Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecc Similarities Between Novel And Film

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Today many young students choose to read mystery novels such as Rebecca. Daphne du Maurier wrote the mystery novel titled Rebecca in 1938. The novel was retold by A.S.M. Ronaldson in 2008. The story starts when the owner of Manderley Mr. Maxim de Winter marries a simple and inexperienced girl who is the narrator of the story. Maxim takes her to Manderley and introduces her to the housekeeper called Mrs. Danvers. She is serious and unfriendly with the narrator. The narrator is thinking Maxim does not love her and she always compares herself to how Rebecca was beautiful. Maxim feels nervous and thinks he will be in jail when finds the body of Rebecca. He tells his new wife a big secret, he killed Rebecca and he never loved her. The narrator …show more content…
The first point of similarity is in the character of the narrator. In both the novel and film, she is simple and young Englishwoman who has little experience in life. For example, in the novel, she is a young companion to Mrs, Van Hopper. Also, in the film, she is young assistant to this American woman. Mrs. Van Hopper always says how young and innocent she is in the novel and film. The second point of similarity is the narrators’ relationship with Frank. In the novel and film, Frank comforts her because she thinks Maxim does not love her like Rebecca. For example, in Chapter 4, she does not have confidence in herself. So, Frank explains to the narrator how she is lovely and a nice young girl and that the most important in relationship between couple is good feelings within the heart. The last point of similarity is the narrator becomes more close to Maxim after she finds out his secret. In both the novel and film, in the library Maxim tells to the new wife he killed Rebecca in the cottage. The narrator does not leave her husband alone when she finds out that he killed his first wife. She holds him in her arms and tells him there are no witnesses or proof what he did and the people still think it is an accident. That happens in both novel and film. Therefore, those three points clearly show the similarities between the novel and

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