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The Natural vs the UnNatural In the novel and the movie the Natural many differences in the plot the characters and the theme give both a very different mood and overall meaning Many small differences add up to give each work a distinctive feel to it and an important moral Roys relationship with Iris the incident when Roy gets poisoned and the ending all effectively display the differences that have such an important bearing on the outcome and effect of the theme Iris is a key character in both the movie and the book however he role in each is quite different First of all Iris in the book is visually a complete opposite of Iris in the movie In the book Iris is described as corpulent with a head full of red hair yet in the movie she is a skinny relatively attractive blond Thus Roys relationship with Iris in the book and in the movie is quite different In the book Roy is not very attracted to her and in addition she is a grandmother which does not appeal to Roy at all This also comments on Roys personality in the book because he ends up sleeping with her anyway even though he has no real feelings for her The following quote illustrates Roys actual feelings for Iris Darling whispered Iris win for our boy He stared at her What boy I am pregnant There were tears in her eyes Her belly was slender then the impact hit him Holy Jesus This displays how Roy really does not want to be stuck with Iris and a child However in the movie Iris is a romantic prospect for Roy throughout the entire story They grow up together as friends in the film and we know that they are quite in love before Roy leaves on the train to play baseball This is a contrasting difference from the book
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