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Why Do People Choose Watching Adaptations of English Literature Over Reading It?

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.8, No. 3)

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Page : 160-164

Keywords : literature; film adaptation; novels; joji; the colour purple; 2 states;

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Nowadays people prefer to watch movie adaptations of a work rather than reading it. The main reason is the novel of around two fifty to n number of pages will finish within one and a half to three hours of duration. Even students of literature follow this trend of watching movies rather than reading books. The positive and negative of this trend are different for a student or academia of literature and people from other professions. Through this research paper, I am analyzing what are the positive and negative sides of this trend? How can we acquire the habit of reading books? What are the limitations of film adaptations? How can some directors overcome these limitations? The research is based on my view on five movies from multiple languages including Malayalam, English, Swedish, Hindi and Italian that are adapted from famous novels and plays. The movies are Joji (2021), The Colour Purple (1985), A Man Called Ove (2015), 2 States (2014) and Canterbury Tales (1972)

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