The Lost World Essay Research Paper Jurassic

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The Lost World Essay, Research Paper Jurassic Park – The Lost World Comparison ? Contrast The Lost World as a novel is very different from its film version. The most contrasts are found in the beginning of the story. For instance, the novel starts off with Ian Malcolm giving a detailed lecture on extinction theories at the Santa Fe Research Center. Where as, the film starts with a wealthy British family vacationing on Isla Sorna, an island of Costa Rica. On this island the tiny dinosaurs called compys attack a young British girl. As you can see the beginning of the novel is completely different from the beginning of the film. As a matter of fact, the novel and the film do not begin to have any similarities until the characters get to Site-B, an island off of Costa Rica

where the dinosaurs where bred. The characters in The Lost World did have a lot of similarities as well as differences. One major character is Ian Malcolm, a forty-year-old man who was one of the early pioneers in the Chaos Theory. Malcolm also featured in the first Jurassic Park. Even though he was in both the novel and the film, his characteristics were different. In the novel his leg was hurt from his previous expedition in the first Jurassic Park, but in the film he seemed to be perfectly healthy and uninjured. Another character that plays a major roll is Richard Levine, an arrogant thirty-year-old man. In the novel Levine plays as a wealthy paleontologist in search of Site-B. As for the film, Richard Levine plays a completely different roll. In the film he is the nephew of

John Hammond, the creator of the dinosaurs. He also has no association with being a paleontologist; his interests in the movie are for making money off the dinosaurs by creating an amusement park that features the dinosaurs on the main land. Sarah Harding plays a big part in then novel and as well as the film. In the novel Harding plays a rather young biologist, which has a relationship with Ian Malcolm. The only difference with Harding between the novel and the film is that she plays a biologist in the novel and a paleontologist in the film. Another two characters that play a major roll in the novel are Kelly Curtis and Arby Benton. Kelly is a thirteen-year-old seventh grader, who has an interest in paleontology, not to mention that she idols Sarah Harding. Arby is an

eleven-year-old African American seventh grader; he has been skipped up a grade because he is so intelligent. In the novel the two children sneak on to the boat is on the expedition to Site-B. In the film there is only one child, a young African American girl named Kelly that is related to Ian Malcolm by adoption, which also sneaks on to the island. The most similar of the novel and film is probably the terrain of Costa Rica. This is probably because the terrain is a known fact that cannot be changed. In both the novel and film, the terrain is covered with rocky cliffs and volcanic ridges. Ravines, tall grasses, and very dense overgrown jungles also flourished the island. Considering the dense overgrown jungles it was very hard for the characters to see the buildings and roads

from the air, which made it difficult to find a good place to land. One thing that made it difficult to travel, besides the dinosaurs hunting them, was the gusty winds with updrafts. The dinosaurs were obviously similar in the novel and film. The only thing that contrasted the two is the fact that the novel had more of a variety of dinosaurs than the film. There were three dinosaurs that were mainly featured in the novel and film. Among the three, was the famous Tyrannosaurs Rex, which caused the most damage and casualties. The T-Rex reaches about twenty to twenty-five feet in height and has gigantic bone crushing jaws with flesh tearing teeth. Another one was the Velociraptor, more commonly known as the raptor. The raptors were probably the smartest of the dinosaurs. The raptor