Ms. Gokturk                                                                           Name: _______________________________

Soph II

 

“Button, Button” Twilight Zone Episode

                                                                          

How is Norma  in the episode different than the Norma in the short story and what is the overall impact on you, the audience? Use specific details (what she says, what she does, how) from the episode. How do these changes impact your reading of the story?

 

 

 

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How Arthur is in the episode different than the Arthur in the short story and what is the overall impact on you, the audience? Use specific details (what says, what he does, how) from the episode. How do these changes impact your reading of the story?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How would you describe the couple’s relationship in the episode?  How does this  what you know the outcome of the story is, “Do you really think you knew your husband?”?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spot the changes.  For each, explain how the episode is different from Matheson’s story. Comment if the change results in changing your reactions to the original story.

How the box is discovered

 

 

 

How Norma feels about Arthur

 

 

 

How Arthur feels about Norma

 

 

 

Steward’s appearance and demeanor

 

 

 

$ amount

 

 

 

Norma’s reaction to the box

 

 

 

Revealing the inside of the box

 

 

 

How the button gets pushed

 

 

 

Significance of “someone you don’t know”

 

 

 

 

Did The Twilight Zone nail it or fail it? Explain.