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To Kill a Mockingbird: The Book vs. The Movie Essay

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There are many differences between the book; To Kill a Mockingbird and the movie. Some differences are easy to spot and some aren’t. Many things that are in the book aren’t in the movie. Many of these things you don’t need, but are crucial to the plot of the book. Movies and books have differences and similarities, but many things in books MUST be included in the movie.
In the beginning of the movie, it opens up with Scout singing and drawing/coloring. The first thing I noticed was the way the audience meets Dill in the book and the movie. In the book, we meet Dill relatively late and in the movie we meet him almost as soon as the movie starts. Dill is a key character and we don’t get to see that as much as I intended too. A few…show more content…

I believe this is something needed, to show that Jem throughout the book has grown up and matured a lot. In the beginning of the book, he is very ignorant and near the end he is a smart young man who has grown up not only physically, but mentally. I indeed love the idea of Dill daring Jem to do something he truly is scared of.
With the talk of the Radley’s, this is an example of an event that would not be crucial to the storyline, but it would make things closer to the same as the book. This example is of Boo’s “crime” to get him locked up in the house. His crime in the book is him and friends locking up a police officer in an outhouse and disturbing the peace in the middle of the night. The punishment also isn’t an Asylum either; it is a school who Author thinks is a punishment to go to. In the movie, he is charged for stabbing his father with a pair of scissors and not doing anything about it, so Author locked him up in the basement as a punishment. Boo was never seen again.
In the book, Scout finds a series of items in a tree right outside the Radley house. The first item Scout finds is a piece of chewing gum. Then a list of a few more items before Author covers the whole with cement. In the movie, Author covers the whole too early, before Scout and Jem find the rest of the items. Also in the movie, they don’t find gum; they find two small little statues. This is another thing that

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Comparsen Between The Book And Movie Cujo Essay example

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Watching the movie is so much more interesting, and it grabs your

imagination by the hand. There are not that many things that are different in the

movie. In fact the movie describes what?s going on a little better than the book.

Basically the book seems like an out line of the whole story and the book gets

into details a little more.
     
     In the beginning of the book it talks about Tad going to bed and how

he?s a little nervous because he thinks there is a monster under his bed. His

father tucks him into bed and says good night. About 10 minutes later Tad

wakes up screaming his head off saying he sees a monster in his closet. The

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Tad plays with Cujo for the first time. I

mean there are only small little things that are different in the book and movie.

Like when Tad wakes up the next morning there are couches and books in front

of his closet door (in the movie). Another comparison would be when Vic?s

wife cheats on him with Steve Kemp. Book talks about Steven a little, doesn?t?

really get into detail. It doesn?t talk about what he looks like or what attracts

her to him. The only really big change that is really noticeable would be when

Cujo attacks Vic?s wife and his son Tad, while they are still stuck in the car.

The book talks about how Cujo does run into the car and how he transfers

rabies into the mother but what it doesn?t talk about is how violent Cujo is. He

was going nuts trying to get into the car. He would run so hard into the car it

would knock him out, he?d get right back up again and run straight for the car.

Being a mother and watching our child die is hard enough but knowing that

your going to die of rabies is even harder. After she barely cracks the car door

open, Cujo frantically jumps in the car on top of her biting and tearing up her

leg. The only thing she could do is bang Cujo over the head with her thermos.

That?s the biggest difference between the book and movie.

     Reading books isn?t the greatest thing in the world for me, but when

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