Similarities And Differences In Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds'

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How long do you think you would survive a bird apocalypse? A month? A week? A day? The main characters in both versions of The Birds face this problem. “The Birds,” the short story is written by Daphne du Maurier, and the movie is directed by Alfred Hitchcock. There are many similarities and differences between “The Birds” the short story and The Birds the movie.
There are many examples of similarities in The Birds, the short story and the movie. Like most movies that are based on books, the movie is mostly different. The similarities of the book and the movie, are small, but are still worth mentioning. The main plot of the story is the same. The birds attack without warning, and the neighbors deaths in both versions show how effective the birds are at killing their targets. Another similarity is the use of boarding up doors and windows to repel the attack. Both endings were different from one another, they both still leave you with a single question; What happens to them? We may never know.
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The setting in the short story is in a village just off of London, England, and is set around 1945. The film setting is located in Bodega Bay just off of San Francisco, and it is set around the 1960s. The gender roles in the main characters are definitely different in the two versions. The short story's main characters are a family: a husband Nat, wife, and two children Johnny and Jill. The movie’s characters are a woman named Melanie Daniels, a man named Mitch Brenner, and the man's mother and younger sister Cathy. In both the movie and short story, the antagonists are the birds. Even though there is no reason for why they are attacking, suspicions are raised when in the movie, a woman accuses Melanie of bringing the "evil" birds. An entirely different reason in Du Maurier's short story is that the birds seem to attack when the tide comes
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