Bartleby the Scrivener, A Tale of Wall Street Essay | Student Essay

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"Bartleby the Scrivener": Short Story vs. Movie

Summary: Key differences exist between Herman Melville's short story "Bartleby the Scrivener" and the movie version of the story, "Bartleby." These differences include the job Bartleby holds, from a scrivener in the story to an audit clerk in the movie; the movie's removal of the walls, which in the story signified Bartleby's inability to escape from his tedious life and how he separated himself frome everyone else; the setting, from Wall Street in the story to England in the movie; and Bartleby's destination after he is removed from the office, which was a prison in the story, but a mental hospital in the movie. These differences change the overall effect of the story.
Almost every time a short story or novel is made into a movie there are changes that the director or editor makes that either add to or take away from the movie. These changes are made to format the story so that it will relate to its audience and also to show the director's creativity. For instance, the movie trilogy, Lord Of The Rings, contained much less detail than the books. By being able to show appearances and settings, the need for as much detail was gone. This added to the movies in that it wasn't as stretched out. Another, but opposite example, are the Harry Potter books. These are opposite given that the use of detail in the books is needed and that the movie doesn't show the details as well. The movies also take out many scenes that add to the...

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