In the novel The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman, there were many different stories about JanePittman's life. In the movie there were not as many stories as the novel, but they were still quite interesting. The novel and the movie had many similarities and differences.
Some of the similarities were very noticeable. Just from the beginning, in both the movie and the novel, Ned carried the two rocks that made the fire for Jane and Ned. Ned then moves away and writes Jane, but the letter doesn't reach Jane for a whole year. Albert Clevoue shot Ned in both.
Joe had to pay colonel Dye for getting him out of trouble with the Ku Klux Klan. Colonel Dye was selfish and asked for money as "interest", most find him just greedy. Once Jane and Joe moved away, Jane had a couple of dreams that Joe would be killed by some horse, so she went to a hoo-doo.
Sure enough, Joe was killed by a horse. Later, a boy was born, and they called him "The One." His name was Jimmy. They wanted him to become a preacher, but he didn't want to.
Differences that were highly noticeable were that in the novel, the interviewer was a teacher that wanted her information for his class and in the movie, it was a magazine reporter. When Albert Clevoue died in the novel, the chariots of hell came for him, and in the movie, you don't even hear of his death. In the novel, it was a black horse that killed Joe Pittman, and the movie, white.
In conclusion, the novel had more, described the stories more thoroughly. One might find that the novel is much more enlightening than the movie, but it takes more time to read the novel than...