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Into the Wild: Comparing the Book and Movie

- Into the Wild, a novel written by Jon Krakauer, as well as a film directed by Sean Penn, talks about Chris McCandless, a young individual who set out on a journey throughout the Western United States, isolating himself from society, and more importantly, his family. During his travels, he meets a lot of different people, that in a way, change his ways about how he sees the world. There are many characteristics to describe McCandless, such as “naïve”, “adventurous”, and “independent”. In the book, Krakauer described McCandless as “intelligent”, using parts in his book that show McCandless being “intelligent”....   [tags: Book vs Movie]

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Comparsion of Book and Movie of Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Doyle

- Between the book and the movie I prefer the movie. My reasoning for this is that the movie seemed much more interesting to me. It made much more sense. I also love who they chose to play the characters in the movie. Seemed much more interesting than the ones that were in the book. I must admit that the book was pretty good, though some of it I found rather boring. One thing I did not like about the movie is that they changed or added some details into the movie that the book did not have. The ending of the movie was much better then the ending in the book....   [tags: setting, book, movie, character]

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V for Vendetta: The Movie and the Book

- for Vendetta Introduction Utopic and anti utopic movies and novels have always interested writers and directors from all over the world. In some sense, it is interesting to create new worlds, with new social and political systems. On the other hand, it is interesting, as well, to look for disadvantages of modern society and try to improve them. People were always striving to create a better world, even with words and images. In the past several years, there have been many movies devoted to the issue of future alternative reality....   [tags: Comparison, Contrast, Reality Analysis]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' And The Book '

- The Help, in both the movie and the book, portrayed a meaningful story of racial relations. I watched The Help alone for the first time; I enjoyed every minute of it. The setting, characters were wonderful, and the exploration of racism, prejudice and courage just touched my heart. In the movie, Skeeter Phelan, the main protagonist, told the story through her point of view which led me to easily focus on her story. Though, I read the book version by Kathryn Stockett; it got me more excited to hear the story from Aibileen and Minny’s point of views....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race]

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The Big Sleep - The Movie and The Book

- The Big Sleep - The Movie and The Book One would think that it would be quite easy to adapt a novel to a screenplay; after all, what is there to do but turn the dialogue into lines and description into set design. However, common sense, aided by the horrifying number of absolutely awful adaptations, dictates that it simply is not that easy. When moviegoers have problems with a film adaptation of a book, their complaints tend to lie in the tendency of the creators of the film to change elements of the story: plot, character, and the like....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Out of Africa Movie and Book

- Out of Africa Movie and Book Winner of seven Academy Awards, including 1985's Best Picture, Out Of Africa is the story of Karen Blixen and her travels in Africa. Based on her writings after returning to Denmark, Out of Africa is a love story of both Karen Blixen and her true love, Denys Hatton, and a love for Africa's land and people. The movie is based on the books "Out of Africa: Shadows on the Grass", written by Karen Blixen under the pseudonym Isak Dinesen, and "Silence Will Speak", the story of Denys Hatton, written by Errol Trzebinski....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Comparison on the Movie and the Book To Kill a Mockingbird

- As most everyone knows, there are differences between a book and it’s movie adaptation. This is applicable to the book and it’s movie counterpart To Kill a Mockingbird, as well. But aside from the differences, there are also similarities between these two. The similarities are quite apparent, the movie plot mainly follows the basic plot that the book took, leaving the viewer’s with a sense of accomplishment, as this is sometimes not achieved in the highest degree. Scout still has a brother, Jem....   [tags: compare, contrast]

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To Kill a Mockingbird: Movie and Book Comparison

- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a beloved novel published in 1960. After reading the novel there were some moments and people that I found particularly enjoyable. My favorite part of the novel was when the children went to Boo Radley's house to try to get a look at him. In addition, Atticus Finch was my favorite character in the novel. In my opinion the book was very good. I felt that it really showed the thoughts and actions, both good and bad, of the people in the South during the time of the Great Depression....   [tags: Compare, Contrast]

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101 Dalmatians: Is the Movie or Book Better?

- Are books or movies more popular. Most people like to read books more than watch movies. Actually, directors are inspiring and often make movies from good books, because there is already an audience and a successful plot. In creating fiction books, the writers use narrative, description, dialogue, expression of thoughts, and figurative language, but the directors use pictures, modes of shooting, colors and contrasts, setting, props, costume, make-up, actors expressions, gestures, sound and editing....   [tags: plot, sequence, character, development]

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Comparing The Well the Movie and the Book

- Comparing The Well the Movie and the Book The main comparison to be drawn between the film and the book version of "The Well" is the fact that the book is able to be more free form than the film, which is much more concrete in content. This is because the novel is basically a character driven piece relying on deep character development throughout the novel with the two characters shifting in relation to each other. The film on the other hand as it is constrained by the possible length of a film (usually around 2 ½ hours) stands with the characters already developed and unable to shift positions much at all....   [tags: Papers]

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Is the Portrayal of the Dinosaurs in the Movie and Book Accurate in Real Life

