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Comparison of Eragon
Transcript of Comparison of Eragon
ONLY IN THE MOVIE
A Comparison of the
Just an Intro
ONLY IN THE NOVEL
Lengthened amount of
time spent in Carvahall,
traveling though eastern
Alagaësia and Orthiad
More makeup of the
characters and their histories
A play fight between Eragon
and Roran showing their
Showing King Galbatorix's
reactions to Eragon and
Saphira's traveling's progress
Though Eragon is more abrupt in his decisions in the movie, he is extremely
loyal to his friends and Saphira in each story.
Both wokss show how each encounter affects Eragon. Death and betrayal cause distrust and sadness within the group but alike all true heroes, steady reserves of strength come forth relinquishing bonds.
The portrayal of King Galbatorix.
In the novel, he's a distant figure who doesn't care for
his people and sends Durza to do his evil bidding. He doesn't act much due to the tricky politics binding the situation, but you know that he is deadly and not to be messed with.
In the movie, he becomes a cowardly king, crazy from ruling
unchallenged too long. He shows to be a coward, sitting on his throne and thinking how much more he could rotate the pitch in his
voice while he talks. He absolutely disgust me, tarnishing the
reputation created in the books.
Producers, you could have done
This ending where
Eragon pulls the vanishing
act to kill Durza in midair.
I preferred this ending because
it seemed a noble and acute way
to sum up his quest. The
book gave me an "Oh no, I'm reaching my word limit!" (or "accidentally saved" for more professional matters) flat ending to summarize. (More on What Didn't Work- Novel slide)
Craving a a novel set in an entirely different and fantastical world, I selected Eragon. With it's diverse culture, rich history and politics, and set of strong characters, Eragon was a fantastic novel. I especially applaud Paolini's creativity in forming the Old Language. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am eagerly waiting for the sequel to scour it!
The movie sadly, did not reach its full
potential like the book. While it had reasonably good structure, some scenes and actions were out of character and rushed. Overall it's good movie to watch if you've never read the book. Then you wouldn't be disturbed every 5 seconds in anger do to the massive amount of incorrect details!
What the movie
sadly lacked was the valuable
politics of Alagaësia such as
Angela's puzzling fortune and
Solembum's mysterious knowledge.
The plot is mostly written well, though
it seemed as if the producer did not
plan to setup the end for a sequel.
Another element that took away from the
legacy of the book was the numerous incorrect
details in Eragon's journey. From his hair color
to his rescue of Arya, to his rash behavior of
attempting to heal Brom and Saphira and
not keel over. All deducting
The only part that didn't
settle with me was the
ending. Eragon is trapped by
Durza and despairs the point of his
quest and resisting. But then they're
both distracted as Ayra miraculously
shatters the centuries old Star Sapphire,
giving Eragon an extremely convenient
distraction to stab Durza.
I once read "Heroes can accidentally be
trapped into dilemmas, but they cannot
accidentally be saved by them". It shows a
flimsy recount of all the passion and
knowledge experienced in
reading an mystical
Saphira's growth in
maturity. She became a
feisty, lovable guardian vs.
impulsive pet to look after.
Eragon's advancement in wisdom
and levelheadedness for evaluation
He grows up quickly and is NOT rash!
The consequences of using magic
when it's rules are not followed. This
is clearly stated in the novel and
See, this trailer actually makes me want to see the movie!
THE CHARM IN:
ONLY IN THE
ONLY IN THE
Brom's burial with Saphira, Eragon, and Arya
I believe the pictures speak for themselves.
Spoilers ahead! Enter at your own risk!
Ok, I warned you...