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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark by Ryder Windham- Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, by Ryder Windham
- There are 4 main characters in this book, Indiana Jones, Marion Ravenwood, René Belloq, and Major Toht.
- Indiana Jones is an archaeologist as well as a Professor of Archaeology at the fictional Marshall College in Bedford, Connecticut. Indiana is the main protagonist of the story. Indiana is constantly on the run from those who wish to sabotage his archaeological plans and discoveries or from those who wish to end his life. During his various ventures across the globe, Indy reconciles with old friends, makes new friends, and finds new enemies.
- Marion Ravenwood is a tough, self-reliant woman who is unintimidated by men and is able to take care of herself when the situation demands it. Surprised to see Indiana Jones years after he abandoned her and their relationship, she is unwillingly forced to tag along on Indiana’s quests after a bar she owned in rural Asia was burned by Nazi treasure hunters.
- René Belloq was a French archaeologist who rivaled Indiana Jones. René is one of the antagonists of the story. He constantly made efforts to sabotage Indiana’s findings and was successful in stealing Indiana’s treasures many times. He was hired as a mercenary by Nazi treasure hunters and he worked for the Nazis to look for the same artifact that Indiana Jones sought.
- Major Toht was a Gestapo agent part of the Nazi treasure hunting team. He was a sadistic psychopath and was extremely loyal to Adolf Hitler. Toht was the main antagonist of the story. He was a quiet man, rarely speaking unless he was torturing another character or intimidating another character.
- The story is set in 1936, a few years before the start of World War II. A team of Nazi treasure hunters led by Major Toht watch over Indiana Jones when he reconciles with an old friend by the name of Marion Ravenwood. The Nazis had evidence that Ravenwood possessed a headpiece capable of pinpointing the location of the Ark of the Covenant, a biblical artifact supposedly used by the ancient Hebrews to carry the Ten Commandments on their march to their Promised Land. If Indiana could locate the Ark using Marion’s headpiece and give it to the U.S. government for extensive examination, all may go well, but if the Nazis find the Ark of the Covenant first, they could harness its power to gain a massive advantage in the ensuing World War.
- The main conflict of the story was about Indiana, Marion, and the rest of his friends beating Major Toht’s team of hunters to the Ark of the Covenant. Despite the fact that the Nazis acquired the Ark, the mysterious spirits that were emitted from the Ark upon opening had the ability to send anyone into the afterlife if the people happen to look at the spirits. Not knowing this serious fact, this put the Nazis’ lives in grave danger.
- I enjoyed this book as I had knowledge about the stories of Indiana Jones. Since this book was written after the Indiana Jones film of the same name, it was easy for me to follow along the story as I had previously watched the movie when I was much younger. Adapting an adventure movie to a book has many advantages, and one was the fact that the author could further explain key plot points or give the characters in the story more development. Reading the book always kept me remembering about the parts that came next in the story, and it was a great feeling because it reminded me of my first time watching Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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It was produced by Frank Marshall for Lucasfilm Ltd. The film originated from Lucas's desire to create a modern version of the serials of the s and s. The first installment in the Indiana Jones franchise , the film stars Harrison Ford as archaeologist Indiana Jones , who battles a group of Nazis searching for the Ark of the Covenant. Raiders of the Lost Ark became 's top-grossing film and remains one of the highest-grossing films adjusted for inflation. It is often considered one of the greatest films ever made.
This article first appeared in issue of Empire magazine. Subscribe to Empire today. Steven Spielberg: Indiana Jones redefined the classic American hero as someone who did not have a backbone made of steel and skin made of Teflon. The idea that our intrepid archaeologist could actually do himself bodily injury made him accessible. He always comes out on top, but he has to swallow his pride without losing his nerve. George Lucas : People have tried to do what we did, but they don't understand the humour of it.