Giver book vs movie
I believe that the movie was better than the book because it makes the book more better. It emphasizes what the original look for the giver was. For example in the movie it is mostly about Jonas vs Chief elder, but in the book it is Jonas vs the community.
I like how in the movie Jonas has a birthmark on his arm so the giver just grabs his arms and transmits the memories. But in the book it's different Jonas has to lay down and then the giver transmits the memories. I feel it is better when I can visually see what is going on so I could follow better in the story. But in the book I actually have to picture everything and If i miss a detail I'm completely lost.
Also in the book Jonas is twelve years old. And I'm the movie he is sixteen. I guess the movie made the right choice making him sixteen because wouldn't it just be weird for a twelve year old boy to have the “stirrings.” I guess it's the right thing to make it age appropriate. Cause wouldn't it be also harsh to have all the memories done to a kid who never felt pain, love, happiness. But a sixteen year old boy would be better because first in the movie it is more realistic. They are finally starting there job at a normal age sixteen. Not twelve. So I guess also the age differences matter too.
And the fact the story is told in first person in the movie. Makes it so much better because we are getting the story told from the person who is having a difficult time. Jonas is going through a lot during his life in the movie and story. He starts seeing color and starts feeling more different from other people. He has no idea why. I think that when the story is told in first person it makes you want to know more. LIke the outsiders I loved that book because Ponyboy told the story in first person and it made me want to know more, about the person and the others around him or her. It just draws the person's attention who is watching the movie or reading a book. I honestly prefer books, but in this case the movie was fantastic.
I mean the book was great but it didn’t told as much as I wanted it to. It had a lot of good description and it helps you to visualize what is going on. It did have some action but not as much. It didn’t make me want to go there except some of the memories where I could feel like I was there with him. Through the pain and happiness even the laughter as well as the love. But the movie showed it and told it in a way that would help you to feel like you were there with him or even felt like if you were in his shoes. Stuff like if I was there I would of done something different. That’s why I believe the movie was better than the book at telling the story.