Imagine living in a world with no freedom, choice, individuality, and color. Would you want to live in a world like this? Most of you would have said no, but a boy named Jonas has no choice, but to adhere to his community’s rules. In the book and the movie, “The Giver”, by Louis Lowery, Jonas finds it difficult to accept his community’s way of life. However, after he becomes the receiver of memory, he challenges the community after discovering what the world used to be like before sameness. In order to truly know what the movie or the novel did well or awful on, we must first consider the following criteria, characters, plot, and the setting. We shall first compare and contrast the plot of both the novel and the movie. In the movie Jonas …show more content…
In the book, the story takes place in what could be near present day. However, in the movie the community is extremely sophisticated with their technology, that it makes the novel seem like it's taking place in a completely different century. To get the purpose of the book across, the filmmakers didn’t have to advance the community, therefore I believe the book has a superior setting. One similarity is, the book and movie had a similar interpretation for elsewhere. Each of the descriptions is bare wilderness, without civilization for miles. By means of suffering, the book’s description of elsewhere seemed harsher due to Jonas’s lack of a motorcycle and he has limited supplies. In conclusion, the novel and the movie both did a great job in communicating the main story of The Giver. However, I feel that the movie did better in terms of plot and characterization. On the other hand, the book had a better setting. Based on my criteria, I come to the conclusion that the movie version of The Giver is superior to the book in these two ways. The main reason I believe the movie is better than the book is because it made me feel more in the perspective of Jonas, instead of a bystander. Without freedom, choice ,color , or individuality, life just would be meaningless and
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Since Thomas is a lot more passive in the novel his stories are more easily understood. The biggest similarity in the book had to be the plot line where Victor's father dies in Arizona and he needed the help of Thomas to pick up his ashes. The difference is how they traveled to Arizona, in the film it was by bus in the novel it was by plane. Another difference in the amount of money Victor was given in the film he says his mother gave him fourth dollars in the novel he was given one hundred by the tribe. All in all the largest difference would be the origination
The Giver and The Maze Runner share some similarities and differences. They both are dystopian societies and are set in the future. But in the Giver, people aren’t trapped in their world; they can get out if they wanted to. In the Maze Runner, people are trapped without consent and it is only through immense hard work, they can get out into the real
The Differences The novel The Natural by Bernard Malamud displays a tragic story about a man with many flaws show extraordinary skills in baseball, with a depressing ending of disgrace. The movie, however, displays the story of a respectable guy dealing with a few unlucky happenings while also showing his natural talent in the sport of baseball. The movie and the book have some big differences include Iris, who she is and her relation with Roy, Roy’s aspects, and the ending. The two works have clear differences that arguably change the story totally.
Many movies have been made on books, but they are not always alike. As readers become more aware of what is happening in the book, they start to understand the general idea of the book. The book, The Giver, written by Lois Lowery and the movie, The Giver, produced by Nikki Silver have few similarities compared to their vast differences. The differences are especially evident in Jonas, Fiona, and Asher throughout the book and the movie. Instead of Jonas and The Giver’s light eyes indicating that they can see beyond and hear beyond, the small birth mark on the wrist indicates that Jonas and The Giver have that ability.
One similarity is, the main characters are both trying to change something from their city or their community. In The Giver, Jonas is trying to reach the boundary of memory to replenish people with memories of both happy and very devastating things. The situation that pushes him to do this is when he sees his father release a baby to elsewhere, which, in
In ¨The Giver¨ Jonas, save´s Gabe from the community and leaves with Gabe. In The Giver Jonas tried to give his friends the memory of color but In the book Jonas tries with Asher and In the movie Jonas tries with Fiona. When Jonas Is with the Giver and he learns about release his father kills the child in both book and movie. Near the end of the movie Jonas decides to make a plan all though in the book he does It with the Giver and In the movie Jonas makes the plan on his own. In the Giver, I think the main similarity was that Jonas received all of the same memories from the Giver.
Firstly, in my opinion I think it has more details than the movie. The book has the same characters but in the book there is three sisters. The book had details that felt so real. It described everything, the setting and the mood.
In the movie Nightjohn directed by Charles Burnett their were many differences than the book Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen. The differences are minimal and sometimes would not even be noticed. Most movies would be very boring if they would be the same as the book. In the book all the characters are different than they are in the movie. One character is Mrs.Waller the wife of Clel Waller.
I enjoyed the movie better than the book. It included just the right amount of action scenes, description words, and details from the story. The story was amazing but I like seeing things more than reading them. I usually like the movies better than the book.
There are many similarities between the movie and book versions of The Giver. One of the biggest similarities is how Jonas’s view of the Community changes throughout the plot. In the book, as Jonas receives memories about the past, he begins to hate the Community and his life in it. He tries to share memories with his friends and family and wants things to change. Likewise, in the movie, Jonas acts similarly.
The most important assignment in the community. He must receive memories from the current receiver. The chief elder made the decision to make only one person bear the burden of the memories. Everyone thinks the community is perfect, a utopia, but Jonas sees all the flaws .Jonas changes throughout The Giver and as a result, tries to change the community.
Would you give up love and true happiness for a life without pain? In the dystopian novel The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, strong emotion is sacrificed for a peaceful environment. The depicted community at first appears to be a utopia, where hate and discrimination are abolished, but the emotionless society is quickly revealed to be dystopian as the story continues. They live in a world of sameness; there is no hunger, suffering, or war, but also no color, diversity, or sensuality. The protagonist, a twelve-year-old boy named Jonas, uncovers the truth about his community when he is assigned to be the Receiver of Memory, and acquires the memories from the past from an elder called the Giver.
There are details left out of the movie that were in the book, the movie doesn 't demonstrate the ongoing theme of hunger as well as the book does, and the the movie does a better job with