Movies vs Books Essay

Submitted By Tabitha-Castle
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Tabitha Castle
Mr. Nichols
Eng 101-104
11 March 2015
To Read or To Watch is the Question When you ask people whether they prefer 'Movies or Books', you are likely to get a variety of replies. Some people will prefer reading books and other will prefer watching movies. There is another interesting phenomena and that is a section of the population that enjoy both equally. For some people, reading a book is not the easiest hobby in the world. We have all sometimes picked up a book and put it down after battling to read the first page. This is nothing to do with ability or concentration; it is to do with whether or not the book is of personal interest. It has to do whether the book actually meets our needs. In other words what is inside the covers of the book may not match the blurb on the outside which is very misleading and very disappointing. The same can be said for movies. How often have we all watched the trailers advertised on TV, thinking that the movie looks really interesting? Then follows the anticipation of going to the movies to watch it, or wait until its available to download and rent at home, only to watch the first ten minutes and realize that it is not going to get any better than 'boring'! This can majorly suck.
Sometimes it is easier to watch a movie rather than read the book. Some movies that are adaptations of books can enhance the setting, the scenery and dialogue. This is especially helpful for people who have experienced difficulty in learning to read, as watching the movie as well as reading the book can enhance the experience. A movie adaptation can enhance the experience of the book and can bring to life, and get transported into 'this other world'. This is why I enjoy movies more than reading. Visual images are very powerful, but so is the