News By/Courtesy: Lia Jils | 25 Oct 2020 12:23pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The shape of water is a novel written by Guillermo Del Toro and Daniel Kraus.
  • The story is set in America around the time 1960's.
  • The novel begins with Richard strickland, a monster who land in South America to track the fish-man.

The shape of water is a novel written by Guillermo Del Toro and Daniel Kraus. This story expands the Oscar-winning original story. The shape of water is a fantasy drama that had many awards in this season of The Year. Starring Sally Hawkins Michelle Shannon with Jenkins and Octavia Spencer was nominated for 13 o scars and also won four including best picture and best director. The movie has a lot to recommend for itself such as fine performances stunning visuals and award-winning background score and a captivating and unusual love story. For those who haven't seen the film here is the plot outline.

The story is set in America around the time 1960s. The story follows Elisa, a mute janitor working at a government research center in Baltimore. She falls in love with an amphibious man imprisoned and being tortured at the lab. when the military decides to murder him Elisa with her friends Giles and Zelda plan a suicide rescue. Toro and Daniel Kraus retell the story of love through the novel form and a subsequent book published in March. The shape of water is not just a novel of romance. It is also a story of the marginalized- the rejected(mute Elisa), the oppressed(Black friend Zelda), the persecuted(Giles), and the different(fish men) who all the survive in the cruelty of the world find purpose in it and risk for the powerful Monsters. This two-hour movie touches the surface of all these personal struggles. This book has no such limitations. It has almost 300 pages.

The novel dive into the thoughts of the characters. The character of the fish man makes the story richer. This character not only helps in a finer understanding of the strange connection Elisa and the fisherman shared but also deepens the reader's attachment to both characters. They try to light up their lonely and difficult life with music laughter, love, and friendship.

The novel begins with Richard Strickland, a monster who lands in South America to track the fish-man. He is always two seconds away from dripping off his Mask of sanity. Another Main character is Strickland's wife Elaine. This story is also set in the past. These books you have to read very slowly because you wouldn't want it to end.

 

 

This article does not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual, community, sect, or religion, etcetera. This article is based purely on the author’s personal opinion and views in the exercise of the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under Article 19(1) (A) and other related laws being enforced in India for the time being.

 

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 25 Oct 2020 17:31pm IST


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