The Giver - Film & Book Comparison

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The Giver - Film/Novel Comparison
Fiona from the book The Giver, is very laid back and is a supporting character in the book, while in the film version she is made into this love interest. She also completely changed jobs in the community, which actually resulted in different endings for each the book and movie. Although she is the same dialogue-wise, her personality even somewhat changed from book to movie.
Fiona in the book was never a love interest, she was always a best friend and just supported Jonas. The reason I believe they changed her into a love interest is because they were increasing everyone’s age and it gave a more memorable ending to the movie. The book just cut off after he gets to the bottom of the hill. It was never said what happened to Fiona after Jonas leaves the community. She just disappears and isn’t in the book anymore.
Fiona was a caregiver in the book and took care of the old people. In the movie, they completely went to the opposite side of the spectrum and she was a nurturer and took care of newchildren. It makes sense that they made the decision to give her a very caring, sweet job with the newchildren. Without her having that job, she wouldn’t have had access to the facility that Gabe was at at the end of the movie when Jonas took him. In the book Gabe never leaves Jonas’s dwelling. He just takes him out of his crib and leaves, in the movie, they made it into a huge action sequence. I thought that it was cliche but essential that the director decided to change her job role from caregiver of the old to a nurturer.

Jonas never actually said the word love to Fiona in the book, however in the movie, Jonas expressed his feelings really openly and in the movie. Everyone in the book also never had to get daily injections, they only had to take vitamins and then injections if they got “stirrings”.
I believe that the directors changed…...

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