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Look Carefully At the Episode of Piggy’s Death In the Novel Lord of the Flies and Compare the Two Film Versions of It.

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Look carefully at the episode of piggy's death in the novel LORD OF THE FLIES and compare the two film versions of it. During this episode, Piggy and Ralph set out to castle rock to retrieve Piggy's glasses from Jacks half of the tribe. Once they arrive jack begins to fight with Ralph and thwarts his attempts to retrieve the glasses. A huge rock is launched at Piggy's head and sends him hurtling off the cliff and into the sea. Ralph is deeply disturbed and runs back to his camp in a state. In this essay I will attempt to explore the way the two films and novel of LORD OF THE FLIES come across to us as a reader and to describe in detail the decisions made by the director in the two films. 1963 film In my view this film does the novel a lot more justice than the newer film as it follows the plot and dialogue from the novel almost word for word. ...read more.

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The second film is completely different, as it has been adapted to modern day children's film requirements. The newer film is about a group of air cadets on their way home from training whereas in the traditional film, the boys are from a posh boarding school in England. There are probably hundreds of differences between the two films. In my opinion the older film is the best as it is accurate practically word for word. I didn't like the second film very much because it did not portray a clear picture of what the book/plot was about. The adaptation didn't show clear symbolization of all the things I saw as symbols. For instance, the conch was a symbol of democracy and the freedom of speech, the fire the boys made was a symbol of the boys will to live and confidence that they will be rescued, when the fire goes out we can clearly see the group deteriorating this is because any hope being rescued is completely extinguished. ...read more.

Conclusion

MCU and CU are used in this part to show piggy and the savages reaction to what he has to say. 5.this only angers them and causes roger to spring a rock onto piggys head and instantly kills him. Here an extreme close up is used to capture piggys face in the last remaining moments of his life. 6. Ralph becomes very distressed at this point and begins to run away, and the savages showing no remorse for what they had done resumed throwing rocks at Ralph. Again a long shot is used here to show the stretch of beach that Ralph runs along. CONCLUSION I have discovered from this investigation that the original film and the novel are probably the best sources to go by as they follow each other almost perfectly. I have also discovered that the second film is a very rude adaptation of the original and should not be taken as a proper source. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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