'The Giver': Comparing The Book And Movie

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Moreover, the setting of The Giver book and film differ. The book, like the movie, takes place in the boundaries of a nameless community, something that started after “Sameness” when all of the memories were erased and everyone became equal. While the film has no discussion of “Sameness”, and instead refers to it as “the ruin”, the basis is the same. The look and feel of the movie, however, is more futuristic than that of the book. In the book, for example, characters take pills to stop “stirrings”, what is understood to be sexual desire, while in the film all community members must take a daily injection. Other small details include the fact that there are no retina scans to open doors in the book; instead, there is a secretary-like person.

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