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

Jurassic Park The Novel, By Michael Crichton Vs.The Film

1220 words - 5 pages

The novel or film Jurassic Park. Which is better? Both versions of the story are exceptionally well written, but there are major differences. The first and most significant difference is the two different themes used in the novel and the film. The novel uses a special sort of technological, mystery theme. However, the film uses the adventure theme that so many recent films these days do. Another major difference is the role and personality of the characters. Many characters in the film for example have been altered from the novel to suit the film's adventure theme. The final difference is the outcome of the story. The novel shows the raptors escaping from their pens and venturing to the ...view middle of the document...

Instead, the opening scene of the movie shows the workman being dragged into a cage by a set of intensely sharp reptilian claws.I think that the author goes into more detail with the commencement of the novel because it makes the reader think more. Instead of showing the workman being dragged to his death by the raptor and leaving nothing to contemplate, Crichton drops clues. The most important of these clues is the way the soldiers cover up the way the workman was injured and upon the death of the workman, the word 'raptor' is whispered. When the unsuspecting reader combines the two attacks, the plot of the novel begins to take form. The novel seems to take on the theme of mystery and suspense whilst the film takes on the adventure theme. This may be because a scientific-thriller sells better than an adventure novel. Obviously, this is the major difference in terms of the plot of the two different stories.The next difference is the personality, attitude and fate of the characters in the two versions of the story. The first major character change is that of John Hammond, proprietor and creator of the park. In the film he is portrayed as an elderly, but loving grandfather, trying to 'make every child's dream come true'. He invites his two grandchildren to visit his park to treat them to an enchanting weekend. After the park's dinosaurs escape he admits defeat and escapes with the rest of the characters. However, in the novel Hammond is shown to be a greedy, hardheaded man. His grandchildren were invited to the park too, although their sole purpose was to convince the lawyers to approve his park Instead of escaping as he did in the film, his own creations were what caused his demise. This is Crichton's way of stating, I believe, that his greed was a sin. The film clearly misses this point. The reason for this is that the film doesn't want to go into to the depth that the novel does, it just wants to entertain.There are also numerous other character differences. One such example being that of Hammond's grandchildren. Tim is about twelve years old in the novel and Lex is about nine. In the film though, the children are opposite ages as are their skills and interests. In the film Lex is twelve years old...

Other Papers Like Jurassic Park The Novel, By Michael Crichton Vs.The Film

Law Without Sanctions By Michael Barkun, A Summary Of The Book

773 words - 4 pages Law without Sanctions by Michael Barkun describes customs that are behavioral patterns that transform into norms and are set as rules or laws. The book hardly describes law without sanctions as the title suggests. In fact, law and its effectiveness is hardly mentioned in the book 'till the very end. However, the book mentions the valuable meaning of law and the development of law in his view.Customs can be looked as behaviors, which most people

This Is An Annotated Bibliography That Deals With Articles Concerning The Novel Heart Of Darkness And The Film Apocalypse

1030 words - 5 pages , and the human capacity for dangerousness.Costanzo, Linda Cahir. "Narratological Parallels in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now" Literature-Film Quarterly 20.3 (1992): 181-88. Costanzo's article is a comparative piece relating the narrative structure of the novel to the film. Although the text details some of the differences between the functions of the novella and films narrators (Marlow and Willard

A.I: How The Film Relates To The Concept Of Reinventions With Links To Novel "Life Of Pi"

700 words - 3 pages ReinventionsA.I (artificial intelligence) is a science fiction feature film directed by Steven Spielberg. Released in 2001, this post-modern film follows the adventure of a young ‘boy’- a ‘mecha’, designed to love. It questions what is important to human existence.In the 22nd century, Monica and Henry Swinton adopt David in hopes to ease the pain of their dying son. David is one of a kind as he is the first child designed to

The Use Of Clothing In The Novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God." By Zora Neale Hurston

1485 words - 6 pages In the novel Their Eyes were watching God Zora Neale Hurstonportrays a woman named Janie's search for love and freedom.Janie, throughout the novel, bounces through three differentmarriages, with a brief stint at being a widow in between.Throughout these episodes, Hurston uses Janie`s clothing as avisual bookmark of where Janie is in her search for true loveand how she is being influenced by those around her.Janie's first article of clothing is

Huck Vs Jim In The Novel By MArk Twain The Adventures Of Hockleberry Finn

552 words - 3 pages Common SenseIn the novel Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, two characters are portrayed, revealing themselves as heroic figures. Huck and Jim, two opposites traveling down the Mississippi River searching for freedom, land into predicaments were they must use their wits to overcome. Huck and Jim's strengths and weaknesses determine the outcome of their escape from "sivilization".Huck has the ability to adapt to almost any situation through

