His overall tone and strategy of writing was relatable and the least bit overwhelming, which quickly grabbed my attention and made me interested in things I would not normally be interested in. The ending of the novel was inspiring. The author suggests the reader to look into great novels, and even supplies a list of novels a personally suggests. He ended with a very ... ... middle of paper ... ...orcist” and look how many spin offs came from it. The spin off movies grew from the same idea, but had a little twist, just to give it a hint of originality, like “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.” While everyone’s minds are vastly different, we still get some of the same ideas.
The Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was entertaining as a written story, but it was even more enjoyable as a film because the movie played out scenes that were only described by dialogue in the book, flushed out the murder plot in a clearer manner, and created more realistic and dynamic characters. Turning older literature into movies that available to the general public prevents them from falling by the way side as many story from the past have a tendency to
When you think of popular fiction, you would think of a bestseller novel that spanned across a variety of genre, invoking a certain mood and emotions according to genre of choice. Popular fiction, also known as genre fiction, is best “conceived as the opposite of literature” (Gelder), with many of its fictional works is plot-driven written to suit specific genre and to appeal to modern readers. Popular fiction is “defined by what it is not, that is literature” (Schneider-Mayerson, 22) and is generally less distinguished from literary fiction. These conventions of genre fiction vary from romance, fantasy, thriller, science and even adventure and have produces tons of bestselling authors of all backgrounds. But what are the role of an author
Even as time evolves, the constant message, “our differences define us,” continues to release truth not only for people, but for written work also. Works could be completely distant and still share characteristics, as previously discussed. In this case, however, the separate plays merge together in comparisons due to them being written by the same author. Not only are there aspects of mythology depicted in each story, there are also subliminal messages referring to other texts, including the text it is being compared to. The two texts of comparison are both written by the one who was "...widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language (Wikipedia.org).” William Shakespeare is known to have certain qualities in some novels that reflect other texts that he has written.
To illustrate my views on this debate, I will be comparing and contrasting the novel and film versions of William Golding's The Lord of the Flies and Toni Morrison's Beloved. While both novels and films provide their audience with a great form of entertainment, each genre has it’s pros and cons and deciding whether a novel or film tells a better story is dependent on the audiences particular preferences. Novels allow the reader to create the images, voices, and background of the story using their imagination to visualize the story for themselves. On the other hand ,a good director can take a great piece of literature and turn it into an amazing visual experience. However, the film is dependent on the directors vision and audience has little say on how the story is portrayed.
The various interpretations offer a vast expanse of discussion on ghosts in media. The haunting of these spirits within movies may work well to scare people, but what about ghost stories in print? Ruth Y. Jenkins writes, “Authors have long woven supernatural elements into their fiction for a variety of reasons: to heighten suspense, enhance setting, or complicate plot,” (61) and it is clear that she is on the right track. Much like those who discuss visual media, the ideas about printed fictional works presented by critics like Jenkins shares a similar perspective. These literary critics often turn toward the famed works of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet or Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw as works revered for their use of the ghost within literature.
The study of the adaptation process from novel to film in addition offers an insight into the nature of expression through words and through pictures, respectively.in what context do the seducing powers and the suggestiveness of the film unfolds? And when is one word capable of saying more than a thousand pictures? Another very good reason for novels-into-film studies is that such studies clearly stimulate the interest for literature, for reading and there are numerous examples of film adaptations causing a demand for the books they are based on. Frequently, old and little known novels experience a revival. Long forgotten novels have been reprinted, published in paper-back with pictures from the films on their covers and sold in newsstands along with magazines, papers and comic books.
This theory is not only credible in literature, to discuss the intentions of an author, but is also effectively used in film, to discuss the intentions of a director. One benefit of this theory is that it can help with many literary problems. For example, Freudian critics not only “stress distinction between the conscious and the unconscious”, but also uncover “the unconscious motives of characters” as well as see “an embodiment of classic psychoanalytic conditions” within literary works (Barry 101). By drawing connections between concepts in the text, we are able to further enrich our understanding of the work and, if we plan to discuss it with others, are able to yield a meaningful, coherent interpretation of the
Dracula and Frankenstein are two excellent examples of horror stories with famous monsters that, through themes and symbolism can really come to mean much more. A simple story of a vampire can turn into a representation of the Victorian era versus the modern era, and in Frankenstein nature versus science. Analyzing themes and symbolism in literature will bring out the full meaning of the text, as well as bring more enjoyment to reading it.
When working toward any goal, it is human nature to draw on the ideas of others; to consider the successes and failures of others to improve the chances of you succeeding. This is true in many different fields, but most frequently seen in literature. When writing new novels or plays, authors rely on the ideas and storylines of other pieces to give their piece more meaning or direction. This is no different from when William Shakespeare was writing his plays around the 1600’s. One of the more discernable examples of this is Shakespeare using the story of Pyramus and Thisbe when composing both Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer’s Night Dream, which are a tragedy and a comedy, respectively.