What is the Difference between Harry Potter Books & Harry Potter Movies?

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What is the Difference between Harry Potter Books & Harry Potter Movies?

Al l the Potterheads who have experienced the best of Harry Potter books and Harry Potter movies certainly know how different the two are. Besides the inspiring Harry Potter quotes, it is quite interesting to note the way certain stories change drastically as you shift from Harry Potter books to Harry Potter movies or vice- versa.

While both have their own charm, Harry Potter books have an edge over the movies when it comes to the details. To add on to it, here is what made Harry Potter movies and books quite different from each other.

#1. On James Potter

The Harry Potter movies and books deal with the character of James Potter differently. When it comes to James Potter’s history, the movie certainly does not have enough room for it other than a brief mention, every now and then. The Harry Potter books, however, provide a better insight on the past and character of Harry Potter’s father.

James Potter

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#2. The Dursleys’ Farewell

The Dursleys have been in a constant conflict with Harry throughout the Harry Potter books and movies. However, the way things end between the Dursleys and Potter is quite different in Harry Potter book as compared to their predictable relationship in Harry Potter movies. In the book, Dudley exhibits a brief moment of remorse and repentance for his behavior which is quite opposite to his constant stance in the Harry Potter movie.

The Dursleys’ Farewell

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#3. Harry-Ginny Relationship

There is a great deal of difference in Harry Potter movies and books when it comes to the relationship of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley. The movie does not depict a gradual unfolding of Harry and Ginny’s relationship. On the contrary, the books do a detailed job of dropping hints in a couple of parts, before it actually exposed to the readers in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Harry-Ginny Relationship

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#4. Dumbledore History

Dumbledore’s past was well-presented in the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2. However, the Harry Potter books provide a much detailed account of the history of Albus Dumbledore. The readers even learn a great deal about his family and what he sees in the Mirror of Erised.

Dumbledore History

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#5. Death Of Voldemort

As against the last part of Harry Potter movie, Voldemort gets a much more humane quality in his death in the book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. While gradually disintegrates to death in the movie, the book contains a part right before his death where Harry stands up to the dark lord and tells him that he simply cannot escape death.

Death Of Voldemort

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#6. Peter Pettigrew’s Hand

Both in Harry Potter movies and books, there is a mention of Peter Pettigrew’s silver hand, which was gifted to him by Voldemort. Pettigrew sacrificed his hand in order to bring the dark lord back to life, and was later, provided with a silver hand instead. However, it is in the book that the fans are presented with the agenda behind this. When Pettigrew exhibited a moment of weakness in the chamber, he was immediately strangulated by his silver hand.

Peter Pettigrew’s Hand

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#7. Voldemort’s Past

The Harry Potter movies do not go into much detail of what went into the making of Voldemort. Harry Potter books, on the other hand, provide a glimpse into the history and past of the dark lord and how he turned out to be the evil that he stood for. The book deals with Voldemort’s family history and how he has been devoid of the idea of love.

Voldemort’s Past

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We would love to hear from you. Which one do you prefer more- Harry Potter books or Harry Potter movies? Kindly use the comment box to share your thoughts and opinions with us.

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Movie and book is amazing. Rowling - genius.

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