Book/Film Comparison of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”


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Book/Film Comparison of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
Title of Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Fiction)
Author: J. K. Rowling Number of pages: 739
City: New YorkCopyright date: 2007
Publishing Company: Arthur A. Levine Books, an Imprint of Scholastic
Major characters:
1. Harry Potter is a seventeen-year-old wizard. When he was a boy, his wizard parents were
killed by Lord Voldemort, an evil wizard and Harry’s nemesis. Voldemort also unsuccessfully tried to kill Harry. The attempt left a lightening bolt scar on Harry’s forehead. He wears glasses and looks kind of nerdy.
2. Hermione Granger, a witch, is also a teenager. She is super smart, good at magic spells, and one of Harry’s closest friends. Her parents are...
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.....d ignoring him. In the movie, the Dursleys are just shown getting in the car, with Vernon saying it was not safe in the house anymore. I would have filmed it just like it was in the book, word for word.
Indicate whether you liked the book or the film better and explain why. (You must choose one or the other.)
I liked the book better. There was much more back story. You could understand the characters’ inner thoughts and motivations. The book was also more detailed. It contained more about the quirks of the characters and why they behave the way they do. It had much more information about spells and magic and how it all worked—things like how to cast spells and ward them off. The movie seemed more like a general outline of the magical world.