- Deinos, Greek for fearfully great; awe-inspiring and sauros meaning a lizard. From these words “Dinosaur” is created. When imagining a dinosaur, do thoughts of a large Tyrannosaurus Rex, a swift Velociraptor, or a gliding Pterodactyl appear. Or are those thoughts composed of an image of a small Compsognathus. Do visions of the dinosaurs that we often saw in our childhood come to mind. The amiable brightly colored friends in cartoons or the fearsome bloodthirsty experiments in movies. Were those dinosaurs portrayed accurately....   [tags: jurassic park, dilophosaurus, archeologists]

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The Namesake: Book by Jhumpa lahiri

- It’s pretty clear that film and literature are very different mediums and when you try to make one into the other, such as an adaptation, you’re going to have some things that are lost in translation and seen in a different light. When an original work is made into a movie, I think they’re kind of at a disadvantage because they only have a few hours to get the whole story across while also keeping the viewer intrigued by what is taking place on the screen right in front of their eyes. Movies are able to contain special effects, visuals, and music though which can impact a viewer and make a scene stay in their mind longer which is a plus side to being able to view something....   [tags: book, film, movie, literature]

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Little Women - Movie vs. Book

- Little Women - Movie vs. Book According to the Internet Movie Database's exhaustive records, Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women" has seen itself recreated in four TV series, four made for TV movies and five feature length movies since 1918. The most recent version appeared in 1994 and features Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, Samantha Mathis, Eric Stoltz, Susan Sarandon, and Gabriel Byrne. As a long time fan of the novel, who has happily carted her large leather bound gold-gilded unabridged edition whenever she has moved, I find that I was disappointed in this newest movie version....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Into the Wild: Comparing the Book to the Movie

- Everybody expects to see the best parts of the book when going to see a movie that is based on a book, but most of the time “The book is better than the movie” and that is what happened in Into the Wild. The movie’s theme is somehow same but the way it is presented quite different than the book. The book Into The Wild, is a travel essay written by Jon Krakauer. It is about a young suburban man from a well to do family who hitched hiked to Alaska without informing his family. He was Christopher Johnson McCandless, a fine man but stubborn with his own idealism....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Harry Potter: The Book and The Movie

- The movie adaptation of J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a very pivotal movie in the series. Like the book, this movie is crucial in setting up an understanding for the rest of the series. Therefore it is important that the movie complements the novel as much as possible. Using one of the most essential features of a movie; visual imagery, the movie adaptation of the fourth novel is a good accompaniment for the novel. The visual imagery in this movie emphasizes emotions and reactions that we cannot possibly obtain from the book....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Of Mice And Men: Comparing The Movie And The Book

- The movie of Of Mice and Men had many differences while still giving the same message that the book was portrayed to have. One of the major differences was that Candy never came into the room when Lennie and Crooks were talking to each other. This was major because Crooks never found out that the plan was true about the little house. In the book after he heard Candy talk about it he wanted to get in on the deal. Also the movie it never showed Lennie have his illusions of his Aunt Carla and the rabbits when he was waiting by the pond....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparison of the Movie and Book Of Mice and Men

- Comparison of the Movie and Book Of Mice and Men In Class we watched two movies based on a book we read called Of Mice and Men. Both of the movies were very similar to the book. In I was able to hear exact lines from the book in the two movies. In the book and in the second movie Curley's wife was not given a name. She was not given a name to symbolize that she was nothing more than a possession of Curley. Curley's wife was given a name in the first movie. Her name was May. I think that the first movie we watched best depicted her because of the way she dressed....   [tags: Papers]

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Into the Wild: Book vs Movie

- Undeniably, Krakauer’s transcendentalist appeal format and Sean Penn’s Byronic appeal both have their benefits and drawbacks in recapturing the life story of the rather arcane Chris McCandless. However, the precise accuracy and constant focus on McCandless in the movie, in conjunction with the Byronic and romantic theme, best brings out the true meaning of his life story. The portrayal of McCandless’s parents truly illustrates how he felt about his early life, and perhaps hints at the driving forces for his cross-country extravaganza....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Book Vs. Movie Lovers

- The Book Is Better One of the biggest debates for book and movie lovers is “the book was better than the movie” or “the movie was better than the book.” I’m a movie and book lover and I often find myself having this debate.It’s a debate that can go either way and it often ends in a disagreement between the fans discussing the book or movie. The book is better than the movie and there are plenty of films from the past ten years that exhibit this. The Harry Potter series is one of my favorite movie series....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Movie and Book

- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Movie and Book The novel, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", by Maya Angelou is the first series of five autobiographical novels. This novel tells about her life in rural Stamps, Arkansas with her religious grandmother and St. Louis, Missouri, where her worldly and glamorous mother resides. At the age of three Maya and her four-year old brother, Bailey, are turned over to the care of their paternal grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. Southern life in Stamps, Arkansas was filled with humiliation, violation, and displacement....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Movie Review : ' The Burn Book '

- control like Regina and was more powerful than her because she was able to destroy her. An even Cady believes this because she says, “I had learned how to control everyone around me.(Waters, 2004)” That was the case until Regina got hit by the bus and where her math teacher was on suspension for something Cady wrote in the burn book. That’s when she snapped out the fantasy world and realized that her action have consequences. Cady as she stated, sucked out all the poison in her life, and once the plastics broke up she no longer had a dominating style of life and began her journey to a social interest style of life....   [tags: Superiority complex, Inferiority complex]

