Compare And Contrast Howl's Moving Castle Book And Movie

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Many people in today’s society enjoy a good book and tend to be extremely excited when a movie based off that book is announced. However, during the filming of the movie, some aspects of the story are changed and replaced with different aspects that the director of the film believe will make a better story for viewers to watch on the big screen. In the story of Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianne Wynne Jones, a young girl gets put under a spell that turns her outside appearance into that of an old woman, making her leave home and move in with the great Wizard Howl. Many fans of the book, and even people that were not fans of the book, were very excited when the movie, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was released. Both the book, Howl’s Moving Castle, and its movie adaptation portray the story very well, however each version of this story has its own interpretations of certain characters, such as the differences in Sophie’s and Howl’s characters, and scenes, such as the opening scene of the story. The book starts out by giving a backstory before the introduction and the main conflict. A summary of this back story would be as follows: Sophie also has two younger sisters in the book, Lettie and Martha. Her sisters are sent out into apprenticeships of their own while Sophie stays behind to take care of her father’s hat shop. In the movie, this backstory to…show more content…
In the book, Howl and his fire demon, Calcifer, are bound together by a contract that they made when Howl was much younger. Calcifer and Sophie make a deal where if Sophie can break the contract between him and Howl, he will break the spell that is on her as well. In fact, this deal with Calcifer is the reason why Sophie stays at Howl’s castle. She spends most of the book figuring out how to break Howl and Calcifer’s contract. In the end, she figures it out and separates them. Miyazaki put many of these details into the movie, as

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