One thing the director did that really stood out to me was where he set the theme. Along the journey McCandless goes to a handful of places. Instead of filming in one place, the director traveled all over the US and filmed everywhere McCandless went. My favorite thing that the director changed was how he added captions. The director also divided the movie into chapters.
I found I could relate to what the author was saying about being a teenager and many of the studies and information she gives were interesting and I found myself saying oh that’s true, teenagers do, do that. Also the fact that I am comparing fiction to non-fiction was a plus because it would make this project much simpler. I was also surprised to find so many similarities between the movie and book. Some of the things Rosalind Wiseman writes are used word for word in the movie. And the only key difference I could find was that as I mentioned before, the book is non-fiction while the movie is fiction.
In the book, George cared for Lennie and was always there for him. He would comfort Lennie and gave him a shoulder to cry on. In the movie, their friendship wasn’t as great as it was in the book. George was very annoyed of Lennie and hated him being around. He believed his life would have been better if Lennie never existed or never met each other because George believes Lennie holds him
Due to the popularity of the first book, Butters proceeded to write a sequel to the story, The Poop That Took a Pee. However, as Butters does not have the sort of extensive and vulgar vocabulary as the boys, the vulgarities in his book are limited to repetitive references to 'poop' and 'pee'. Although this story was not as vulgar as the one written by the boys, readers claimed that the book had deep meanings and that Butters had "gone to his roots", causing the book to be another success. At least until the book caused a man to murder the Kardashians (a show Butters himself loved), similar to how The Catcher in the Rye supposedly caused a man to kill John Lennon. The murder of the Kardashians caused the public to turn their back on Butters as he was the book's writer and therefore he shares responsibility, thus ruining his status as an
After Lennie was shot the guys show up and Curly and Carlson congratulate him, but in the movie it just ends right after George shoots Lennie. There were many differences between all the characters described in this story. The book displayed the relationship between George and Curley to be full of hatred. During the movie there was not much hatred displayed in the relationship between George and Curley, it just seemed like they did not get along very well but no hatred. Lennie was described as a huge monster in the book, so the thought was that he was completely out of the ordinary, but when I watched the movie Lennie was just big but he was not out of the ordinary.
How Beah develops his written characters allows the reader to see clear images of the changes that they have gone through via the war experience. Once a innocent boy who enjoyed life by playing games and listening to music but, when the war happened he had to eliminate his innocence and shift his views in order to survive. These kinds of situations of war led him from innocence to a reality shift and an experience of war where he is a completely a different person. For example he goes from "Often, my shadow would scare me and cause me to run for miles. Everything felt awkwardly brutal.
Rabbit enjoys the sexual experience because it is what makes him feel closest to that person. In a sense, sex for Rabbit, is a drug, and having kicked the habit of cigarettes early in the novel only intensifies his cravings for it. It seems even, at times, that sex might be what he is actually running to and because of his disintegrating relationship with Janice, he must find that feeling of comfort that he needs with someone else. Eventually, after he finds his way home, he is hit with the truth that his wife Janice has killed their newborn baby in a drunken stupor. This only pushes Rabbit away from his old life more, and when he goes off on Janice for killing the baby he is practically pulled to run by his embarrassment.
Victor could be looked at as the real monster in the novel because of his heartlessness. He spent two years creating this creature that he ends up not liking or loving. Even his devotion is deceiving because, he worked so hard on this creation; reading the novel one would think that he would take care of him like a son”….the beauty of the dream vanished and breathless horror and disgust filled my heat-Victor”( pg42Ch5). Is it possible to reject and call your own son, family or friend disgusting? That was the heatless & monstrous heart of Victor.