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Frankenstein Movie To Book

- How can we think of Frankenstein and ignore the film classic of 1931. Yet the celebrated film does not follow the novel by Mary Shelley. Although the scene of a futuristic laboratory entrances movie audiences with the mad Dr. Frankenstein and his faithful assistant Igor, the scene is derived from twentieth century imaginations and interests, not the novel itself. For good reason, the novelist chose not to begin her story with the chilling event of the dreary night in November. Instead of a major event, the book opens with a series of letters from Robert Walton....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Scarlet Letter: The Book vs. the Movie

- The Scarlet Letter:  The Book vs. the Movie    Demi Moore's portrayal of Hester in the movie The Scarlet Letter proved her worth as a feminist actress, which led her to other, more modern female empowerment roles ranging from Striptease to GI Jane.  But in the moviemakers 'attempt to give the story what they might think is a little modern flavor, they barbarously misconstrued the theme, and thus the importance, of a timeless story.  In the novel, there can be little doubt that Hester is a strong person, but the movie made her out to be a martyr for women's rights.  The female empowerment theme of the movie also inevitably led to the characterization of Christians and their ethics as tyra...   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Animal Farm: A Comparison of the Book and Movie

- Animal Farm: The Book & The Movie It was was a dark night, all the animals huddled around Old Major to hear what he had to say about his dream. It turns out Old Major talks about rebelling against man so that all animals can have a better life. Ironically, after Rebellion, no one except Napoleon has a better life and he makes their lives even harsher. This is a story of communism, this is the story of Animal Farm. Basically, in a nutshell, Animal Farm is a novel about farm animals triumphing over man only to fall prey to an evil and cunning dictator....   [tags: compare contrast]

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Wuthering Heights: From Book to Movie

- A movie or book is often considered a classic if it has been able to withstand time and remain an interest to others even if it was produced or written decades before one’s birth. Overall, there are many books and movies that are considered classics and have been enjoyed throughout the years. Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is no exception to this rule. Over many years, there have been several versions of this book made into film. However, the first account of this movie was made in 1939 as a black-and-white film directed by William Wyler....   [tags: filmmaking, adaptation]

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Jaws: The Movie versus the Book

- Summary by Eric Dillon Steven Spielberg’s Jaws was a branch off the novel Jaws written by Peter Benchley . The Novel was written in 1974 receiving a best sellers award and therefore setting up for a movie just one year later in 1975, which soon invented the phrase “blockbuster”which simply is to gross over 100 million dollars. Since this was a highly publicized and successful novel Steven Spielberg was held to a high expectation for this movie to be an ultimate hit. The book and the movie have a lot of differences....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Ten Commandments Movie vs The Book of Exodus

- The Ten Commandments is a movie about the book of Exodus and Moses. The movie began at the first order to kill all Hebrews under the age of two. Here Moses is cast off into the Nile and the story begins. It ends with the end of Moses’s life and Joshua taking over. The movie, for the most part, stayed true to the book of Exodus, but some detail and major plotline were different. The movie was good, but the added love story and power struggle made the movie a little off topic. The story itself, Moses being adopted, raised, sent away, and then came back and freed the people is the same, so Exodus is followed in a general way....   [tags: film review and comparison with the original]

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James Fenimore Cooper's Last of the Mohicans: Book and Movie

- James Fenimore Cooper's Last of the Mohicans: Book and Movie   The book Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper was very different from the movie Last of the Mohicans in terms of the storyline. However, I feel that the producer and director of this movie did a good job of preserving Cooper's original vision of the classic American man surviving in the wilderness, while possibly presenting it better than the book originally did and in a more believable fashion to a late twentieth century reader....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Comparing the Book and Movie Version of The Secret Garden

- The Secret Garden: Book vs. Movie The Secret Garden is a film based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's book bearing the same title. This movie is about a young girl who is literally shipped off to her uncle's English castle after her parents are killed in an earthquake. The main character, Mary, is played by Kate Maberly. She is tossed into a world where sunlight and cheerful discourse seem as rare as the attention she receives from the sour-pussed housekeeper Medlock, played by Maggie Smith....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Comparing the Book and Movie Version of The Grapes of Wrath

- The Grapes of Wrath: Comparing Book and Movie       Ford attempted to establish a sense of historical context by inserting two paragraphs of prose on the screen immediately following the opening credits: ' In the central part of the United States of America lies a limited area called 'the Dust Bowl', because of its lack of rains. Here drought and poverty combined to deprive many farmers from their land. This is the story of one farmer's family, driven from their fields by natural disasters and economic changes beyond anyone's control and their great journey in search of peace, security, and another home.'   In its description of a ' limited area called 'the Dust Bowl', 'the prose...   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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To Kill a Mockingbird: The Book vs. The Movie

- There are many differences between the book; To Kill a Mockingbird and the movie. Some differences are easy to spot and some aren’t. Many things that are in the book aren’t in the movie. Many of these things you don’t need, but are crucial to the plot of the book. Movies and books have differences and similarities, but many things in books MUST be included in the movie. In the beginning of the movie, it opens up with Scout singing and drawing/coloring. The first thing I noticed was the way the audience meets Dill in the book and the movie....   [tags: Literary Comparison]

