"Raisin in the Sun"- play vs movie

Essay by kbarronUniversity, Bachelor'sA-, April 2003

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The film did a very good job of portraying the emotions the characters were experiencing during the play.

The strongest scene in he book would have to be when Walter turned down the money he would get for not moving into the neighborhood . I felt this took a lot of guts on his part. I also thought that this was a turning point in the novel. By Walter not accepting the money it showed that he not only grew through out the play, but also that he put many things into perspective. His family became the most integrate part of his life, by the end of the novel he realized what was more important. He took a stand for not only him self but for his family when he didn't accept the buyout. I think Walter's unexpected decision to save his integrity by sticking with the move to Claybourne was the best.

In snuck up on you better in the book and a certain intensity hung in the air longer.

I think that the best scene in the motion picture was when Walter had his hand on the check they received. The director focused right in on Walters face and you could actually see a crazed look on Walters face. It foreshadowed that Walter was going to do something.

I felt that when I watched the film I felt more emotion. In a way I enjoy reading more because in your mind you can imagine whatever you want, but in a film, you see what the director sees. I still think that being able to view the film helps convey the emotions that each character feels simply by being able to watch them interact with one another. You seemed to get attached to each individual character.

I think it...