The Kite Runner Film Comparison Paper

One useful way of seeing what happens in literature and film is to compare a film adaptation of a literary work. In this assignment, we will identify differences by closely analyzing specific scenes in the literary original and then examining the way the same scenes are portrayed in their cinematic counterparts.

 

Write a one-page paper (MLA format) that analyzes two differences between the novel and the film.  You should be focusing on why the director has chosen to portray the scenes in a particular manner and what he is trying to accomplish by altering the story from the original text. 

 

THE KITE RUNNER NOVEL / FILM COMPARISON RUBRIC

                       

Knowledge/ Understanding

Thorough

Level 4

Considerable

Level 3

Developing

Level 2

Limited

Level 1

Grade

 

Content

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Textual Support

student understands and clarifies complex textual issues

content is always relevant and topical

 

 

 

always supports ideas with relevant details, passages, and patterns from the text

carefully interprets significance or meaning of details

 

student understands many textual issues

has clear, reasoned ideas

content is mainly relevant and topical

 

generally supports ideas with relevant details, passages and patterns from the text

interprets significance or meaning of details

 

student understands some textual issues

relevance of comments is not always clear

 

 

 

sometimes supports ideas with relevant details

sometimes offers unconnected support

interpretation is basic

 

student has a limited knowledge of content

offers mainly summary

comments tend to be off-topic

 

 

 

rarely or has difficulty supporting ideas with relevant details or offers unconnected support

does not offer interpretation

 

 

 

 

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Thinking

Thorough

Level 4

Considerable

Level 3

Developing

Level 2

Limited

Level 1

 

Planning and Preparation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis

Synthesis

Evaluation

Conclusions

Critical Thinking

student knows and cites specific textual references

has clearly thought about the text/issue in advance

chart is very detailed and interpretive

 

explores uncertainty and recognizes ambiguity

can integrate, connect, and synthesize ideas

draws significant conclusions

student knows some references by memory

some indication of thinking in advance

chart is well done and contains a lot of information

 

 

is willing to explore complex issues

can manage some uncertainty and ambiguity

can integrate, connect, and synthesize some ideas

draws a  conclusion

 

student knows few references

little evidence of forethought

chart is sporadically completed

 

 

 

can have an inflexible approach

can offer unformed judgments

makes some attempt to connect ideas

draws partial conclusions

student is unaware of specifics

no evidence of forethought

chart is incomplete and does not reflect similarities and differences

 

 

 

 

limited ability to incorporate more than one idea

limited or no attempt to connect ideas or draw conclusions

 

 

 

 

 

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Communication

Thorough

Level 4

Considerable

Level 3

Developing

Level 2

Limited

Level 1

Grade

Organization of Ideas and Information

student is focused and specific and explains own points logically and clearly

uses a precise and appropriate vocabulary

writing is virtually flawless

student is focused and explains own points clearly, using an appropriate vocabulary

writing contains some errors, but does not take away from the understanding of the ideas

ideas are offered but are not always clear, logical, or tend to be broad rather than specific

vocabulary tends to be underdeveloped or inaccurate

writing creates confusion about certain points and shows little proofing

ideas are not offered or are unclear

vocabulary is consistently underdeveloped or inaccurate

writing is not clear and does not adhere to grammatical conventions

 

 

 

 

/4