plot, but in the characters and setting as well.

When reading a novel, you visualize the perfect setting, trying to recreate that perfect setting as a director can be a strenuous and difficult task. To begin, the members of the community, both in the novel and movie,
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One of those differences being, that Jonas does not have pale, blue eyes, instead he has brown eyes like everyone else. In the novel, Jonas having different eyes played a major role in the plot. Likewise, in the movie Jonas and Fiona have a love relationship unlike the novel where they were just friends. “He felt such love for for Fiona. But she could not feel it back, without the memories.” - The Giver, Lois Lowry. In the movie their relationship is much more intimate than it was portrayed in the novel, this majorly affects the plot. Despite the differences, a similarity between the novel and the book is that the main characters are the same. The movie included characters such as Asher, Jonas, Fiona, Gabe, Mom, Dad, Lilly, The Giver and The chief elder. Without these characters the storyline would be nothing like that of the novel. Although there are many similarities and differences in the characters, there are also many in the plot of the novel and the
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