The flow of the story and activities of characters have both similarities and differences from thy way the author presents them in the book, in relation to the screenplay of the story. The aspects of comparison and contrast are well elaborated by the way characters behaved and the language used in the book. Some stories in the book were difficult to portray in the movie leading to distortion of the message to some extent in the movie. The development of characters is also influenced by the presentation of the movie as opposed to the story line in the book.
/> In the novel, Arwen is presented as a minor character. She was brought out as the lover to Aragon, but she could not appear in the novel. The producer of the film, on the other, hand assigned many roles to Arwen making her conspicuous in the movie appearing like a major character. She was presented as a very lively girlfriend to Aragon while in the book she was almost absent.
In the introduction of the book, the aspects relating to sidetracking of Hobbit in the forest are elaborated clearly. This section of the story was not presented in the film because it adds no value to the advancement of the characters and themes.
The film brings out the humor with the help of dwarf-tossing making it interesting to the audience watching the movie. The aspects or activities of dwarf-tossing are not present in the book.
In the book, it is seen that Faramir immediately recognized the dangers associated with the ring as well as helping Sam and Frodo readily. In the movie, the actions of Faramir are dramatic in the sense that he took both Sam and Frodo to a trip where he realized that Frodo needed help and Gondor could not put the ring into use. This situation of a trip in the film was not present in the book. This move helped to advance the characters and themes in the story.
In the book, the thoughts of Sam are delivered to the readers after the death of the Haradim soldier while, on the movie, the words were uttered by Faramir when over the body of a soldier. The book also shows that Gollum was treated in a kind manner by Faramir and men while in the movie Gollum was tortured and beaten by Faramir and his men. This contrast leads to a contraction id development of the themes and characters in the story. Faramir was cheated by Frodo concerning the gangrel creature while in the book Frodo does not lie to Faramir about that gangrel creature.
In the book, characters like Sam, Gollum and Frodo were forced out of Henneth Annum while, in the movie, these characters were taken to Osgilath. In the book, a bridge was used in separating the city while in the movie the tunnel was used in the place of a bridge.
In the movie, Eothain and Freda left Morwen after fleeing to Westfold while in the book this activity was never mentioned. The books shows the willingness and choice of Ents to go the war while the movie shows them being tricked to go to war by Pippin.
Another contrast is shown in where in the book, people were sent by Theoden for safety in Dun harrow while in the movie he sent the people to Helm's Deep which was the battle field. The motive of sending people, therefore contradicts.
In conclusion, the contrast and comparison of the activities in the story helped to bring out the importance of the film over the book in elaborating the themes and characters in the story. This also helped to show the value that the film adds to the story in relation to the emotional attachment. The forms of entertainment are enhanced in the film compared to the book.
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