Sunday, May 8, 2016

Three Reasons Why

         The book The Giver is better than the movie The Giver. In the book you use your imagination by visualizing scenes, but in the movie it does it all for you. Plus, in the book the chief elder is a smaller problem, but in the movie they created another conflict by making the Chief Elder evil. Lastly, in the book the ending is open to interpretation, but in the movie it tells you an ending instead of letting you use your imagination.
         In the book you use your imagination because you get to visualize what the characters look like, but in the movie all of the creativity is done for you. Books are fun to read because you get to imagine what things look like, but when you watch the movie it can ruin your image of the character. In the movie Jonas is 16, but in the book Jonas is 12. If you are imagining Jonas as a 16 year old while you are reading the book because you watched the movie it ruins your visual of the character. 
         Also, in the book the Chief elder isn't a big problem, it is really her and the community, together. However, in the movie the Chief Elder is a whole new villain. The movie created another conflict of Jonas V. the Chief elder, where in the book that conflict would have been Jonas V. society. In the book the Chief Elder doesn't know any better. She along with everyone else in the community, besides The Giver and Jonas, think they are doing the right thing. Nevertheless in the movie the Chief elder is evil, and although she thinks she is doing the right thing, it is much more obvious that she isn't. 
         Finally, the end of the book is open to interpretation, but in the movie it tells you that Jonas finally found a place with love. The book allowed you to be creative and think of your own ending. Yet, in the movie it gives you one. The movie shows Jonas in front of the house decorated in lights. Some might say that the book has the same ending as the movie, and to disprove that I am going to give an example of another possible ending. As you know Jonas was in the snow for a very long time, and it is very likely that he could have gotten hypothermia. One of the symptoms of hypothermia is hallucinating. It is possible that in the end of the book Jonas got hypothermia, and died.   
         In conclusion, the movie The Giver is way worse than the book. One reason why is because in the book the Chief Elder wasn't a problem as much as her and the community combined, but in the movie the Chief Elder is a villain. Also, the book allows you to imagine the characters and what things look like, the movie takes away the fun and creativity by doing it all for you. Lastly, the end of the book lets you use your imagination by allowing you to think of an ending, but the movie tells you what happened and sucked the fun out of the whole thing. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Stuck in Your Head

   In The "Landscape of Memory" by Milton Meltzer it tells you a story about a man named Soloman V. Shereshevskii who could never forget things. I used to think having a photographic memory would be good, but now I know that it can really mess up the way you think. I wonder if anyone has ever gone crazy because all of the memories are stuck in their head.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Evening Walk

   In "The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury Leonard Mead was taking his evening walk, like he does every night, and was taken to a place for crazy people where he could be studied because he wasn't inside watching T.V. I don't think Mr. Mead should have been taken away just because he was doing something abnormal to the society he lives in. How do all the other people in that town get exercise?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Place With Love

   In the book The Giver by Lois Lowry Jonas finally found a place like the one in the memory The Giver gave him about love. I am surprised the book ended so quickly. What is Jonas going to do now that he finally found a place with love?

Monday, April 25, 2016

Starving

   In the book The Giver by Lois Lowry Jonas left the community a day early because his dad was going to release Gabriel that night. I think Jonas made the right decision when he took Gabe with him because if it wasn't for Jonas, Gabriel would be dead. How is Jonas going to survive if he doesn't have any food, and keeps using all of his energy.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Daughter?!

   In the book The Giver by Lois Lowry The Giver and Jonas have created a plan to release all of the memories to their community. I think when the giver said he wanted to be with Rosemary, he meant that he didn't want to live any longer. Did The Giver apply for a child, or is Rosemary his real daughter?

Releasing

   In the book The Giver by Lois Lowry Jonas learned that when you release someone it really means killing them and sliding them down a shoot. I think it is really wrong of the community to decide who gets to live and who doesn't. Instead of killing the smaller identical twin, why can't the community just send it to live in another community?