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Many times in literature a character may remind the reader of a character of another work of literature or someone famous When this piece of literature is translated to a film the characters representation may change entirely A wonderful example of this representation is Michael Crichtons Jurassic Park In this work the character John Hammond portrays a greedy arrogant and pompous old man with a dream to build a park full of cloned dinosaurs using DNA found in preserved mosquitoes Hammonds character changes severely from the novel to the film and has a major impact on the overall story In the film Hammond is portrayed as a jolly old man with only two wishes to do something that has never been done and please children John Hammonds change from a insatiable old man to a jolly grandfatherly entertainer is a major transformation and has a huge effect on the theme In the novel Crichton portrays his character Hammond as a guy with a dream at first With the development of the story also comes the development of Hammonds character The reader begins to see Hammonds evil side Hammond becomes a greedy man who wishes to play god through bio-technology and cloning Hammond supports this argument when he stated Face the damn facts Henry This isnt America This isnt even Costa Rica This is my island I own it And nothing is going to stop me from opening Jurassic Park to all the children of the world Or at least to the rich ones Hammond desires to have control over the dinosaurs no matter what the cost ends up being The selfishness of Hammonds character also led to stubbornness This stubbornness would not allow Hammond to foresee the consequences of his island but rather only allows him to envision future profits that he would like to think will come to the island Hammonds character in the novel can be related to Marry Shelleys Dr
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