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Compare and Contrast The Hound of the Baskervilles Movie and Book

- The Hound of the Baskervilles written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the movie The Hound of the Baskervilles directed by Jeremy Bret are two works of art that are mainly telling the same story. There are, however, many differences about the book and the movie. Those differences don’t affect the outcome of the story, but they give less impact to the story. Along with the differences there are many similarities, and those similarities give you confidence that it is the same story....   [tags: Sherlock Holmes, Film, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]

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Compare and Contrast Of Mice and Men Movie and Book

- Compare and Contrast Of Mice and Men Movie and Book The classic novel, Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck was made into a Hollywood Blockbuster in 1992. Directed and acted by Gary Sinise and John Malkovich, Hollywood took a stab at trying to recreate this literary success. The novel, which takes place in the 1930’s, follows the lives of two men, George and Lennie, as they try to attain their dream of owning a farm. George is a smart man who always seems to have things figured out. Lennie is massive, but has the mind of a young child....   [tags: John Steinbeck Novel Film]

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Spare Parts : Book Vs. Movie

- Spare Parts: Book vs. Movie It has always been said that books are better than their movies. Books give you more descriptive information of the plot. In other words, a book can give you an open imagination than the movie. Anyway, the book has many important elements, while the movie only focuses on one thing. The book Spare Parts contains a chapter per character in where it contains a biography about them, focuses on immigration, and talks somewhat about race and wealth, while the movie only focuses in assembling a water robotic out of spare parts with a low budget, and winning against colleges....   [tags: Immigration, Immigration to the United States]

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Comparing Movie and Book Versions of Cain's Mildred Pierce

- Comparing Movie and Book Versions of Cain's Mildred Pierce I pity the screenwriter who had to adapt the novel, Mildred Pierce, from 289 pages down to an hour and 57 minute movie. The main character, Mildred Pierce, repeatedly steps out of the traditional role for women of that era, and challenges society’s norms about class. Significant changes were made to the plot while converting it from book to movie. These changes add up to a significant difference in the meaning. In both the book and the movie, the story is about a housewife who dramatically changes her life....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Comparing Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow the Movie to the Book

- Comparing Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow the Movie to the Book ?The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. is a short story by Washington Irving. Based on a well-known legend, this story tells the tale of the disappearance of the main character, Ichabod Crane. An effective ghost story, Irving leaves you guessing what the truth is behind the ending. The movie Sleepy Hollow is Hollywood?s portrayal of Irving?s original story. Although the movie is similar to the story in the beginning, the movie takes a twist that leads in another direction that strays far from the original plot....   [tags: Washington Irving Sleepy Hollow Essays]

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Apocalypse Now: Movie versus Book

- Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Copolla, is a video interpretation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness which bashed Europe’s involvement in Africa. Although set during the Vietnam War instead of the Congo during European Imperialism, Copolla very well shows the comparison of the two works. For instance, both portray a native culture and the negative impact of the outside world on it. Also, in both works, Kurtz, an outside to the land, has gone insane and a man, Willard in Apocalypse Now and Marlow in Heart of Darkness, is sent on a mission to either exterminate or capture him....   [tags: savagery, congo, native]

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Comparison of the Book and Movie Version of A Clockwork Orange

- A Comparison of the Book and Firm Version of A Clockwork Orange   In the story of his teenage years, starting at fifteen.  He begins his tale as the leader of a small gang that spends its evenings pillaging and wreaking havoc on the town until the gang mutinies and "Your Humble Narrator," as Alex refers to himself, is caught by the police.  From there, Alex travels to State Jail 84F to serve 14 years, but receives an offer from "the Government" which entails undergoing experimental treatment in return for early release.  He seizes what seems to him an opportunity, but is horrified by the "cure" he endures.  The new "good" Alex that is released unto the world is depressed, frus...   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Being There: Comparison of Book and Movie

- Being There: Comparison of Book and Movie The book, "Being There," is about a man named Chance, who is forced to move out of the house he lived in his whole life and his experience in the outside world. Based on the success of the book, the movie, "Being There," was made. The author of the book, Jerzy Kosinski, also wrote the screenplay for the movie. I think the major difference between the book and the movie is that in the book, we get to read what Chance is feeling and thinking, but in the movie, we only get to see his actions....   [tags: Being There Literature Movies Essays]

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Persepolis Book vs Persepolis Movie

- ... She was at an airport daydreaming and began to have a flashback of her life story in black and white, which is different from the beginning of the novel. The beginning of the novel dove straight into her life story in black and white. Which the black and white shows great significance for both the movie and novel. In the movie, her story was shown in her perspective in black and white. The black and white shows a form of sadness and gloom of her past. Even though the airport scene in the beginning of the movie doesn't necessarily meant she was happier because it was in color, but it showed she wasn't feeling the same sadness she had in Iran....   [tags: film-adaptation, ]

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Comparions of the Book and Movie of The Outsides by S.E. Hinton

- ... He is similarly portrayed in the movie. Additionally, the movie takes dialogue directly from the book. For example, “You know what a greaser is?” Bob asked. “White trash with long hair” (Hinton 55) is taken directly from the text and repeated exactly in the movie. Johnny is a greaser who is prominently described by Hinton as a very innocent kid in a big world. “He had big black eyes in a dark tanned face; his hair was jet-black and heavily greased…” (Hinton 11). This was taken straight from the book and is consistent with Johnny’s appearance in the movie....   [tags: characters, plot, details]