The Outsiders- By SE Hinton Why Gangs Portrayed In This Novel Are Real

889 words - 4 pages . The fear given to the community was important for the domination of these many gangs.Territory is usually divided by social class. For example, in New York City, the "Greasers" would live in Brooklyn, while the "Socs" would reside in Clifton Park. In the case of this tale, Greasers live in the Eastside, while the Socs live in the West. "Turfs," are the areas in which the gangs dwell. They can be marked, but are usually known by word of mouth, as in

Resarch Essay On The Classic Novel By Charles Dickens, Hard Times

1358 words - 6 pages RESEARCH ESSAY ON HARD TIMESEnglish 2319April 4, 2001Hard Times was originally written as a weekly serial in a journal called Household Words. It was written in 1854 to depict what life was like during the industrial revolution and reflect the distinctions between the classes during that era. The novel centres around a theme of a convincing criticism of utilitarianism, and every character in the novel plays a role of reinforcing this theme

Comparing The Novel "Anne Of Green Gables" To "In Spite Of Myself" By L.M.Montgomery

1387 words - 6 pages works that show a number of resemblances.Not only has Montgomery created believable characters in the two stories, but she has also depicted the setting in the small towns of eastern Canada in a lovingly and accurate manner. In Anne of Green Gables, Anne dramatically describes her neighbourhood in the town of Avonlea from the following excerpt of the novel:"The Avenue," so called by the Newbridge people, was a stretch ofroad four or five hundred

The Influence Of The Culture And Author In The Novel Of “Khotbah Di Atas Bukit” By Kuntowijoyo

2172 words - 9 pages The Influence of the Culture and Author in the Novel of “Khotbah Di Atas Bukit” by Kuntowijoyo Literary works are the result of the action recollection of something that is known, understood and internalized, either intellectually, intuitively and emotionally by the author. The main causes of the appearance of a literary work is its own creator, the author. That is why an explanation of the personality and life of the author is the oldest most

Writing History: Capote's Novel Has Lasting Effect on Journalism by Van Jensen - Special to the Journal-World

1771 words - 8 pages Writing history: Capote's novel has lasting effect on journalism By Van Jensen - Special to the Journal-World April 3, 2005 Madeleine Blais teaches Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" in journalism classes because it is compelling and beautiful, she said, a masterpiece. She uses the book to show her students at the University of Massachusetts what journalism can be, how it can reach past the ordinary. How it can blend the reportage of fact

Discuss The Life Journey Undertaken By Avey Johnson As She Searches For Herself, In The Novel "A Praise Song For The Widow" By Paulie Marshall

1478 words - 6 pages As an epigraph to the section entitled "LAVÉ TÊTE," the third section of her novel Praisesong for the Widow, Paule Marshall uses a brief quotation from a poem by Randall Jarrell: "Oh, Bars of my ... body open, open!" (148). It is in this section that Avey Johnson, the novel's protagonist, becomes aware of her body as a repository of memory, as a place where physical sensation echoes emotional feeling. This awareness is pivotal in

Related Essays

Jarassic Park: The Dinosaurs Were Not To Blame For The Destruction Of Jurassic Park

1184 words - 5 pages Jarassic Park: The Dinosaurs Were Not To Blame For The Destruction of Jurassic Park      'Nature won't be stopped .......or blamed for what happens'(Ian Malcolm , Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton). Jurassic Park mystifies its critique even as it makes it; or rather, to be more precise, it offers us contradictory messages about whom to blame for what goes wrong. Science finally takes the blame. Near the end of the

The Lost World, Michael Crichton. Explains The Book And Gives A Personal Critique Of It

1783 words - 8 pages boathouse. They get there and see a boat in there. They take the boat off the island, and go home.I think the only weakness of the book is that it is too much like the first book, Jurassic Park. ® The characters have similar strengths and weaknesses, two kids, etc.I also thing that there are numerous strengths to the book. It was very compelling, and some nights I'd be up until stupid hours in the morning reading it because I couldn't put it

Away By Michael Gow (Answers The Questions)

2988 words - 12 pages QUESTIONS 1. Find out the characters in “Away” written by Michael Gow! 2. Tell the stories of each acts in this drama! 3. Who do you think the director of this presentation? 4. What can you tell about the uniforms put on by the characters in this drama? 5. Can you give information about the properties used by the director of “Away”? 6. What can you tell about the stage setting constructed in each acts? 7. Can you tell how many settings of

The Hunchback In The Park By Dylan Marlais Thomas

1454 words - 6 pages Dylan Thomas’ lived his life beyond his years, abided by his beliefs and created works, such as The Hunchback in the Park, in which he displayed his wisdom. Most people have only heard the famous lines, “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”(Thomas 2703), but have no idea where the line comes from, much less who wrote it. Thomas, like many other poets, has lines from his poetry that are famous, and yet, no one knows who penned them. He