~Quote of the week~

"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are."

~Mason Cooley

Monday, May 16, 2016

Reese Baughman
Mr. Coward English
5/10/2016

The Book = The Movie

The Giver book is a thrilling, thoughtfully written book about how a world could become if we are not careful. It shows the decisions made out of love, and the sacrifices you do for others, for the better of the world (or community). I think the giver movie does justice to the book because it gives you the important points, it only has slight changes, and it over all send the same message, and is in a more compact time span.
The giver book is all about the world of Jonas’s, compared to ours. The complete and total differences boggling our minds, showing us the small perks, and huge consequences. Those important fractions are shown very clearly in the book, as well as the movie. There are also certain parts of the book and the movie that are better noticed through the other, such as the impact of the pills. After Jonas stopped taking the pills, or injections, and had feelings for fiona and felt the stirrings. I personally think we better understand that concept because of the movie example.
Another reason I think that the movie does justice to the book is because the changes they made were really minor. The sign of having the gift as a birth mark, rather than eye color is not very significant to the storyline.or having his first sight of color be of the trees instead of an apple isn't that big of a difference. Also, as I said in the last paragraph, some changes benefit the movie overall.
And lastly, The movie sends the same message as the book overall. That you can’t stop bad things from happening, or protect people from themselves. People will be people, even if that means making your own mistakes and using them to learn, and teach others.That’s what we are always doing in this world, learning from our mistakes. Hopefully jonas leaving will make a change in the community, or everywhere around the world. The Book gives you the same effect. The story, the adventure, the love for the character, ex. Though I always encourage to read the book, you should also experience the movie. Also, the author helped with the movie, so this is the was the author envisioned the book.
So, in conclusion, i think the movie does justice to the book because it gives you the important points, it only has slight changes, and it over all send the same message, and is in a more compact time span. But don’t pass one up! read the book and watch the movie (but read the book first).

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