Rappaccini's Daughter, And The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall

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While some people would rather read the book, most citizens of America would prefer to go see the movie. Why is this? Aren’t the book and the movie supposed to be the same thing? For the most part the answer to that question is yes, but when people dive deeper it is evident that there is more differences than one might expect. Producers take the book and blow it up all in order to produce a film that the average American would want to see. Putting this in context, the short stories “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, “Rappaccini's Daughter”, and “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” all contain similarities and differences in their respective settings, characters, and plots. The setting of a story is often overlooked. This is because it is just a…show more content…
It single handedly determines how good a story really is. If the plot fails to initially capture the reader's attention, it is hard for a story to tell something that will be read in the future for years to come. A plot is also important in the fact that is it easily comparable. Unlike components such as characters, it is easy to compare plots between stories because plots contain similar elements. In “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, the plot differed in a few ways. Firstly, the Headless Horseman was decapitated totally different ways. In the book, his head got shot off by a cannon ball. In the movie, it was taken off with a sword. Why would the producer change this? Wasn’t the cannonball theory good enough? It all goes back to the theory of plot. The book was written and published in 1820, and the movie was not created until 1999. A lot of things can change in society over the course of that time. In this context, 1820 was a time where America was newly independent relatively speaking. In this time period, pirates were a problem. When the united states naval force would stop them, they would shoot out cannonballs. The author of the book, Washington Irving, may have got the inspiration from there. When the movie was made, on the other hand, the producer may have gotten other ideas. People from the 21st century may have not been able to relate to cannonballs because for those people it was before their time. Although swords were not being used as much either, it was something that more people were familiar with. That example further proved the basis for the reason that the plot is changed. The plot between the stories and the movies are changed mostly so that the people of the time can relate to the story more adequately. In “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”, the plot is also changed. In the book, the author jumps right

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