What Information is Necessary? Mya Maldini In the book the Paper Towns by John Green there are many noticeable differences compared to the movie. This includes special characters and locations. As the audience, I believe to create a successful film, that it is important to include as much detail that was in the novel, but in a summarized fashion. John Green did a good job at getting most of the important details into the movie, but as a reader there are a couple parts that may stand out.
The Dark Side of Hollywood “Crazy Sunday” by F. Scott Fitzgerald was published in 1932. Fitzgerald is most known for his novels, in particular his novel The Great Gatsby. He is most known for his use of a lot of symbolism, his incorporation of events of his own life, and his common themes such as a poor boy falls in love with a rich girl and the American Dream. The autobiographical part of “Crazy Sunday” is how he moved to Hollywood, did some screenwriting, and once went to a big Hollywood party where he made fun of a movie producer. Fitzgerald mostly writes about the 1920’s and the Jazz Age.
Sometimes the right thing to is the hardest thing to do, but it will result in a positive outcome. This is a key theme of the book, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Gary Sinise’s film version of this novel effectively conveys this theme throughout the entire story. This is shown throughout the book and film from events such as Lennie’s fight with Curley, Crooks’s conversation with Lennie, and from George eventually shooting Lennie at the end. Lennie’s fight with Curley in Chapter 3 is an event that supports the idea that it is the right thing to do.
You can clearly see things in his films Edward Scissor Hands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice and Wonderland, that these outsiders are scared of change. He uses cinematic techniques such as close up camera movements to show emotion and to display facial expressions of the characters, using non- diegetic sound to make the films seem like everything isn’t as it seems, and lastly, he uses flashback and lighting to establish mood. In many of Tim Burton’s films, he uses close-up shots to display facial expressions of the characters. He mostly used close-up shots in his personal film,
The significance and role of minor characters in ‘Of Mice and Men’ ‘Of Mice and Men’ is a short novel written by John Steinbeck. It is published in 1937, when the American society was still recovering from the Great Depression and the American Dream had been broken. The American Dream is all about the hope of a better life through hard work with few barriers. Through the minor characters, Steinbeck foreshadows the unevitable tragic ending of the book, and depicts the fall of the American Dream, with widespread discrimination, a lack of hope and low social mobility in the post-depression American society. First, the minor characters are used to foreshadow the events of the story.
In his novella Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck explores camaraderie between two farmhands during the Great Depression in the United States. The novella’s main characters, George Milton and Lennie Small, share a symbiotic relationship that provides each man companionship and strength. As Brian Leahy Doyle explores in his analysis on this subject, Lennie and George’s relationship “is rooted in a life-sustaining symbiosis, and each partner takes on many different roles: George is the mind, the parent, and the controller; Lennie is the body, the child, and the controlled” (Leahy Doyle 84). Lennie’s dependence on George is vital, as it is implied in the novella that Lennie has an intellectual disability and relies on George for survival. On the other hand, George relies on Lennie for his physical size, as well as for a sense of purpose in an otherwise hopeless situation.
“Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck takes place in California, during the Great Depression. Within this setting, key themes are introduced at the very beginning of the novella, namely the American Dream and status. These themes are introduced via symbolisms in the first two major locations, which are the Salinas Valley and the bunkhouse. The theme of the American Dream is raised at the very start of the book, where the novella is introduced with the panning landscape of the Salinas Valley before closing in on George and Lennie. On one side of the Salinas River, there is “golden foothill slopes curving up to the strong and rocky Galiban Mountains”, where in contrast, the other side is covered in debris.
In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, he writes about how two migrant ranch partners, George and Lennie, endure many challenges by describing how they work together to fulfill a planned dream. The dream gets cut short through a tragic event that leaves everyone asking why. Steinbeck wants his readers to understand the challenges George faced taking care of Lennie after his Aunt Clara dies. Good friends watch out for others, but great friends stick up for others. George and Lennie faced fear, found safety in each other, had a great friendship, and faced reality together throughout Steinbeck’s novella.
Does power affect your relationships? If so, is it healthy? In the realistic fiction novella Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck writes about about itinerant workers in the Great Depression in the Salinas Valley in California. There are relationships in the novella that reflect the theme power, and he writes how power plays a role in these relationships. The theme power, shown in competence, gender, and race, affects relationships.
Their dream crushed and gone forever for Lennie was a part of it. Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men” teaches us many valuable themes and lessons. Themes such as optimism, friendship, the American dream, racial discrimination, and innocence. George teaches us about friendship and optimism, Lennie represents innocence, Crooks shows us racial discrimination, and all together they make the American dream. In the end of the book everything didn’t turn out as planned and the outcome