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Comparison Between Novel and Film Version of “Lord of the Flies”

Many novels are so successful that producers cant wait to adapt the story into a film. The majority of times, however, the original novel is much stronger than the movie because it is able to capture the emotions of each character, all the symbols and meaningful events. Due to the novels flexibility, readers are able to extend the use of their imagination. Similarly, this was the case with William Goldings masterpiece, “The Lord of the Flies.” Overall, the novel is far superior to the film because it has thorough descriptions of a characters feelings and depictions of symbolic meaning concerning the objects and important happenings.

First of all, the movie version of the classic, “The Lord of the Flies,” seems to be lacking in detail involving the characters. Mainly due to the limited length of the movie, a characters role and his feeling are non existent. In the novel, readers can clearly notice how Piggy feels and that he is being treated as an “Outsider” but, in the film version it restricts the audiences comprehension of Piggys emotions. Similarly, other characters such as Simon and Roger are so unclear in the

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