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The story of four sisters fighting against a brutal regime in their country would be interesting whether told in a book or made into a movie In the situation where there is both a book and a movie of a certain story many people wonder whether they should watch the movie or read the book and then if they do both they always wonder which one is better and more effective A movie provides a visual experience that is quick and easy to understand but on the other hand a book provides an indebt look at the characters with a developed plot and an unlimited amount of content The well-known story of the Mirabal sisters living in the Dominican Republic as they fight against the dictatorship of their leader Trujillo is honored and praised around the world Their story has been made into a movie and a book called In the Time of the Butterflies and both have been well reviewed Their story was first written as a book by Julia Alvarez and then made into a movie directed by Mariano Barroso The film and the book both provide a historically accurate story with great detail and authors craft After taking into account the different elements of the film and the book such as the extended detail in the book and use of visual effects in the film it can be concluded that the book was more effective in telling the famous story of the Mirabal sisters The book portrayed the story of the Mirabal sisters better than the film because of how it creates symbols and motifs explains the conflict the girls have with the rule of Trujillo and fully develops each character in a way that is much more effective than the film did In any movie there is a time limit meaning parts of the story must be left out due to time restrictions For example deleted scenes that are extras in
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