A book is an extension of your imagination everything you see while reading is completely unique to anyone else which is why books are so appealing to people. A movie however is a visual representation of someone else (primarily the director's) vision of the book. There's a distinct difference between the two when a book is being made into a movie you lose in the process your will to make it appear visually however you want. The current comparison is between the 1974 film of The Great Gatsby and the book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Some movies are better than others when it comes to portraying the book in the same light as it was written and this movie does a good job of making the book come to life except three keys important details.
She lies, uses strong persuasion and then she gets power and money. Towards the end of the novel, The Crucible, Abigail Williams ran away with another girl and was not heard of again. Her lies work so well from the beginning, but spiraled out of control, if she came clean at the start it would have been so simple. The novel relates to today's society because both societies, now and then, have corruption in the government and the greed for power. Although the occurrence which took place in Salem could not happen now it relates to other problems we face, such as convicting or killing someone without evidence.
Selective amnesia: a type of amnesia in which the victim loses part of his/her memory. Such is the fate of the main character of We Were Liars, Cadence, after she gets involved in a mysterious accident. This book is a fiction novel written by E. Lockhart about a seemingly perfect, rich family, and how they messed up. The book is full of unknown and foreshadowing. As the title suggests, the main characters tend to not summarize some events truthfully, With the given information, it’s difficult to believe everything that Cadence has told us.
Ashwini Patel The Great Gatsby Synthesis Essay When novels are being translated into movies, the meaning can often get lost in translation. The depth that the novel has to it can often be lost in the movie. The movies are translated by directors and producers for the entertainment of the public, but a book is all the author’s creativity put onto paper. Baz Luhrmann’s film, The Great Gatsby, would have been a great film on its own, but it was not a successful adaptation of the novel causing the true meaning to be lost in all the film and music. The novel was a story that took place in the 1920s, so jazz would have been the obvious music choice.
While actors and costumes add other elements in both cases, the budgets for both projects are often vastly different. Language was also another element that Miller had to adjust from both projects. If you look in the text, the language used is far more relevant to that of the time period. The screenplay however, uses a similar form of this historical speech. Though, the text was written in the language patterns of the late 1700’s, when compared to the more modern Americanized version is lessened by Miller who states, “The Problem was not to imitate the archaic speech but to try to create a new echo of it which would flow freely off American actor’s tongues,” an important field to maintain when writing dialogue for
Witch hunts, most don’t give much thought on the subject that is surrounded by controversy. The word itself it brings bad omens, known more specifically as the witch hunts they attempt to find and punish people who hold opinions that are thought to be unacceptable or dangerous to society. In Arthur Miller 's, The Crucible, he informed America about the misinformation of the witch hunt trials. His intent was to guide us through events that occurred in the Puritan times during the 1600s witch trials that had taken place in Salem, Massachusetts. In the play he wrote about the lives of a church minster by the name of Reverend Samuels, his niece Abigail, and daughter Elizabeth who were acting differently.
Mary was afraid of Abigail Williams and didn’t tell the truth fearing that Abigail would hurt her. While, she developed as a character and made better choices for herself. Acts 3 and 4 she attempted to help John try to accuse Abigail Williams of lying about witchcraft in the court. “I-I promise you, Mr.Danforth, I only thought I saw them but I did not’.”(Miller 100). At that point in time Mary Warren and John Proctor both tried to prove Abigail Williams and the other girls of faking it until, act 4 when she backstabbed John Proctor and made her own claim that John Proctor was satan.”You’re the devil’s man.” (Miller 110).
It is often believed that pictures speak louder than words. However, when comparing a book to a movie, this quote is totally not applicable. The purpose of creating a movie from a book is mainly to bring the characters to life and make the story more relatable. Fantasies, especially, are unrealistic and hence a movie makes the fantasy come to life. The Princess Bride was originally a book which was then filmed as a movie to recreate the story.
This essay proves the development of the theme truth versus lies in the crucible by stating three major events in the play where truth versus lies depends on what the results are. It’s crazy that all it takes is two girls lying about witchcraft and several innocent people lose their lives. This theme stands out today because if you lie in court you are punished, but if you tell the truth you are not punished as heavily. Things back then are extremely different than how things are in the world
“Now look you… I will come to you in the black of some terrible night… bring a reckoning that will shudder you… I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down”. In order to save herself she did extreme things; she made people fear of her, that way people would obey. In act II, she accused Elizabeth Proctor of witchery; she said that Elizabeth used poppets to damage her. Abagail Williams had a horrible obsession with John Proctor; she invented false testimonies in order to keep away Elizabeth form John. The fact is that because her name was pure in Salem, almost everybody trusted her.
In both, the book and the movie of Their Eyes Were Watching God there are many differences. Whether it’s a scene that is left out or just a line. The book was a higher level in contributing to the Harlem Renaissance than the movie. Also, the movie does not include the scene where Janie’s comes of age. The movie also leaves out the racism of Mrs. Turner, who praises Janie 's Caucasian feature and despices Tea Cake 's dark skin.