A Story and Film Comparison: The Dead

Snow also symbolizes purity, covering all the world's imperfections with a fresh, new, white blanket. In both the story and the film, snow is used for these two purposes.

Second, the characters were changed some for purposes in the film that were different than the story, although the dialogue that was in the story remained essentially the same in the film, almost word for word in some instances. One instance where characters were added, was a guest that was added to the party. This guest recites the poem "Broken VowsaE before Aunt Julia sings. However, although this character was added, the majority of the characters stay the same, as well as their actions. For example, in the story Miss Ivors and Gabriel dance and have a small argument. This argument exists in the movie between the same characters.

Third, the theme of the story and the film remain the same between both, the theme being the situation of never getting to know someone. This is shown in both the story and the film when Gretta speaks



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