This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

My Sister's Keeper: Analysis And Comparing The Book To The Movie

931 words - 4 pages

Imagine that you just had your first daughter. From the moment you lay your eyes on her you can’t help but be overrun with joy and happiness. She grows up like a normal child, curious and playful. But one day she changes, she’s no longer vibrant and full of life. You then notice what seem like bruises on her back and take her to the hospital. The doctors there observe that she has a low white blood cell count and recommend that you see an oncologist as a precautionary measure. The diagnosis you receive is one you never could have expected; she leukemia. How far would you go and what would you do in order to keep her alive? The motion picture “My Sister’s Keeper” sets out to put you into this position and does not fail in making you feel every tear jerking moment.
Brian and Sara Fitzgerald, played by Jason Patric and Cameron Diaz, are faced with this troubling dilemma. Their daughter Kate is suffering from acute promyelocytic leukemia causing her to need blood transfusions but neither of them are compatible donors. Sara immediately asks the doctor whether their son could be a donor and the doctor replies he is not, but if they were to have another child he or she could be. He “recommends” that they look into creating a baby that would be genetically identical to Kate. At this suggestion Mr. Fitzgerald questions whether this would be correct considering that they would be giving birth to an individual in order to just sustain another’s life. His wife overpowers him on the subject and she eventually gives birth to Anna Fitzgerald, a designer baby.
(review cont. on pg 5)

What are Designer Babies?

Anna and babies like her are not made from the miracle of consummation but rather in a laboratory. In the movie, doctors took sperm cells from Mr. Fitzgerald and an egg from Mrs. Fitzgerald and engineered Anna. While this may seem like something from the future, it is what science is capable of doing right now. This technology allows parents to determine their child’s eye color, height, athleticism and various other traits. This brings to light several ethical problems. For one, the idea of designer babies was first thought of in order to prevent the birth of children with debilitating diseases. This reasoning is ethically just because making sure that an individual isn’t born with a harmful disease will make sure that their quality of life is that much better. On the other hand, genetically determining an individual’s physical traits is purely cosmetic and unnecessary for the wellbeing of the individual. Similarly, there has been no research done on the effects of being a designer baby, be it negative or positive. It is not known if having ones genes determined in a lab...

Find Another Essay On My Sister's Keeper: Analysis and Comparing the Book to the Movie

Into the Wild: Comparing the Book and Movie

906 words - 4 pages “naïve”, “adventurous”, and “independent”. In the book, Krakauer described McCandless as “intelligent”, using parts in his book that show McCandless being “intelligent”. While Krakauer thinks of McCandless as being “intelligent”, Penn thinks of McCandless as a more “saintly” type of person. To show McCandless being “intelligent”, Krakauer used the part in his book where McCandless graduated from college. McCandless went to Emory University in

Can we Trust? comparing minority report the movie to the book. theme of trust

1593 words - 6 pages Can We Trust?In some point of life, everybody has been faced with the question whether to trust or not to trust. What is trust? Trust is defined by Webster as a firm reliance on integrity, ability, or character in someone or something. Throughout the book, by Philip Dick, and the movie, "Minority Report", trust is a key element that plays a major role. In comparing the book to the movie, trust in technology, trust in people, and trust in fate

Comparing and Contrasting Society in the Book, The Lathe of Heaven and the Movie, Matrix

825 words - 3 pages Comparing and Contrasting Society in the Book, The Lathe of Heaven and the Movie, Matrix In the book The Lathe of Heaven, by Ursula K. Le Guin, there are many similarities and some differences in society in comparison to the movie Matrix. The two stories settings take place in different locations. Although, throughout both stories many huge changes are made, the people in the societies remain unaware of the changes. Then, similarly

Comparing and Contrasting the Movie "Troy" and the Book "The Iliad"

732 words - 3 pages Between the novel "The Iliad" by Homer and the movie "Troy" directed by Wolfgang Peterson, there were mostly great similarities, yet there were also some strong differences. Although most of the movie was on point according to the storyline and dialogues of the characters, there were still some major differences among the two. If I was ever to make my own version of the Iliad into a movie, this would be what I would change; I would make the

Comparing the movie "Awakenings" with the book "Charlie"

878 words - 4 pages The movie "Awakenings" Is about a boy who slowly slows down until his brain is oblivious to his surroundings. The book "Charlie" Is about a mentally challenged man who undergoes a surgery to make his intelligence increase to the norm, except it increases to the point of brilliancy. Both Charlie and Leonard learned to appreciate the smaller things in life as a result of what they went threw. The intelligence that Charlie obtained and Leonard's

