Indiana Common Core Standards:
•Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment. •Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums, determining which details are emphasized in each account. •Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. •Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Part One Directions: Use the following criteria to compare the film Simon Birch to the short story The Scarlet Ibis.
Simon BirchScarlet IbisSimilarities/Differences
•Evidence—use a quote from the text AND a line from the story to back up your answerSimon and joe
Doodle and his big brotherThey erre both narrated by the second character Plot
•Setting impact on plot (if any)
Tries to say that he is gods instrument
Point of view
•First or third person?
•Limited or omniscient?
First personThey were both in first person and the narrator wasn’t the main character it was the second character Symbols
•Symbols in story
•Symbols in movie
•Symbols that are similar in both
•Anything left out?
•EvidenceHis baseball cards and the armadillo
The scarlet ibisThey both mean something to the main characters Theme
•Theme of the movie
•Theme of the story
•Similarities in theme?
•Differences in theme?
•Setting of the story
•Setting of the movie
•Similarities in setting?
•Differences in setting?
•EvidenceI think that is takes place in the 1950’s?
Because of the cars that was in the movie
I dont know They both take place in the past
•Irony and type present in story
•Irony and type present in movie
•EvidenceHe loved to play baseball and he loved joes mom but he killed her with a baseball that he hit into foul territory Situational irony
Dramatic irony because when the scarlet ibis died we new that doodle was soon going to die Both of the main characters die