Book Vs. Movie Essay

751 words - 4 pages

Have you ever read a book and then watched the movie and saw many differences? Well you can also find lots of similarities. In the book “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the movie “Tom and Huck” there are many similarities and differences having to do with the characters personalities, the setting, the characters relationships with one another and the events that take place.
To begin, there are many similarities and differences in the characters personalities. One similarity would be Aunt polly not having the hear Tom when he was being naughty in both the book and the movie. Another similarity would be Huck and Tom always acting michiviouse they’re always going on adventures and causing trouble for adults. One difference would be Huck in the movie seemed a little self centered, he seemed that way because when he had the chance to help Muff he didn’t want to because he was scared he would be killed by Injun Joe. Another difference would be Muff seemed more caring in the ...view middle of the document...

A difference is in the movie the towns name was St.Petersburg and in the book the towns name was Hannibal. Another would be in the book the gave up the search because they thought there was only that one way out of the cave, but in the movie Muff even said there were more ways out of the cave.
Next, there are many similarities and differences in the characters relationships with one another. A similarity is Becky and Tom’s relationship in the movie and the book they both get “engaged” and are in love. Another similarity is Tom and Sid they have the typical bother relationship the younger one is annoying and likes to be a pest towards the older one. One difference is Amy Lawrence and Tom’s relationship it wasn’t as developed in the movie as the book. The next difference is Tom wants to be friends with Huck more than he does for example Tom would always say that friends have to have each others backs and Huck would respond by saying then I guess we aren’t friends but in the book they both wanted to be friends.
Finally, there are many similarities and differences in the events that take place. Starting with the similarity of the graveyard scene, the movie and the book played out the exact same way there were only a few small differences such as Injun Joe spotting Tom and then found his marble which he tracked him down with. The last similarity was Tom telling the court what had happened at the graveyard because he didn’t want Muff to have to suffer for something he didn’t do. The first difference was Tom and his friend’s big adventure were in the book it was a quest to become indians which Tom, Joe, and Huck went on, in the movie it was a quest to become steamboat captains which Tom, Joe, and Ben went on. The last difference is in the movie Huck doesn’t want to help protect Muff but realizes that Tom’s in trouble and comes to his rescue while in the book Huck wants to help Tom and is with him one-hundred percent.
The book “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the movie “Tom and Huck” have many differences but are also very similar which have to do with the characters personalities, the setting, the characters relationships with one another and the events that take place. Now think about all of the books you’ve read and the movies that were made based off of them. Were they exactly the same or were they slightly different.

Find Another Essay On Book Vs. Movie

Book vs. Movie Essay

1147 words - 5 pages people that read them. When a person reads a book they are entranced in the plot line. They have to comprehend and understand in order to finish the book and have it make sense. Movies can just be idly watched without gaining attention or intellect. Due to this, movies do not leave an impression. They dwindle to their closing, and then it is done. People may spend time after the movie ranting or praising the screen writers with their friends, but

Frankenstein - book vs. movie Essay

614 words - 2 pages Although in both movies and the book "Frankenstein" is portrayed as a monster there are many different perceptions about of him. In movies the monster will not stop at anything he was only out to hurt or destroy others as appose to the book where he tried to make friends and find someone to cherish and love. The book and movie both show different characteristics which the monster possesses and how they directly or indirectly relate to one

Persepolis book vs Persepolis movie

654 words - 3 pages A movie-adaptation is the transfer of a written work. The most common form of a movie-adaptation is the use of a novel, such as the book "Persepolis", written by Marjane Satrapi, written as a childhood memoir. The story is about a young Marjane growing up in Iran during the Shah dynasty, Iranian Revolution, and Iran-Iraq war during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Not only did Marjane Satrapi wrote the novel, but she also directed the film about

The Hobbit: Book vs. Movie

786 words - 4 pages The Hobbit (There and Back Again) is an absolutely wonderful classical book. In fact, it has been made into a three part movie series, two of which have already been released. The two movies that have been released will be what I am covering in this report. Although the movies are a beautiful remake of the original book, there a quite a few distinct differences between the two. These differences can be very simple: like the fact that Gollum

