Term Paper on The Birds

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The Birds


The short story "The Birds" was written by Daphne du Maurrier and was filmed and directed
by Alfred Hitchcock. It has a very interesting and suspenseful plot. The short story was
well written and the film was well played, both are very similar. Although, they have a
few differences the film and short story have the same mood and theme. Would the
differences in the film and the short story affect the suspenseful and frightening plot?


Alfred Hitchcock did an outstanding job filming the movie matching it with the short
story. In both the short story and film flocks and flocks of gulls, robins, and sparrows
join each other. This is a very uncommon, because different species of birds never work
mutually. Also, the story and the film are both in the identical climate. It is cold and
chilly; "The ground is frozen and it will be a black winter."


The climate gives both versions of the story an eerie or creepy feeling. Each version has
the main character boarding up the windows to protect themselves from the suicidal birds
that try to break the barriers in front of the windows. Anyone who thought the birds would
not attack are usually found dead with their eyes pecked away. The film and the story both
have pathetic endings. Although they are dissimilar endings they are much alike in
crudeness and should has been revised with an improved and more conventional ending.
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