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  • Writer's pictureEmily Guo

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 4

In the book, when Harry asks where Luna Lovegood is, Xenophilius Lovegood replies that she is "down at the bottom bridge collecting freshwater plimpies" for the soup. However, in the film, Xenophilius told Harry that Luna will be there shortly, without mentioning where she is.

I think the book is better than the movie at describing this scene because Xenophilius gives a very detailed answer to Harry when Harry asks about Luna whereas the movie barely mentions where Luna is but answers that she’ll be back soon instead. This shows that Xenophilius is avoiding answering Harry’s question directly, which indicates to the audience that he is lying to Harry. A person must give details when he is lying to make it more convincing. In the book, the author made Xenophilius Lovegood lie to Harry by making up a reason to make the plot more natural and convincing. When I first read the book, I was really sold by the details and thought that Luna was down at the bottom bridge collecting freshwater plimpies' to make soup.

In addition, in the book, Harry is alerted to the fact that Luna may not be where her father says she is when he stumbles across her bedroom. He finds it clean and the bed perfectly made, which signals that Luna hasn’t been sleeping there for a while. This detail further implies that Xenophilius Lovegood is lying. However in the movie, this part of the plot is not mentioned. Therefore, I think the book is better than the movie because there are many details in the book that are not captured by the film.

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