Waqar Ahmed Instructor: Michael Joseph Dowdy UCO 1200 – The American Dream Section 141 November 6, 2013 The Great Gatsby Response 2 In the 143 minutes movie, there were several things that were totally different what I had imagined while reading the novel. Also some key scenarios were missing from the movie. While filming a novel, there are some key factors which are not supposed to be changed i.e. general appearance of the characters and the time span. In the movie, they changed both things in one way or another.
John Steinbeck has a specific type of character he depicts in his writing. George and Lennie in Of Mice and Men are a perfect example of this type of character. They are outcasts and do not live in high society which affects their ability to reach their dream. The American dream plays a key role for all the characters in Of Mice and Men; each of the characters has a specific dream;
There were a ton of similarities and difference in these parts. The plot events were fairly similar but there was some key differences between the short story and the movie. For example when Margot was locked in the closet in the story she never saw the light of the sun but in the movie she saw the light of the sun. Another difference is that in the short story they said that the sun only came out every 7 years but in the movie they said it only comes out every 9 years. Also in the story they never told us what happened after Margot was let out of the closet but in the movie they showed Margot getting let out then going
Then again in the book there was no participation of this sort throughout the novel. Therefore, this further infers how there are many various interpretations in both film and book. To even further elaborate how different it was the novel and film were in divergent point of views. The whole book was based on Orwell’s actual interpretation of the Russian Revolution. In the film it was through Jessie’s point of view, making this another contradicting thing that can be noticed between the book and
Of Mice And Men – book analysis Of mice and men is a novella written by the author John Steinbeck. It was published in 1937. I believe it about what it means to be human. John wrote a story about two friends, George and Lennie, who dreams of owning their own ranch and the obstacles that are in the way for reaching their dream. Ultimately, Lennie, the one who is mentally handicapped, makes George’s dream very difficult and Lennie is actually the biggest obstacle for achieving it.
When Dr. Smiley’s car was repaired he wanted to leave the valley but could not because he loved the valley do he built the adobe house. Dr. Smiley also worked in the railroad company like most people in the valley but, unlike other folk he was rich. He also built the house with a basement to stay in when the desert became hot. The tour starts out with the Cahuilla Indians baskets, history, and then things that the Indians used for food and to hunt food. Then we moved to the second room filled with water saving projects and what type of fruit grows best here in the valley like oranges and dates.
Of Mice and Men The book “Of Mice and Men” written by John Steinbeck is about two hard-working laborers in California working until they reach their goal of one day having their own piece of land, the two main characters stick together with each other through the strong relationship between George and his large, mentally disabled friend Lennie. I feel that almost anyone feels lonely sometimes like many of the characters in the book, like Crooks and Curley’s wife, people when they are alone want attention. The book brings out the feeling of lost hope and sadness as it was set during the time of the Great Depression, for example chapter 4 page 74 “Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets
Both the book and the movie bring themes of both acceptance and self doubt. Lacie from Black Mirror wants to be just like everyone that is a 4 point and up, and Bernard from A Brave New World wants to be like everyone else because he is afraid of being true to himself. The book and the movie both critique our intimate lives, and they make you think about your true character and values. It makes you wonder if you only care about what people think, or what’s best for you, whatever that may be. The book and the movie give us examples of characters that live to impress others.
Big Brothers dictatorship made people think that this type of change is good and there should only be one type of person to hate, the ones part of The Brotherhood. In the back of Winstons head he knew that there was something completely wrong with the way things worked in the world around him, but since being a different individual is frowned upon he could not let it show. His rebellious thoughts and ideas turn into words and from words rose actions. Through out the novel Orwell’s understandings about totalitarianism and democratic socialism are shown. Although novels and books are great, I love short stories as well.
Do not start at the wrong foot by assigning actors who do not suit the characters’ attributes described in the book versions. The characters’ attributes include physical features, traits, and habits. Actors need to be able to portray how the characters are pictured in the books. A good example of characters portrayal is Stephen Hawking by Eddie Redmayne in the movie The Theory of Everything. Redmayne plays the character of Stephen Hawking very well.
The movie lacked in explanation. In the part of the movie where Aaron and Brandt die when they crashed in their van, you would have no idea who they were unless you read the book because they were not even mentioned before in the movie. And they didn 't explain what a Soul is or why Wanderer is important. In the book, it was explained what Souls were and how Wanderer is superior to most Souls. There was also the part in the book when Wanderer thought “Did it matter that he was beautiful, that I loved him, when he was going to kill me?” (page 132).
In Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the protagonists, George and Lennie have an ambitious dream that leads them through ups and downs. Of Mice and Men was written from inspiration from a poem by Robert Burns named “To a Mouse” which was about how the best dreams often go wrong. Throughout his novella, Steinbeck attempts to tell readers that the American Dream is impossible to achieve and it is not worth setting their mind solely to that dream, as other people will discourage them and it will fall apart. Throughout the novella, George and Lennie encounter many people who tell them that they should give up on their dreams as they are impossible to achieve. When Lennie and Candy are talking to Crooks in his room Crooks says, “‘I seen hundreds
This book was based on newspaper articles he had written in San Francisco about migrant agricultural workers. (Burkhead) The book follows the Joad family out to California from Oklahoma where they are kicked off of their land and forced to head west to look for work. Promised a better life and working wages, the Joad family is surprised to find that the ranches of California are not what they had hoped for. In The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck uses the Californian landscape as the backdrop for his need to inspire readers to take action against the great injustices created out of America’s depression era droughts. (Burkhead) Although the book was controversial it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1939.