Nightjohn Book And Movie Comparison Essay

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The “Nightjohn” book and movie had many differences. The plot and story were kind of the same. The things that were different were mostly the details in the book and movie. Here is my comparison of the “Nightjohn” book and movie. First off, here are some differences. The movie started differently than the book. The movie started by showing Sarny’s birth. The book started with Sarny describing the main characters like Waller, Mammy (Old Delie), and herself. The movie also showed Sarny’s real mom being sold and it was during the movie’s present time. In the book, it had already happened and Sarny was just saying that her real mom was sold. The movie definitely goes more in depth with Margaret, Waller’s wife. She is a main character in the movie, but in the book,…show more content…
It kind of created tension between the slaves and Waller at some points in the movie. I didn’t really like the endings of the book or the movie. The way the book ended was so anti-climactic. It made me think, “Is Sarny just going to be learning letters for the rest of her life? Is that it?” The movie ending was a little better because it was kind of sad which made the movie more interesting. At the end of the movie, Sarny was sold away to another slave owner. I just wish that after that, Nightjohn would have found Sarny and they would have done something cool like run away to the north, cause a rebellion, or something else like that. In the book, there wasn’t a lot of action. The only time there was action was when a slave ran away or got punished. It wasn’t a book that made me want to read the next chapter. It didn’t keep me on the edge of my seat. It was just boring. The movie didn’t have that much action either, but it still had more than the book did. I thought that Waller was more brutal in the book. For example, in the movie, when Waller caught Sarny looking through a book, he just slapped her. In the book, when he
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