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books are better than movies

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Started: 9/14/2014 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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eaglezz

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I have to write a persuasive text for English on why books are better than movies, so can someone please give me some good reasons.
ElectricLady

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Books are better than movies because they can convey more details. With movies, you have dialogue and action. With books, you have both of those, but also often descriptions of the character's thoughts, more background details, and whatever else the author wants to include in the narration.

Entire plot points are often left out of movies, too, when the movie is based on a book. Movies are expected to be over in two hours or less, while books can go on for 1,000 pages or more. A lot has to be cut out in the process.

You can use more of your imagination with books. You can picture yourself as the main character or make up their appearance yourself. With movies, they often cast the same few popular actors in everything and they're almost always thin, conventionally beautiful, white people. When you're reading a book, you can imagine a much larger variety in the character's appearances and it keeps things more interesting. (And you're not distracted by thoughts like "why did Princess Mia give up the crown to become Catwoman???)
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Uh... I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to do at this point. Maybe you should've made this a one round debate instead of five rounds?
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Posted by GrandMassaSpectre 2 years ago
GrandMassaSpectre
Books can be better than movies because the book is written by the person who had the idea of making it (the author) while the movie based on the book is missing some of the plot points so you have to read the book to get the full idea of what is going on the in the story.
Posted by Emilirose 2 years ago
Emilirose
Good reasons would be learning and gaining knowledge. While that can be achieved with certain movies, it can't on the same level. When you read a book (particularly non-fiction) you are basically absorbing a wealth of information which is deeply beneficial in terms of intellectual growth.

The main purpose of movies is entertainment. A book offers intellectual stimulation and use of thought more.
Posted by Truth_seeker 2 years ago
Truth_seeker
I think this should be in the forms
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