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Into the Wild: Book vs Movie

- Into the Wild, a novel written by Jon Krakauer, as well as a 2007 film directed by Sean Penn, focuses on the adventures of Christopher Johnson McCandless, a young individual who set out on a journey throughout the Western United States, wanting to get away from his family and society, going under an alter ego named “Alexander Supertramp”. There are many characteristics that describe McCandless, such as “naïve”, “adventurous”, and “independent”. In the book, Krakauer described McCandless as being very “intelligent”....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]

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Animal Farm Book and Movie

- Animal Farm Book and Movie      Animal Farm is a novel about farm animals running a farm and becoming self sufficient. It is a story with great detail and is a very good book to read because of it surprising events. If you have seen Animal Farm the movie, you would feel completely different. The movie has far less detail and events to make it as interesting as the book. Though the story is basically the same, the lack of details makes the movie dull.      One thing that can make a book good is characters....   [tags: Compare Contrast Animal Farm Essays]

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To Kill A Mockingbird, Movie Vs. Book

- To Kill A Mockingbird, Movie Vs. Book Neither the novel nor film version of To Kill A Mockingbird is superior to the other, just different. In the book you delve more into the separate characters while in the film you see the relationships in action. The book gives you a broader view of everything, but at the same time the movie points out everything that seems important. Lastly, the novel shows Scout as a girl caught in the middle, when the movie seems to paint Scout as a girl without a inkling of what is going on....   [tags: Compare Contrast Haper Lee Mockingbird Essays]

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The Book is Better than the Movie: What is a Bad Movie?

- ... In the book we can see that she uses her critical thinking to interpret all her situations and figure out why things are happening, based on the knowledge she already know. Using this skill helps her overcome her struggles, for example, during the beginning days of the Hunger Games Katniss almost died of dehydration. For the first two days she spent all her time trying to find water and collapses on the ground thats when she starts thinking of a reason why Haymitch won't send her any water and she sees it as a message that the only “one good reason Haymitch could be withholding water from [her] is because he knows [she’s] almost found it.”(169) Besides the book showing her skills it also...   [tags: the hunger games, control the people]

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Is the Book Always Better than the Movie?

- A Patch of Gray There is an adage that is frequently referred to which states a picture is worth a thousand words. Often people do not consider the converse: if a thousand words are worth a picture. In another manner of speaking, is it possible for an author to be capable of producing a work that is effective in immersing a person in a complicated and detailed world. Unless it is a nonfictional account, it takes great writing skills to transport the reader into a setting while also providing clear aspects that strike out and provide a lasting impact....   [tags: John Howard Griffin, Elizabeth Kata]

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Movie Analysis : Frankenstein And The Book Frankenstein

- Typically the relationship that children are influenced most by is the one with their parents. From the time they are just born, to the time they come of age, the relationships they hold with their parents influence everything that they do. The typical structure of a family involves a mother and a father. These are the characters that hold the most influence over the child, whether they are present in raising the child or not, they have a large impact on the child 's life. So when one parent is taken away, this can drastically affect the child 's life....   [tags: Family, Love, Mother, Parent]

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Book vs Movie, Disappointment in the Difference of Gone with the Wind

- ... For example, in the book Scarlett had three children, but in the movie she only had one child. The children are significant in that they give the reader an insight into Scarlett’s terrible parenting skills and make her character even more unlikeable. In the book, Ashley Wilkes has two sisters, Honey and India, but in the movie India is his only sister. Another character who was omitted from the movie is Will Benteen, who marries Scarlett’s sister, Suellen, and helped rebuild Tara. One very significant change in characters was the portrayal of Scarlett’s attacker as a white man in the movie instead of the black attacker in the book....   [tags: characters, atlanta, love story]

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The True Forrest Gump: The Book vs. the Movie

- “Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re going to get” (Hanks). Many times when books are changed into movies they are done incorrectly. Forrest Gump is one of these examples. Forrest Gump, the novel, was written in 1986 by the author Winston Groom. The movie Forrest Gump was created by Paramount Pictures in 1994. Tom Hanks stars as the main character Forrest Gump. The movie portrayed Forrest Gump in a different way and as sometimes more innocent than his character in the book....   [tags: Winston Groom, Tom Hanks]

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Movie Review : ' Tangled ' And Reading The Book ' Rapunzel '

- There are many novels that are changed into movies. Sometimes the movie may be same as in the novels and sometime only the character may be same but there can be a small or huge difference in story than that of books to attract the audience as well as to make the movie interesting and realistic. Every scene and things cannot be portrayed in movies as like in novels because the viewers won’t be able to believe those changes and such changes makes the movie better than book. After watching the movie “Tangled” and reading the book Rapunzel, the movie has adequately portray the reality and complexity of love....   [tags: Love, Novel, Change, Fiction]

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Friday Night Lights Book vs. Movie

