A Raisin In The Sun Compare And Contrast

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Paulo Coelho, an author, once said, “Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere.” This is exactly what some movie producers do. When a movie is based off of a book and some parts are not needed they take out that scene. For instance, in the movie A Raisin in the Sun, they take out quite a few parts that lead to nowhere. While in the play there are many unneeded parts. The movie, A Raisin in the Sun, is better than the play because it includes more detail and background story. Many similarities between the play and movie are shown, although the differences are certainly there, in the movie the characters are more developed. Their differences in the movie let the reader appreciate the characters in the movie more than the characters in the book. The movie displays more information about Walter and Mama’s (Lena’s) jobs which adds more significance to the story. For instance, in the movie, they show Mama working in a young girl’s house and saying goodbye to her as she goes to the school bus. This makes Mama seem like she could be a nanny and a house cleaner. In addition, this displays how…show more content…
In the play, Mama is the last person to leave the apartment. While in the movie, Walter walking out last shows he is saying goodbye and now as the head of the family he has the final choice of leaving. This certainly adds more meaning to the movie rather than the book, this shows Walter has changed. Furthermore, the movie also has Walter handing Mama the plant before she leaves. This shows that Walter respects his mother’s dreams. After all, these examples prove the movie is more interesting and helps the viewer understand the characters in the movie more than the characters that are displayed in the book and how they have
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