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When considering a compare and contrast essay of a book and its film adaptation you should consider the differences between the two genres. What does the book do that the film does not? How did the author's or director's techniques add to the effectiveness of the book or film?

When comparing and contrasting you must consider genre, audience, purpose, main ideas, themes and the author's/director's techniques.
Think about the author's/director's creation and use of setting/atmosphere, characterisation, plot, themes, build up of tension and suspense, foreshadowing, irony, humour, pathos, imagery (simile, metaphor, personification), use of senses (eg sound - alliteration, onomatopoeia) etc and how these contribute to the effectiveness of the stories and your enjoyment of them. You will also have to consider word choice, sentence structure, representation, symbolism, dialogue, mis-en-scene etc.

You will need to quote throughout your essay using the Point, Evidence, Explain formula to analyse and evaluate.



Suggestion: You could compare and contrast the book and film version of "The Hunger Games" or any other book that has a film adaptation.
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Suggestion: You could compare and contrast the book and film version of "Twilight".