- Friday Night lights Is High School football a sport, or is it more than that to some people. I’ve learned that the book is more sociological, which means that it focused on our human society of racial issues and also emphasizes the economy and the divide between the wealthy residents of one city versus the more working-class denizens of another are all subjects that are given an in-depth examination. This is more of the main or focal point of the whole book and in not so much in the movie. Although Bissinger's story is a true-life recounting of the 1988 football season of the Permian High School team, it reads like fiction and even though I believe his book is superior, the theatrical adapta...   [tags: films, ]

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Comparsen Between The Book And Movie Cujo

- Watching the movie is so much more interesting, and it grabs your imagination by the hand. There are not that many things that are different in the movie. In fact the movie describes what?s going on a little better than the book. Basically the book seems like an out line of the whole story and the book gets into details a little more. In the beginning of the book it talks about Tad going to bed and how he?s a little nervous because he thinks there is a monster under his bed. His father tucks him into bed and says good night....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Animal Farm: Comparing The Book To The Movie

- The novel…no…no…it’s not really a novel, it’s more of a fable. The fable by George Orwell…no…no…George Orwell isn’t his real name. His real name is Eric Blair. He wrote under a pen name to save him and his family embarrassment from earlier books he had written. The fable, by Eric Blair is a cute story how animals take over a farm. Well, actually the farm and the animals are just symbols. The fable by Eric Blair is political satire on the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the events that followed....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day - Comparing Scenes in the Movie and Book

- Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day - Comparing Scenes in the Movie and Book     With the Nazi invasion of France in the early 1940s, Europe became a very turbulent and dangerous place. There were many concerns of the people of all the countries of the continent: bombings, invasion and especially espionage. In her novel The Heat of the Day, Elizabeth Bowen describes the unsettling and uneasiness that were apparent in England during the war. Although Bowen gives us an eloquent description of the happens in England, readers get a much better view on the happens in certain scenes by viewing the adaptation of the novel into film....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Minority Report: The Book vs the Movie

- It is a fool-proof system born to ensure absolute safety…but when it crumbles, would you go against everything it stands for just to save it. This is the platform that Philip K. Dick, author of the sci-fi short story "The Minority Report" (MR), has given us. Set in a futuristic New York City, we see Police Commissioner John A. Anderton as the founder of a promising new branch of policing: Precrime, a system that uses "Precogs" (mutated and retarded oracles) to predict all future crimes. However, the system appears to backfire when Anderton himself is accused to kill a man he's never even heard of....   [tags: compare/contrast, films, movies]

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Like Water For Chocolate - Movie versus Book

- Like Water For Chocolate “Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel, is a beautiful romantic tale of an impossible passionate love during the revolution in Mexico. The romance is followed by the sweet aroma of kitchen secrets and cooking, with a lot of imagination and creativity. The story is that of Tita De La Garza, the youngest of all daughters in Mama Elena’s house. According to the family tradition she is to watch after her mother till the day she does, and therefore cannot marry any men....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparison of the Book Cyrano de Bergerac and the Movie, Roxanne

- The book, Cyrano de Bergerac and the movie, Roxanne have many similarities and differences. This includes the plot, characterization, setting, conflict, and irony. The plot in both the movie and the book are similar. In both, Cyrano is trying to help Roxanne and Christian fall in love with each other, even though he loves Roxanne. Cyrano writes letters to Roxanne telling her how much he loves her, pretending to be Christian. He loves Roxanne, but feels that he is ugly and could never get her to love him back because of his huge nose. The book and movie have the same main characters playing the same roles....   [tags: Films, Film Analysis]

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The Hobbit: by J. R. R. Tolkien

- ... Thorin Oakenshield being their leader. Although there are thirteen, they do not arrive as all thirteen. The first being Dwalin, the last being Thorin. This scene was only partially accurate to the book. Yes, the order they arrived was correct, but the manner in which was not. In the book, Thorin arrived with the group that had Gandalf in it. In the movie he arrived alone. Other than that, this was merely a visual version of the scene in the book. In the book, whenever the dwarves, Gandalf and Bilbo went over the map it seemed more in depth than what was portrayed in the movie....   [tags: book and movie comparisson, adaptation]

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Summary Of A Book ' A Time Of Kill Movie '

- A Time to Kill movie is a legal thriller that take place in Canton, Mississippi where a ten-year-old African-American girl named Tonya Hailey is brutally raped, beaten and left to die in a creek by two intoxicated white racist rednecks – James “Pete” Willard and Billy Ray Cobb. Soon after Tonya is found and rushed into hospital, police officers arrested Willard and Cobb at the roadside bar. Tonya’s father, Carl Lee Hailey started to think about justice and remembered a similar case when four white men raped an African-American girl and got acquitted....   [tags: KILL, Murder, Jury, Police officer]

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Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger

- It is often informative as well as interesting to analyze the differences and the similarities between a book and that books movie adaption. This is especially true when the book is based on actual events due to the fact that it allows one to get a real sense of how film makers can manipulate certain elements to make the story more entertaining. It is obvious that the author of Friday Night Lights, H.G. Bissinger, and the director of the movie, Peter Berg, were attempting to portray Boobie and the other characters involved in the most realistic way....   [tags: book, movie adaptation, struggles]

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Quotes from the Book or Movie:The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

