why to read book if you can watch a movie

“BOOKS AND MOVIES ARE LIKE APPLES AND ORANGES. THEY BOTH ARE FRUIT BUT TASTE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.”

QUOTE BY STEPHEN KING

Let’s talk about the books vs movies argument.

If you love books, you’ll likely emphatically agree that the book version of any story is superior to the film version. So much of what makes a book or a story come alive on the page is the use of figurative language and other word play.

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, technically a play, is often lost to modern audiences because the language just doesn’t translate on screen. We can hear the cadence of the dialogue, but we can’t fully appreciate the consistent pattern throughout each line of the play, descriptions and all. But what I think is sometimes books are better than movies. Books can let you imagine the events happening in the story. They are also more detailed than movies because movies sometimes leave out some important details. Being a bookworm, I have experienced that sometimes the characters shown in a movie are way opposite than they are described in a book.

Imagination plays a very important role when we speak of books and movies. Reading allows us to imagine the situation, environment, characters and their personality. Basically, movies are made from our imagination. Reading does improve a person’s creativity due to imagination: because you are using your brain while reading, your concentration and focus levels improve. On the other hand, movies leave viewers with little imagination, but they focus on visual effects.

Now if I talk about movie lovers, A point that is worth noting is time consumption. A lot of people argue about this topic. Reading a book from cover to cover takes a lot of time; of course it depends on the book, the writing style and the wording. Furthermore, Entertainment Value is a part of a programme whose goal is to entertain or attract the audience’s attention. Books do that by enticing the reader by specific details that engage you. Some people find books more entertaining due to this reason. A Several people who both read books and watch movies claim that they were disappointed after seeing the movie as they had a higher expectations set up when they previously read the book. When you read a book, you might take a day, a month or several months to finish it. You read at your own pace and in your own time.  People often complain that certain characters or events from a book aren’t in the movie. This upsets them because that missing part might have had a special resonance with them.

The primary culprit when it comes to understanding why books are better than movies is your imagination. When you read a book, mental images of the characters, how the characters sound, how the landscapes look and what the world is like is created by you, the reader. At last ,a movie will never be as good as the book, because the book is your world, while the movie is someone else’s.


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