Michael Crichton, a master of suspense, has created a novel for your
imagination. This book involves prehistoric animals and plants from the
Jurassic era. Steven Spielberg took on this book, as a movie project to add to
his collection of visually mastered Science-Fiction motion pictures. Both the
movie and the book have captured the imagination of people around the world. In
this paper, it will show the similarities and differences for the first third of
these two superb creations.
One of the similarities of both the movie and the book is the
construction accident. The movie and the book's opening scenes show some
Jurassic Park workers loading a dinosaur into a maximum security cage. The
dinosaur grabbed a hold of one of the workers causing chaos throughout the
worksite. The construction worker was drawn in by the dinosaur and never
returned. After this "construction accident," the worker's family was suing
Jurassic Park for a sizable sum of money. The family sent out a lawyer to the
island to see if the park is safe, and if its the cause for their relative's
The book tells stories that the movie doesn't show. One of those is about
a little girl. The little girl is vacationing with her parents when she goes
off by herself exploring. She was looking for animals for her class, when she
stumbles upon a lizard. She starts to get closer, when the lizard attacks her.
The little girl starts to scream and cry until her parents come running to get
her. At the sight of the adults, the lizard ran off. The girl's parents rush
her to the nearest hospital. There, she is treated for serious scratches and
incisions to her body. Later on, she tried to describe what the lizard looked
like, but no one believed her because the description sounded nothing like any
known species of lizards. She drew a picture of what she remembered the lizard
Meanwhile, back at the sight where she had... [continues]
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