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The Giver Compared to Silent Running

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Matt Hilgers 12-14-02 Period 3 Almquist The Giver Compared to Silent Running The movie Silent Running produced by Douglas Trumbull is very comparable to the book, The Giver, written by Lois Lowry. Throughout the movie many things can be related to the book. The two main characters are very similar to one another. This raises many related actions among the two of them. However the book was easier to follow than the movie was the movie was very hard to understand, many times it left the viewer questioning what the message of the movie was. Both the movie and book expressed various ways of what the future may behold for people. ...read more.


After he realizes that there is a ship from earth that has found him and wants to board his ship he does some quick thinking and decides to leave one drone on the forest and detach it from the ship and blow the ship up. A few of the obvious comparisons are the fact that everything in the world is controlled. The temperature remains the same in both the book and the novel. No matter where you go the temperature does not change. Each person is assigned a different duty. In The Giver Jonas is Hilgers 2 assigned to become the next receiver of memory and in the movie Lowell is the keeper of the forests. ...read more.


No one else in the entire "community" has any memory of what life was like before an outside force controlled everything. There are some obvious comparisons that you can make as well as some not so obvious ones, which you have to look deep down to find. The movie Silent Running and the book The Giver is two completely different objects that can be related fairly easy. I did not like how the movie presented the subject of a controlled world but I dealt with it and the book really did a good job of presenting the topic of controlled society. The idea of a controlled society is just one example of how peopling think the world may be in the future. ...read more.

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