After reading the book and watching the movie The Giver in my opinion I think that the movie is kind of.. how do I say it...WAY better than the book! No offense to people that like the book better. My first reason that I think that the movie is better than the book is because of Fiona. Fiona did way more things in the movie than in the book. I really liked how they made Fiona and Jonas get together cause it puts kind of a more drama and nervousness in the movie. Also people who watched the Giver movie probably would have never suspected that there would be any type of romance involved in it and I think that romance lightens up the movie more and gives them a more visual of love and shows it more. In the movie Jonas and Fiona have more than just a friend relationship between them they have involved love and true feelings with each other in the book we only see true feelings that Jonas feel. Also with Fiona in the movie there is more action like when on the plates and sliding down the huge ill and helping Jonas escape. That involves way more action and suspense on what's gonna happen next.
My second reason why it is because we get a better visual. When I was reading the book I tried to kind of imagine what all the characters looked like but I couldn't really see it. In the movie I have a better visual of what everyone looked like and what Jonas saw in Fiona like the colors he was seeing. It let me also have a better visual of what he was thing at the same time and understanding if I was in that situation what it would be like too. Also I think just being able to see the actual visual gives me a better understanding of the story and gives me what the community actually looks like and the book ca only tell you what it looks like and you have to imagine it while the movie you can actually see what the things they were talking about are and get a better visual on those things. However some people see better when they imagine it so it could be different for most people than how I see it.
My final reason why I think the movie is better than then the book is because how much more action there is in the movie then in the book. The book progresses very slowly and I'm not a huge fan of slow I like things that are kind of a faster pace like the movie. Since in the movie they explained things quicker there was way more action, like Fiona running away from the guys, Jonas getting dropped in the water, learning about the piano and Jonas punching Asher like who knew he would do that?!? I was really surprised that he did that and that just made me want to keep on watching the movie over and over! In the book there is action but just not as much as there could have been. Also I love action which is definitely a reason why the movie is WAY better than the book. With all that action came suspension. I always wanted to know what would happen next after every part in the movie, then not as much in the book. Also one last reason is because of the cliffhanger at the end of the book. I didn't really like that at the end I like how the movie was able to show the end of what happened and when he passed the Boundary of Memory that everyone regained their memory of the world it left me with a happy feeling and the book what a mad feeling of NO What's Gonna Happen Next?!? Those my fellow friends are my spectacular three reasons why the movie is better than the book.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Reading the Landscape of Memory made me realize what we have, we are so lucky to have compared to Jonas worlds. We have variety's of jobs that we love to do. Some aren't even jobs they are sports that we love to play or just a passion we have. However in Jonas world they are selected a job for them they don't pick it themselves. I kind of wonder what would I do and be if I was in the same world as Jonas and the Giver.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
In The Pedestrian there was a man who was walking in sneakers while everyone else was inside their dark house and the streets were almost filled grass in the cracks cause no one had used them for a while. A police car came to the man and asked him questions like why is he out there and walking. The man doesn't have a wife or a TV and the police asks hi to get in the car, surprisingly no one was in the car but now he was the only one. I think that if we weren't aloud to walk outside and we just got arrested and if i was him I think I would have just ran cause there is no one in there right. Why was he the only one who was different from the others, not anyone one else even just 1 person?
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
It was getting harder for Jonas, Gabe was weakening and it was getting colder. The memories that he once had were to the last bits of them and Jonas didn't want them to leave. However he wanted to give Gabe warmth and to keep him still a little strong. When Jonas finally made it to the top of the hill he relived his first memory ever. I'm just super proud of Jonas and that he was able to keep going but i'm so sad that the book is over.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Jonas father told Jonas that the night that he was with the Giver that Gabe went to the Nurturing Center, and that Gabe would not stop crying. He also said that they took a vote and he voted in as well that Gabe should be released Jonas was shocked. The next day, the day where they started the plan Jonas took Gabe with him and started the journey. I think that I would have been screaming if my father told me the thing about Gabe, I mean Jonas held it it but I think I would have lost it. How long would it take to get to the barrier?
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Giver and Jonas decided it was finally time to make a plan to Elsewhere. Jonas has complete confidence that The Giver and Jonas will be able to fulfill this plan. Then Jonas talks again how he wants the Giver to come with him and The Giver says he can't...he wants to be with his daughter..Rosemary. I think that the last part of chapter 20 just left me in shock like I would have never figured that out. What will Jonas say to that?
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Jonas asked The Giver to tell him about the last failure that had happened. The Giver said that it was the same thing as his, the ceremony the first day. Until after she had wanted to see everything like Jonas did and when he showed her the memory of loneliness it had changed. The Giver could tell that in her eyes she couldn't handle it though she said she wanted more and to take the responsibility. One day she couldn't take it anymore and disappeared into elsewhere and never came back. I think that for the last failure he should have done like the littlest painful memories not one of losing a child I couldn't even take that.