Class Differences In 'The Elegance Of The Hedgehog'

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In The Elegance of the Hedgehog, the film and the novel differ in several ways. One noticeable change in the film was not only the change of narration, but also the obsolete motivation of Renée hiding her intelligence. Not only is this change obvious, but it also affects the development of the film compared to the novel. One way it does this is that it removes the aspect of class differences in the film. The viewer still sees a few class differences such as clothing differences, and the treatment to other classes, but they’re not as noticeable. By hiding Renée’s intelligence, it shows how knowledge does not play a vast role in society (with the mindset that a higher social class can only contain so much knowledge), lacking development of the

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