Book vs Movie, gone with the wind

947 words - 4 pages The first time I saw the film adaptation of a book I had read, I was appalled at the changes that had been made to the story. Both “Gone With the Wind”, the movie, and “Gone With the Wind”, the book, tell an epic story of life in Georgia at the time of the Civil War and Reconstruction Era and the effect of the war on the life of a spoiled Southern belle, Scarlett O’Hara. But there are significant differences in the characters, events and

Into the Wild: Book vs Movie

738 words - 3 pages his early life, and perhaps hints at the driving forces for his cross-country extravaganza. The film includes scenes of heated arguments and disputes between Walt and Billie McCandless. One includes them physically confronting each other, while Chris and his sister Corine are cowering in fear. The movie highlights more of the bad side of the parents compared to the book. This proves very effective in explaining the “unsavory secret past” that

The Ice Storm Book Vs. Movie C

2605 words - 10 pages present a certain type of story. The Ice Storm by Rick Moody was in such a position that one could actually look at both the modern movie and the book version.      The story is a realistic story about the Hoods and the Willams. Both of these families were affluent families that lived in New Canaan. The book centers around Wendy and the events that take place during the their thanksgiving in the 70s. The story is pretty

The Breakdown: I, Robot book vs Movie

1529 words - 7 pages , there are contextual differences that practically disconnect its relation from its movie that made its debut in 2004, such as themes, plot, and characters in the story. The most obvious difference between the book and the movie are the times that they made their debut. This made a great impact in the way the themes, plot, and characters in the story were presented. The book was a series of short stories that made up the book and the movie was one

The True Forrest Gump: The Book vs. the Movie

1893 words - 8 pages book features characters such as Jenny, Lt. Dan, Mama, and Bubba. All of these characters are portrayed as major parts in the movie. The New York Times talked about this fact in their film review of the movie in the article “Tom Hanks as an Interloper in History.” Janet Maslin, the reviewer, states that, “(Forrest) was disabled as a young boy but goaded by his loving Mama (Sally Fields) to make the best of his abilities” (Maslin 2). The reason

The Good Earth, the book vs. the movie

878 words - 4 pages The Good Earth, made in 1937, was an interesting portrayal of life in China during these times. Although I think it is a great movie for this era, I had a hard time relating to the film. The advancements in film have made it hard to go back to older movies; things like digital effects and color have really made older movies seem like ancient history. The characters seemed over dramatized and unrealistic. The plot did not stick to the book and

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Book vs Movie

1251 words - 5 pages A movie that came out in 2002 was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This movie was based off the best-selling novel, which was written in 1997 by J.K. Rowling, called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. If you were to read this book and watch the movie you would find many differences, but the main difference between the two is that the book gives more information to the reader than the movie gives to the viewer. If someone was to

Similar Essays

Frankenstein Movie Vs. Book Essay

832 words - 3 pages Frankenstein: Movie vs. Book Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has been done and redone many many times. The most recent version starring Kenneth Branagh, who also directed it, and Robert DeNiro has many differences when compared to the original story. Mary Shelley's original story provided a story line for the imagination of the filmmaker, making the movie related to the original story but also unique in itself. For the most part, if

Frankenstein: Movie Vs. Book Essay

768 words - 3 pages Frankenstein: Movie vs. Book Mary Shelley?s Frankenstein has been done and redone many many times. The most recent version starring Kenneth Branagh, who also directed it, and Robert DeNiro has many differences when compared to the original story.Mary Shelley?s original story provided a story line for the imagination of the filmmaker, making the movie related to the original story but also unique in itself. For the most part, if one were to only

The Great Gatsby Book Vs. Movie

905 words - 4 pages The Great Gatsby movie vs. book In his movie there were many details that remained loyal to the book. There were some others that were changed slightly, either for filming reasons or for careless from the director. Surprisingly, there were some facts that were left out, that in my opinion were critical for the story and the symbolism on it.The movie showed many things as they are described in the book, and also as many people imagined them. The

The Longest Day: Book Vs. Movie

1580 words - 6 pages The Longest Day: Book Vs. Movie For a long time, when anyone thought of a war movie, they immediately thought of Darryl F. Zanuck’s, The Longest Day. Cornelius Ryan, who was the author of the book by the same name, and happened to be a D-day veteran himself, wrote the movie. The book meticulously recreates the events preceding and during the invasion. It is filled with detailed descriptions of multiple occurrences during the invasion. It