Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone Book Analysis

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Do you read the book and compare it to the movie, or do you watch the movie and compare it to the book? I have read and watched Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone more times than I can count. The book allows you to accomplish your creative side and use your imagination to feel the places as well as the scenes. You can develop an image in your mind of what you predict a character will look like and how they will sound. There is no dissatisfactory acting so you can imagine it the way you want, anywhere you want. But how does the book compare to the movie? Will the music and special effects keep you interested? Can the movie fit everything from the book into two hours of excitement, or will it bore you and put you to sleep? With this in mind, let's discuss the similarities and differences of my all time favorite. First, when I read Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowland, I have to say that I enjoyed it thoroughly. The names of all the characters were spot on except for one named Peeves. He was not mentioned in the movie. The similarity in the age of the characters are close for the most part. They are very close to how they are described looking in the book as well as in the movie. In both…show more content…
Harry wears sneakers in the book, but in the movie he apprears to be wearing a pair of Timberland boots. Also, the Hogwarts students have many classes that include the History of Magic and Herbology, and Defense classes against the Dark Arts, but there is no mention of it in the movie. As mentioned earlier, Rowling writes that Harry speaks Parseltongue and releases a boa constrictor, but in the film, the snake at the zoo is a Burmese Python. During their fist flying lesson, a boy named Ron gets blasted in the face by his broom, but there is no mention in the book, although I think it should have been as it is
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