- In the book the Great Gatsby there were many events that took place. This is part of the reason as to why there are two movies made after this book. In the movies some of the quotes are the same as the book, the same as all three, or completely different from both. These quotes can be based from the book by quotes that are only in the book, quotes that are all on their own, and quotes that are in all three. Quotes that are only in the book are ones in the very beginning. Such as for example when Nick is describing East and West egg....   [tags: Nick, Buchanans, ]

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Comparing and Contrasting the Movie and Natalie Babbitt's Book Entitled Tuck Everlasting

- Do you know a book called Tuck Everlasting which is written by Natalie Babbitt existed in this world. It is a very interesting novel with a very sad ending. It’s a story about a girl, who discovered a very dangerous secret about a particular spring water. When you drink the water, it makes you immortal. A movie on this book was produced later on. Things change when you have to audition something that is written. And so, the movie Tuck Everlasting was very different from the book Tuck Everlasting....   [tags: Films, movies, compare/contrast]

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Interview with the Vampire - Book vs. Movie

- Interview with the Vampire - Book vs. Movie I cannot speak for all, but I find watching the movie much more interesting than reading the book. I find that the movie paints a perfect picture well on the other hand reading the book you have to let your imagination take over and create images in your head of what might the scene look like. “Interview with the Vampire” was a well-written book and a well developed movie after reading the book and the watching the movie I found the movie much more entertaining then reading the book....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]

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Satire in the Book Gulliver’s Travels and The Movie Airplane

- Devices of Satire Essay Satire is an accepted form of social criticism that goes as far back as 5 BC. Initially, satire was primarily in the form of plays and poetry. A Greek playwright by the name of Aristophanes is an example one of the best known early satirists and was well known for satirising the Athenian court system. Other important satirists include Horace and Juvenal and through their extensive work, these great Roman poets established the literary device satire as a distinct genre and in doing so they had a great impact on all subsequent literary satires....   [tags: johanthan swift, hatred, anger]

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Comparsion of Book and Movie of William Golding´s Lord of the Flies

- Even the most precise movies are not like their prestigious book counterparts, yet they must depict a general connection to the novel. The Hunger Games novel, one of the world’s most notable and admirable stories, is said to be similarly portrayed in the movie. For example, The Hunger Games movie has “plenty of intriguing deviations that change key elements of the narrative”, but it “follows Collins' original story”(Hanlon). Movies usually do not express every minor aspect of the story, but they relate similar major messages that were expressed in the novel....   [tags: sounds, dialogue, events, tragic]

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The Longest Day: Book Vs. Movie

- The Longest Day: Book Vs. Movie For a long time, when anyone thought of a war movie, they immediately thought of Darryl F. Zanuck’s, The Longest Day. Cornelius Ryan, who was the author of the book by the same name, and happened to be a D-day veteran himself, wrote the movie. The book meticulously recreates the events preceding and during the invasion. It is filled with detailed descriptions of multiple occurrences during the invasion. It explains everything from mass attacks on beaches and towns to humorous anecdotes....   [tags: Longest Day Compare Contrast Film Essays]

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The Maltese Falcon: Book Vs. Movie

- The Maltese Falcon: Book Vs. Movie      Many time in our lives, we have seen the transformation of novels into movies. Some of them are equal to the novel, few are superior, and most are inferior. Why is this. Why is it that a story that was surely to be one of the best written stories ever, could turn out to be Hollywood flops. One reason is that in many transformations, the main characters are changed, some the way they look, others the way they act. On top of this, scenes are cut out and plot is even changed....   [tags: Maltese Falcon Film Novel Compare Essays]

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My Sister's Keeper: Analysis and Comparing the Book to the Movie

- Imagine that you just had your first daughter. From the moment you lay your eyes on her you can’t help but be overrun with joy and happiness. She grows up like a normal child, curious and playful. But one day she changes, she’s no longer vibrant and full of life. You then notice what seem like bruises on her back and take her to the hospital. The doctors there observe that she has a low white blood cell count and recommend that you see an oncologist as a precautionary measure. The diagnosis you receive is one you never could have expected; she leukemia....   [tags: leukemia, designer babies]

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The Book Of Eli And Look For The Symbols Within The Movie ' Eli

-   For my reflection paper I chose to watch The Book of Eli and look for the symbols within the movie and how they correspond with symbols of religious denominations, more directly symbols that are linked with Christianity. In this paper I will look at the objects and characters within the movie and how they relate to the teachings of Christianity. Eli is the name of the main character and is seen at the beginning of the movie to be on a mission. Throughout the movie Eli walks upon several obstacles and could be seen as being tested....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Adam and Eve]

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Book vs. Movie: Which One Portrays the Theme the Best?

