After reading both epics, “Beowulf” and the Hunger Games, the similarities and differences between the two become known. Both stories are written for entertainment purposes and to show people about the time the epics are written and their respective cultures. Many people read epics, whether older or more modern day, and don’t even know that they are reading one. This is because most people do not know the definition of an epic or that most Contemporary American books and movies are epics. Although from different time periods, both Beowulf, from the epic poem “Beowulf”, and Katniss Everdeen, from the Hunger Games trilogy, share epic hero characteristics and represent their respective cultures.
You have lost all hope. You feel like there is no way you are getting back up, and you wish you didn’t have to suffer anymore. Would you get up and try again or accept your fate? For Katniss in the dystopian novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, she had lost everything, but got back up every time to keep her family safe. For Tris in the dystopian novel Insurgent by Veronica Roth, she gave up entirely and wished she was dead, but in both of these stories, the authors used the mood of the reader and the protagonists’ actions to show that you shouldn’t let negative emotions control you.
I always love to read books and watch their movies, because I get to witness the differences that take place. I prefer the books because they have more detail and really let you decide how the characters look and act. Lots of times, the stories are different than the film versions. The short story, “Most Dangerous Game”, is a very good example of this. The film and the movie have lots of things in common, but this paper is about the complete opposite. The exposition has the first significant difference hidden inside and is just waiting for us to reveal it. By comparing and contrasting the elements of plot in the text and film iterations of “The Most Dangerous Game,” the reader will discover which is the most effective representation.
Throughout a child 's life, sooner or later they get thrown into the teenage experience which starts their transition from childhood to adulthood. In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the main character Holden Caulfield is stuck in his childhood and does not want to grow up. He is a very complex character and has an odd way of dealing with his emotions; he doesn 't. When Holden is faced with a problem, instead of facing it and slowly working his way through it, he tries to get rid of it entirely. He does not want to be thrown into the real world and will do anything to not be put in those “adult like situations”. I believe that Holden’s issues arose about the time when his younger brother Allie passed away due to leukemia when he was only eleven. Holden has the choice to either act like an adult or play like a child when he comes across a problem. But not surprisingly, he can’t choose which path to follow, so he stays stuck in the middle. This middle grey area of transitioning from childhood to adulthood for Holden is what is causing his problems and what is making his choices and decisions a lot harder.
Both Fahrenheit 451 and Hunger Games show characteristics of Dystopian in their stories. Dystopian is a futuristic, imagined universe where societal control and the illusion of a perfect society have disrupted. It basically shows how the society went from being perfect to completely changing into something different. Fahrenheit 451 and Hunger Games show that; information, independent thought, & freedom are restricted; a figurehead or concept is worshipped by the citizens of the society; and citizens are perceived under constant surveillance.
Books and movies are two completely different mediums in which audiences can enjoy a story. They seem different when one thinks about it, and it is true. Numerous points come to mind when we contrast a volume and its featured motion picture. However, both have several similarities than neutralize the differences. Take The Outsiders for instance, a novel by author S.E. Hinton in 1967 that was turned into a film in 1983.
Some of the best movies are based on books. One movie based on a book is The Hunger Games. While the movie is entertaining, it is very different from the book. “Ask any reader who has seen the movie version of a favorite novel, and the answer will usually be, "The book was better." That 's because readers of a novel have already made their own perfect movie version” (Corliss et al., 2005). It would appear that Corliss is correct because many people who have read The Hunger Games book would say that it is better than the movie. Although the Hunger Games movie is entertaining, it is very different from the book. There are details left out of the movie that were in the book, the movie doesn 't demonstrate the ongoing theme of hunger as well as the book does, and the the movie does a better job with
There are many movies and books that have tons of similarities and differences. I choosed A Series of Unfortunate Events, because of the nail biting moments that are in the book and movie. Plus,and you just want to know what happened. They both have many differences, but not many similarities. Some of the differences are very big changes and might make you like the other one more.
Thomas S. Hibbs’ expository essay “Memento Harry” (2011) examines the recurring notion of memento mori in Rowling’s Harry Potter. Hibbs affirms that the Harry Potter series is a tribute to memento mori, “the virtuous cultivation of the memory of death.” Hibbs utilizes parallelism by presenting that the awareness of mortality is the assertion of “life over death, love over hate, and community over isolation,” incorporates logos by analyzing that “remembering and preparing for death are central virtues”, and relates Harry Potter to The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe in order to demonstrate that death is only conquered through selflessness. Hibbs perspective on the concept of memento mori is certainly penetrating and he persuasively
It is quite common for award winning books to be transformed into a movie. Readers are sparked with excitement, only to be disappointed by the results. They do not find themselves being able to have the same experience the felt whilst reading the text. They are let down and not satisfied by what the movie produced for them. There are also times when people assume that these films will always be identical to its book version so they refrain from actually reading the book. However, this is often not true. Looking at author John Ball’s “In the Heat of The Night” , readers can easily see the distinct differences between the book and its movie version. Certain components regarding the plot and its characters were missing
The written word and the moving image have always had their entwining roots deeply entrenched in similar narrative codes, both functioning at the level of implication, connotation and referentiality. But ever since the advent of cinema, they have been pitted against each other over formal and cultural peculiarities – hence engaging in a relationship deemed “overtly compatible, secretly hostile” (Bluestone 2). This sense of hostility springs forth from the misconstrued view of literature being the superior art form among the two, extending to the apparent artistic inferiority of cinematic adaptations, which seemingly “betrays” its source material. But the idea of cinema as a potent and dynamic art
In both Mockingjay and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Collins and Rowling show how distressing memories reduce a person to a lesser version of themselves. In Mockingjay, Katniss finds it difficult to find her strength again due to the painful memories she has from her experience in the Hunger Games. Before Katniss acquiring most of her distressing memories, she was a strong, independent girl who was focused on surviving and protecting the people that she loves at all costs. The painful memories affect her so strongly that it even restricts her from doing normal activities such as riding the elevator in District 13. In one instance, she insists that her and Gale takes multiple flights of stairs, thinking to herself, “We could take
"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Severus Snape vs. Gilderoy Lockhart in the Dueling Club Scene.”
Joseph Campbell once said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself”. Beowulf is a hero who helped Hrothgar and Hrothgar’s towns people by defeating Grendel and Grendel’s mother. Harry Potter is a hero when he protects his friends and Hogwarts. Beowulf and Harry Potter have similarities and differences so their values teach the reader about society.
When one watches a movie, the experience is not life changing no matter how thrilling the experience was. It is not engraved into the brain as it is only a temporary adrenaline rush. When watching a movie, one feels as though one is watching the story from outside and not truly experiencing it through the main character. In addition, movies are often two hours long. If a movie was based on a book, which it often is, there would not be enough time to include minor details. Movies don’t have a complex storyline as movies shorten the story down to a simple plot with slight similarities to the book it is based off of. Most of the time, the script does not do the story justice. Movies are limited as it relies on visual stimulation and having to tell a story primarily through dialogue. It is tough for filmmakers to depict the inner conflicts of a character’s mind thus making it very shallow and lacking in depth. Furthermore, movies are visual and auditory. Whilst watching a movie, one