The Giver is about a young boy named Jonas who lives in a community without color, emotion, war, differences, pain, etc. There is only the community. That is until he gets his assignment where he sees and feels things that he never knew existed. One of the major script differences in the film is that we learn right away that Jonas’ community doesn’t see color. Another major script difference is that the ending in the film is different from the ending in the book. The Giver book is more powerful than the film because of its plot, characterization, and resolution. The plot of The Giver book is more powerful because it builds more suspense. In the book, the Ceremony of Twelve doesn’t happen right away so we can see how Jonas feels the days leading …show more content…
The cliffhanger ending is more powerful because we are left to wonder Jonas and Gabriel’s fate and we don’t have anything decided for us. In chapter 23 Lowry writes, “For the first time he heard something that he knew to be music. He heard people signing”(179). Since Jonas had never heard music before it makes us wonder how he knows what it is. He could be dead and be hearing music or he could be having a memory from the Giver but we don’t really know. This ending is more powerful than the ending in the movie because it creates suspense by leaving us with a cliffhanger. We don’t know what happens to Jonas and this is more powerful than a happy ending. In the movie, Jonas goes down the hill on a sled and hears music, like in the book. Then we see him stand up and walk towards the house and the movie ends just as he reaches the house. The Giver movie is less powerful than the book because of the book’s storyline, characterization, and ending. From looking at both the novel and the film, filmmakers might consider following the plot of the book better and adding more details to the
Even though The House of the Scorpion and The Giver are two books that are very different they can still have similarities. Matt Alacrán from The House of the Scorpion and Jonas from The Giver have similarities and differences. While there are more differences than similarities the similarities that these two books do have are very interesting. For example, Jonas grew up in a society where everyone knew what to do and never had to worry. Matt grew up in a place where he knew his place and had no worries.
In the end of chapter 22, it said, “He wept because he was afraid now that he could not save Gabriel, he no longer cared about himself.” (Lowry 218). This piece of evidence shows that Jonas, had he not been trying his hardest to keep Gabriel alive, would have been fine with dying due to the fact he didn’t care about his life or what happened to him. The only thing keeping him alive was his reliance on the fact that Gabe needed him which proves that he relies on Gabe just to keep surviving. In addition there were multiple other quotes proving this such as , “The Giver hugged him.
The movie captures most of the scenes that are in the book but does not catch them all. The book had more eventful scenes and scenes that “wowed” me! I love the book it really brings out real life lessons about how we should appreciate what we have in life. If the movie didn 't cut out so many films it would have been a better movie.
In a last attempt to get that real relationship that Jonas has always desired, Jonas leaves in the middle of the night so he could save gabe and himself from being alone. (CS)Jonas finds truths that cause him to break his relationships and keep one of the only true one he ever
I think these differences make the book and the movie way both interesting. I think the differences are good because it sums it all up and with hearing both the book and the movie it fills in the blank questions in your
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
One of the main themes in “The Giver” is the importance of individuality. The people in the community are not given any freedom to be individuals. They are not allowed to be different, and this creates less understanding of the world. This is why the community needs a receiver to understand these things for them.
Jonas plans to change the community by releasing memories to the community. When Jonas gets to elsewhere when he escapes the community all his memories will leave him and go to the citizens of his community. The people will be panicked. The Giver will stay in the community to calm the people and help them through it.
Some of the major differences, such as the changes in Jonas, Fiona, and Asher’s characters in the movie as well as Jonas’s escape, really separate the movie from the book. However, that is not to say that there are not plenty of similarities. The descriptions and portrayals of Jonas’s feelings about the Community, The Giver, and the structure of the Community are very similar between the two stories. While the similarities greatly outnumber the differences, some of the differences are very major and can change the story a
The Giver and other dystopian novels like Fahrenheit 451 have some similarities and differences in the story line. First, The Giver and Fahrenheit 451 both share the fact that people are being controlled on the amount of knowledge that they know. Additionally, both societies have no idea of how they came to be. On the other hand, in The Giver Jonas slowly starts to realize that something about him is changing because he can see the color red but, in Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag just wants to take a risk because of his curiosity. Second, in Fahrenheit 451, Montag is a “firefighter” except, in his society he starts the fire instead of putting them out, while in The Giver the jobs/assignments are practical for everyday life in the community.
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
What we desire, and we need has a very clear distinction. Desires may not increases the chances of survival, but what we need is it self our survival. The things we try to obtain may include,independence,rights, and most importantly freedom. Freedom is only obtained for our enjoyment but is it really what we need?
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.