- ... Themes are the spine and soul of a book. Writing a book that does not teach you anything would be pointless. Even if it is a simple theme, it will always be included in a book. But in movies, they can come out warped and twisted from what the book intended it to be. It may not even be able to relate the message so it is understood fully or at all. They are limited on time. A movie cannot be four hours long or longer. They have to make cuts to keep it within a certain length. The movie based off of Inkheart by Cornelia Funke takes out many scenes that are important to the book....   [tags: plot, picture, message, purposes]

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Into the Wild: Comparing Sean Penn and Jon Krakauer

- Sean Penn and Jon Krakauer highlighted certain features of McCandless’ personality through certain relationships in Into The Wild the book and movie. Both artists highlight McCandless’ rebelliousness in the relationship between his parents and himself. On the other hand both artists took a different approach to his struggle with intimacy in his relationship to Ron Franz. Krakauer used the relationship between McCandless and his parents to emphasize his rebelliousness. Krakauer uses a letter McCandless wrote to show how he felt about his parents offer to buy him a new car and pay for law school....   [tags: Book vs Movie]

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Book vs Movie

- A movie that came out in 2002 was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This movie was based off the best-selling novel, which was written in 1997 by J.K. Rowling, called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. If you were to read this book and watch the movie you would find many differences, but the main difference between the two is that the book gives more information to the reader than the movie gives to the viewer. If someone was to watch the movie instead of reading the book, that person would not be able to have an accurate perception of the book because so many things in the book are changed in the movie or parts are left out of the movie completely....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Gullivers Travels Comparison Between Book and Movie

- Gullivers Travels Comparison Between Book and Movie It is common in today's media-driven society to reach into the past for inspiration and ideas. A trend has developed where original works are transformed into other mediums. For example: books are turned into movies and/or plays, movies are turned into weekly sitcoms, and cartoons will spawn empires (Disney). These things happen so often that an audience rarely stops to question the level of authenticity that remains after these conversions....   [tags: essays papers]

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Truman Capote's In Cold Blood: Comparison of Book and Movie

-      "In Cold Blood" is a tragic story of two men, Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward, who murder an entire family in search of money and then find themselves running from the law. While writing the book, Truman Capote used only facts to create a novel out of an actual event. He had thousands of notes on the subject, but his problem was making his book read like a novel. He accomplished this by adding dialogue and describing characters feelings. This technique is used in the film as well when flashbacks of characters childhoods are shown....   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays]

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The Singular Life of Alber Nobbs Book vs. Movie

- The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs tells the story of a 19th century woman crossing dressing in order to survive. The film version of Albert Nobbs is similar to the novella in many aspects. Albert Nobbs lives out his normal life until an encounter with Mr. Page causes her to rethink the situation. There are several instances where the movie diverts from the short story. The (AN) is told through a frame work of a man telling the story to his friend. Unlike the movie which is its own singular story....   [tags: cross-dress, friend, survival]

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Arthur Millers´ The Crucible Comparrison of the Book and Movie

- Point by Point Comparison In 1953, author Arthur Miller released his newest play, “The Crucible.” Set in Salem, Massachusetts during the 1692 Salem Witch trials, Miller’s play connects the effects of perjury in Puritan Massachusetts to Communist fearing America in the 1950s, a severe crucible for both Puritans and Americans alike. In 1996, a film version of Arthur Miller’s play was released, starring Daniel Day Lewis as John Proctor, Winona Ryder as Abigail Williams, and Joan Allen as Elizabeth Proctor....   [tags: storyline, relationship, characters]

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Comparison of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book versus Movie

- Comparison of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Vs. Movie For this paper, I chose the Roald Dahl modern fantasy book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Dahl’s books are mostly fantasy and full of imagination. They are always a little cruel, but never without humor - a thrilling mixture of the grotesque and comic. A frequent motif is that people are not what they appear to be. Dahl's works for children are usually told from the point of view of a child, and they typically involve adult villains, usually women who hate and mistreat children, and feature at least one "good" adult to counteract the villain(s)....   [tags: Roald Dahl Tim Burton Film Willy Wonka]

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The Ice Storm Book Vs. Movie C

- There are many ways to tell a story. Back before there were books there as the actual storyteller who could speak out a story. There is also acting where people physically perform a story. Books are another storytelling device that is more permanent, the words are kept and they can be reviewed again and again. Now there are movies, which provide story telling with more an emphasis on visual effects. The question is which way is the best to present a certain type of story. The Ice Storm by Rick Moody was in such a position that one could actually look at both the modern movie and the book version....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Frank Miller's 300 the Movie: From The Pages of a Comic Book to the Silver Screen

- Frank Miller’s 300 the movie is probably the few adaptations of comic books to films that has managed to stay true to the original source and the success the movie 300 made globally is a testament of such, however in every successful film there is always the downsides of it especially if the original source is a comic book and therefore there is the expectations between the comic reader audience and the cinema audience. It is true that 300, though it has captured the concept of its graphic novel, and has additional scenes that we could say is for cinematic purpose and isn’t simply ‘a rehash ‘.To a certain degree it challenges the criticism made by “French Director Alain Resnais when he state...   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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Resilience in the Face of Oppression: Character Analysis in The Book Thief and The Movie Pan's Labyrinth

- In the movie Pan's Labyrinth, Ofelia escaped the frightening and commanding presence of her stepfather though her fantasy books and her immense imagination. This theme of escape from oppression is also evidenced in the novel The Book Thief, where Max escapes his oppressive reality through writing and his friendship with Liesel. Liesel herself was able to escape the reality of the war that was around her, and the death of her brother through her love of books and reading. This may lead one to wonder whether there is some truth in these fictional tales, is it possible that books and the act of writing can help one to survive an oppressive situation psychologically, and what factors contribu...   [tags: ofelia, max, close friendship]

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