Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
The storyline in the book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling is consistent with its namesake movie; yet the movie loses a bit of magic that comes with reading this masterpiece. Understandably, changes were necessary to morph this lengthy book into a film of reasonable length. The movie was thoughtfully created and directed to maintain the integrity of the original story. Slight alterations within the movie from scene to scene or character to character were added and details were deleted to shorten the film to a reasonable length. Still, the theme of good always prevailing over evil and procuring the ending is found in both pieces. Although many small changes were made, I will focus on the few major differences that contrast the book versus the film. The major contrasting evidences proving the book is better than the movie are the subplot of Norbert the Dragon which segway into the difference of a handful of students serving in the Forbidden Forrest under detention and two aspects to reach the final stage to be able to receive the Sorcerer’s Stone, the troll and the potions riddle.
The biggest subplot deprived from the movie was the dealings of the dragon, Norbert, and Hagrid. In the world of wizardy, breeding dragons is illegal without a specific license. During this part of the book and movie, Draco Malfoy is mischievous and looking to get the trio in trouble. In contrast, the movie shows only a little snippet and the dragon does not show up again the film. Whereas in the book, Norbert, whom Hagrid names him, grows and is becoming large. Harry and Hermione Granger figure out a way to rid Hagrid of the dragon through Ron Weasley’s brother, Charlie Weasley. He lives in Romania and is legally taking care of dragons. They set up a rendezvous on top of the Astronomy tower where Charlie’s buddies will pick up Norbert and transport him to Romania. As the exchange takes place, Malfoy tries to...
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