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# Several movie versions of Charles Dickens' Tale of Two Cities have bee

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Several movie versions of Charles Dickens' Tale of Two Cities have been made. The original movie version made in 1939 is the best because it is closest in spirit to the original novel.
An underlying assumption of the argument above is that a movie based on a novel should:

A) reflect the director's original interpretation of the main themes of the novel.
B) accurately depict the time and place in which the novel is set.
C) feature actors and actresses who closely resemble the characters in the novel both in body and spirit.
D) faithfully render the details of the plot from the narrator's point of view.
E) capture the true meaning and intention of the novel.
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23 Dec 2014, 21:16
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Why not D? Can someone please explain
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23 Dec 2014, 22:25
mdheeraj04 wrote:
Why not D? Can someone please explain

The key idea here is "details of the plot". This refers to the events, twists and turns in the plot, which is a component of the spirit and intention the (author of a) novel tries to convey. However, E is quite better as it directly relates to the main question. So, essentially "true meaning and intention" is closer to "spirit" than "details of plot".

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22 Nov 2017, 19:03
can anyone explain why option A is wrong?

i was confused between A and E and finally selected A
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22 Nov 2017, 20:34
brs1cob wrote:
can anyone explain why option A is wrong?

i was confused between A and E and finally selected A

A) reflect the director's original interpretation of the main themes of the novel.---Movie must reflect the original plots or themes , but According to his/her sense of understanding, Director may interpret the novel plot different also...in that case movie will loose its originality.So A cannot be the assumption .
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26 Nov 2017, 01:09
I fail to understand why option D is incorrect. I need expert's help here.
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18 Mar 2018, 00:17
ajaym28 wrote:
Several movie versions of Charles Dickens' Tale of Two Cities have been made. The original movie version made in 1939 is the best because it is closest in spirit to the original novel.
An underlying assumption of the argument above is that a movie based on a novel should:

A) reflect the director's original interpretation of the main themes of the novel.
B) accurately depict the time and place in which the novel is set.
C) feature actors and actresses who closely resemble the characters in the novel both in body and spirit.
D) faithfully render the details of the plot from the narrator's point of view.
E) capture the true meaning and intention of the novel.

A) reflect the director's original interpretation of the main themes of the novel. Not of director's but of novel's.
B) accurately depict the time and place in which the novel is set. Time and place not equal to spirit of the novel. May be slightly
C) feature actors and actresses who closely resemble the characters in the novel both in body and spirit. not so important.
D) faithfully render the details of the plot from the narrator's point of view. Close one but let's check the last answer choice.
E) capture the true meaning and intention of the novel. perfect

(E)
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18 Mar 2018, 20:51
Nikhil_as wrote:
I fail to understand why option D is incorrect. I need expert's help here.

because in assumption says that connects to the spirit of novel which is underlined in otion E.
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