Character Analysis: Alabama Moon

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Alabama Moon is about a boy named Moon Blake (dubbed Alabama Moon by the general public), a recently orphaned boy. For his whole life, he and his father have lived together in the forest, away from the government. Now he's ten years old, with only what his father taught him and told him to do: 1. How to survive in the wilderness without having to rely on others, 2. Run away from the law (for him, the other way of saying “government”), 3. Go to Alaska. Moon tries to follow his father's instructions to avoid the law and go north, but it's awfully hard. Only one day after his death, Moon has people coming after him. He gets caught, and is sent to a boy's home. Moon escapes with his new friends, Hal and Kit, and go immediately to the forest. There, things fall apart: Hal leaves to go to his father, Kit gets sick and has to go to the hospital, and Constable Sanders, a person absolutely dedicated to capturing Moon, is after him. A lawyer named Mr. Wellington offers to help him, and they together clear false accusations made by Sanders. But, Kit had been dangerously ill during his stay in the hospital, and he dies. Moon is visibly affected by his death, because Kit was Moon's best friend. After the “war” between Moon and Sanders, Moon finds out that he has an uncle who is willing to adopt him. Moon goes with him, and is introduced to his new family …show more content…

Yes, the basics of the plot are similar, but in the movie, there are changed details, mainly like missing scenes in the movie that the book originally had, or simplified events. In the movie, there was an additional girl character that was not in the book. The house Moon eventually came to at the end of the story was supposed to be a brick house. Some of the things the characters in the movie said were a bit different from what was said in the book. Things like that. And, details were added and deleted in the transition from the book to movie

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