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Compare/Contrast Paper: Rough Draft. Introduction Paragraph Sentence 1 : Hook (quote, question, fact, or vivid description) Sentences 2, 3 & 4 : Plot summary (summarize the Perseus myth – Atlas, Medusa, Sea Monster, and Wedding) Sentence 5 : Thesis Statement (look at examples).
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Compare/Contrast Paper: Rough Draft Introduction Paragraph Sentence 1: Hook (quote, question, fact, or vivid description) Sentences 2, 3 & 4: Plot summary (summarize the Perseus myth – Atlas, Medusa, Sea Monster, and Wedding) Sentence 5: Thesis Statement (look at examples)
In 1946, director David Lean made a movie version of Charles Dickens’s novel Great Expectations. Both the book and the movie are set in England. The novel tells the story of a young apprentice named Pip. A mysterious and unnamed supporter gives Pip money so he can become a gentleman in London. He lives with a rich old lady, receives a large sum of money for an annual allowance, and is popular among the rich. Then he finds out who his real supporter is and it is a shock. The book and movie are similar in characters, story, and setting, however, the movie is different from the book because it leaves out certain characters, is told mostly through dialogue and not narration, it ends in a different way, and some settings are added.
Paragraph 2: Comparison Sentence 1: topic sentence How are characters, plot, & setting ALIKE? Sentence 2: Detail (proof) from book & movie of how characters are ALIKE Sentence 3: Detail, (proof) from book & movie of how plots are ALIKE Sentence 4: Detail (proof) from book & movie of how settings are ALIKE Sentence 5: Conclusion (summarizes paragraph 2)
As might be expected, the main characters, plot, and setting for the novel and movie version of Great Expectationsare very similar. For example, the characters Pip and Estella are still friends in both, and they meet when Pip is introduced at a party given by Mr. Pockets. In addition, the main storyline is the same because Pip tells Magwitch his daughter is Estella and he also saves Miss Haversham from a house fire. In both the book and novel, Pip is raised in England and also goes to serve in a job for Mr. Herbert in Cairo. To sum up, the novel and movie version of Great Expectationsare similar because the main characters names are the same, the main story is unchanged, and the main settings are described the same.
Paragraph 3: Contrast Sentence 1: topic sentence How are characters, plot, & setting DIFFERENT? Sentence 2: Detail (proof) from book & movie of how characters are DIFFERENT Sentence 3: Detail, (proof) from book & movie of how plots are DIFFERENT Sentence 4: Detail (proof) from book & movie of how settings are DIFFERENT Sentence 5: Conclusion (summarizes paragraph 3)
On the other hand, some characters from the novel Great Expectationsare left out of the movie, some of the plot is changed, and some settings in the movie version are not in the novel. The characters of Orlick and Pip’s tutor are left out of the movie, while the characters Mrs. Bramble, a neighbor, and Mr. Hendrick, Pip’s lawyer, are added to the movie. As opposed to the novel, the plot is different because Estella never gets married, Pip discovers his financial supporter in a different way, and Pip never apologizes to his friend Joe. Similarly, several settings are added to the movie version including Bramgate Prison, the town of Barnard, and Jolly Bargeman pub, but Pip’s hometown of Kent is left out. All in all, the change in characters, the difference in the story, and the additional locations in the movie version do not change the main idea of the novel.
Paragraph 4: Conclusion Sentence 1: restate thesis statement MUST use different words from 1st paragraph Sentence 2: Summarizes how characters, plot, & settings are ALIKE Sentence 3: Summarizes how characters, plot, & settings areDIFFERENT Sentence 4: State whether you liked story or movie best Sentence 5: Explain WHY you liked story or movie best
Although the characters, plot, and settings in the novel Great Expectations are similar to the movie, these same story elements are changed in the movie, which makes the movie seem better. The main characters of Pip and Estella stay the same, Pip still finds out the name of his benefactor, and the story still takes place in Victorian England in both the novel and the movie. In contrast, Estella never marries and characters are added,the ending between Pip and Estella is different, and locations in England are also added in the movie version. In my opinion, the movie version is much better than the original novel. Even though I enjoyed reading the novel, the plot in the movie was easy to understand, and the characters didn’t act as mean or snobby compared to the book.