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Compare And Contrast A Christmas Carol Book And Book

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When people want to watch a movie that is based on a book, they usually read the book first. Well, why on earth do they do that? Well, see sometimes even though they have the same plot, sometimes things can be changed. Whether it being for entertainment purposes, or to make the film shorter or longer, things usually will be changed when creating a movie inspired by a book. People probably have a few titles come to mind when they think about this, but a good example is “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and the movie “A Christmas Carol” by Jim Carrey. Though both forms of literature are based off of the same plot, they do have their fair share of differences and similarities like any other adaption to a book. An example of this would be…show more content…
In the book this scene doesn’t exist. In the book, Scrooge is just introduced to his third ghost. The book doesn’t read that Scrooge gets harassed by the ghost and many other frightening things. In the movie we hear people complaining about Scrooge, similar to what happened in the book, but right after their throwing of shade, in the movie, a phantom carriage appears being drawn by two ghost horses, while the Ghost of Christmas Future is in the carriage. That crazy scenario did NOT happen in the book whatsoever! Another event in the movie that did not happen in the book was that Scrooge magically shrunk and ended up in a pipe to hide from the ghostly horses. While still being miniature, he ran and ran throughout the town to escape the phantoms and ended up at a shop where a woman (his maid) was selling his bed curtains that she had stolen. This did happen in the book, however, Scrooge was not miniature. On page 67 of “A Christmas Carol,” it states, “Scrooge and the Phantom came into the presence of this man, just as a woman with a heavy bundle slunk into the shop.” Also, in the book there were three thieves selling Scrooge’s goods, but in the movie, there was only one. In the book, on page 67, it reads, “But she had scarcely entered, when another woman, similarly laden, came in too; and she was closely followed by a man in faded black…” With…show more content…
Scrooge figured out who the dead man was in the book at his grave. After he realized it was himself, he cried and pleaded that he would change. On page 77 of “A Christmas Carol,” It states, “...hear me! I am not the man I was. I will not be the man I must have been but for this intercourse. Why show me this, if I am past all hope?” In the movie, Scrooge also figures out he is the dead man at his grave and he is also saddened by the news, but after he discovers this, he is dragged down into a pit reaching the bottom of the Earth itself, which is way past the normal burying standards at six feet! This all shows how much a movie and a book can be so similar, yet so different! If “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and the movie inspired by the book, “A Christmas Carol” by Jim Carrey can be different, but the same plot, then imagine how many other movies inspired by books out there that are the same way! Though both forms of literature are based off of the same plot, they do have their fair share of differences and similarities like any other adaption to a book. Even if it’s the slightest bit changed, it still will stick out like a sore thumb! It’s crazy how similar and different the book and movie can be at the same
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