Wednesday, May 4, 2016
I think that the movie adaptation of The Giver is better than the book version or the original for three reasons, it has more action, it keeps things interesting for the movies entirety, and it has more of a resolution. One reason that the movie is better than the book is the story progresses faster, in the book it is a while before the inciting incident happens leading to the rising action, which even then takes a while to get more interesting and can still be pretty slow, however in the movie, they move through it faster, getting to the inciting incident faster and rising action, and also by cutting out the unnecessary parts from the book that do not really progress the story and are sort of just filler, and keeping it interesting by changing it up like making it more futuristic and whatnot, and also keeping things moving instead of taking a while to even get to a part even sort of makes you think. My second reason on why the movie is better than the book is that it has more action in it. In the book there is hardly any action because Jonas didn't need to do anything like sliding down a long stairway on a tray because it didn't really have anything to do with the story. In the movie they had more action keeping the movie, interesting, like Jonas jumping off a cliff on a motorcycle, or having a motorcycle chase, which I think is better than a bicycle riding away from some airplanes and climbing up mountains and falling into ravines from massive heights. Finally the movie version of the giver is better than the book because it has a resolution. In the book the readers are left hanging some having no idea what just happened which can lead to them being disappointed thinking the characters died and things like that. But in the movie version you have a better idea of what happened and can tell that they want you to know what happens because you can hear Jonas narrating in the background and that obviously lets you know he doesn’t die at the end giving you a better idea of what happened at the end instead of having it end so abruptly. You know this because it shows different places instead of just Jonas after he crosses the boundary of memory, where in the book he just lost the memories the farther away he got. You can also get a vague Idea of what happens after that instead of left in the dust. All in all I think that the movie is better than the book because it has more action, it keeps things interesting throughout the whole movie, and you have an Idea of what happens at the end instead of being left hanging.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
While I was reading Jonas and Gabriel made it to elsewhere and we read part of Lois Lowry's acceptance speech for a Newberry Award. I think the reason the book ended the way it did was because she wanted readers to envision there own ending . . . . before she made the sequels of course. I wonder what happens to Jonas after that.
Monday, April 25, 2016
While I was reading Jonas left the community and took Gabriel with him as he hid from planes that were searching for him. Jonas must be very tired because where he came from he got food every day. I wonder why they didn't search for him on the ground only the air.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
While I was reading Jonas and the Giver made a plan in which Jonas is going to run away and possibly make the community a better place. If I lived in that community and heard about that plan I would think Jonas was crazy. I wonder if Jonas is going to have any trouble with his plan.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
While I was reading Jonas found out what happens when someone is released. I think Jonas was very disturbed by that because it was his "FATHER" that killed the newchild. I wonder if Jonas will spend a lot of time thinking about what happened because I don't think seeing someone die is easy to forget.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
While I was reading Jonas asked about the previous receiver and told Asher to not play the war game he was playing in the park. I think that Jonas is losing his friends more and more. I wonder if Jonas will ever find out the Giver's name.