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Have you ever been attacked by birds I have I was at the beach feeding bread crumbs to the seagulls when I dropped the bag The bread crumbs spilled everywhere and tens of birds swooped down around me They practically formed a wall of feathers and flapping sounds Luckily though those birds werent trying to peck my eyes out and kill me That is exactly what happens in both the short story and the movie both titled The Birds Both of them are quite similar in the aspect of birds attacking people and living near water There are many differences though ranging from the characters connections to one another and reasoning for the birds attacks There are some similarities between Hitchcocks film and Daphne du Mauriers story The main similarity between the two is probably quite obvious No Im not talking about how birds in both stories entered the house through the chimney I am speaking of the fact that in both of the movies there were birds and they attacked people They were even the same kind of birds the smaller ones you are prone to seeing in your yard and seagulls The fact that the birds were similar could have something to do with the similar settings of the two stories In both it is set rather far from a large city and also near water The connections between the characters in Hitchcocks film were quite different than the ones in du Mauriers story In du Mauriers story they are quite simple Nat Hocken is married and has two children and there is a farm down the roads where people they are friends with live Viola It is rather easy to understand as apposed the relationships in Hitchcocks film The films relationships are filled with complex love triangles no they are more like love polygons There is Mitch Brenner Rod Taylor If you thought this was the most obvious thing youre an idiot
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