Comparing the Book and Movie Version of The Grapes of Wrath

2088 words - 8 pages The Grapes of Wrath: Comparing Book and Movie       Ford attempted to establish a sense of historical context by inserting two paragraphs of prose on the screen immediately following the opening credits: ' In the central part of the United States of America lies a limited area called 'the Dust Bowl', because of its lack of rains. Here drought and poverty combined to deprive many farmers from their land. This is the story of one

Comparing and Contrasting the Movie and Natalie Babbitt's Book Entitled Tuck Everlasting

904 words - 4 pages in the movie, both Mae and her husband, Angus, got into jail. Winnie helped them get out of jail but used different methods to free them. I like the reading book better than watching the movie because there are more facts in the book than the movie. Maybe I just like reading books better than watching movies. That’s my opinion. What’s yours (if you’ve read the book and seen the movie)?

James M. Cain's Novel Mildred Pierce: Comparing the Book and Movie Version

919 words - 4 pages James M. Cain's Novel Mildred Pierce: Comparing the Book and Movie Version Mildred Pierce is one of the greatest novels written by James M. Cain. After the success of the novel, the Hollywood film came out, produced by Jerry Wald. The novel and the movie are very different from each other. “James M. Cain sent several letters of complaint to producer Jerry Wald, objecting to the changes Wald wanted to make, especially the dramatic idea

Analytical Exposition - Comparing the book 'Tomorrow when the war began' to the movie 'Lord of the Flies' By Emily Bridget

980 words - 4 pages teenagers in the book know they're in good hands when it comes to leaders, but in the film, there are two leaders with different ideas. This evokes a war which leads to deaths and sadness within both groups, creating despair for all them. For instance, when Jack, the leader of the rebels, starts his own tribe, everyone becomes his friend because he has more power and authority because of the activities they do, which make the others look up to him

Comparing and Contrasting Joy Luck Club Movie and Book

848 words - 3 pages things can be achieved in America, and that is why she sacrificed everything that she had to come to America. The movie brought this concept out very vividly. You were able to imagine the emotions of the characters and the sorrows in their eyes. Their anger in the early years of how women and children were treated as possessions by powerful Chinese tycoons upset them. The book spoke of Rose Hsu Jordan, daughter of An-Mei Hsu, who had

Analysis of Jodi Picoult´s My Sister's Keeper

1072 words - 5 pages My Sister's Keeper, written by Jodi Picoult, is about a family struggling to save their daughter from leukemia. By the age of thirteen, Anna, “the savior sister”, has gone through countless surgeries, transfusions and other procedures to try to save her sister from the cancer she has fought since young childhood. Anna is now at an age where she is trying to find who she truly is. She no longer wants to be defined by her older sister, she

Similar Essays

To Kill A Mockingbird Comparing The Book To The Movie

1167 words - 5 pages To Kill a Mocking Bird It is believed, that there are many pieces to the story of To Kill a Mocking Bird left out of the film version of the novel. I agree with this statement, and I am here today to show you four select scenes and/or characters that (in my opinion) were significant to the story. To Kill a Mocking Bird is a coming of age story for two young children, as well as a story that shows that people are not always what they seem to be

Into The Wild: Comparing The Book To The Movie

1398 words - 6 pages Into The Wild Everybody expects to see the best parts of the book when going to see a movie that is based on a book, but most of the time “The book is better than the movie” and that is what happened in Into the Wild. The movie’s theme is somehow same but the way it is presented quite different than the book. The book Into The Wild, is a travel essay written by Jon Krakauer. It is about a young suburban man from a well to do family who hitched

"Thirteen Days": Comparing And Contrasting The Book And The Movie

760 words - 3 pages "Thirteen Days", written by Robert F. Kennedy, is an account of the Cuban Missile Crisis based on the view of Robert F. Kennedy. This book contains Kennedy's thoughts about the Cuban Missile Crisis and the actions that he and the rest of the United States cabinet took to prevent a nuclear disaster and World War III. There is also a movie based on the book starring Kevin Costner. Most movies that are based on books are often exceeding inaccurate

Comparing The Book And Movie Version Of The Secret Garden

674 words - 3 pages The Secret Garden: Book vs. Movie The Secret Garden is a film based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's book bearing the same title. This movie is about a young girl who is literally shipped off to her uncle's English castle after her parents are killed in an earthquake. The main character, Mary, is played by Kate Maberly. She is tossed into a world where sunlight and cheerful discourse seem as rare as the attention she receives