Ella Enchanted Book vs. the Movie Essay

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Ella Enchanted book vs. the movie Many books that were published years ago have recently been made into movies. One of the well-known books that have been made into a film is Ella Enchanted (1997) by Gail Carson Levine. This book won several awards, including the Newbery Honor book in 1998. Ella enchanted, the Disney movie version was released in 2004. Anne Hathaway played the role of Ella and it was directed by Tommy O’Haver. The story talks about a girl named Ella who is cursed at birth by a fairy named Lucinda. Lucinda cursed Ella with total obedience. Throughout the movie, Ella was looking for Lucinda to undo the curse so she could live her life like all other girl and win the love of her life, Prince Charmont.
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She meant to bestow a gift” (3). When Lucinda cursed Ella, she thought that giving Ella full obedience would be a gift, not thinking that this may affect her life and give people around her the chance to take advantage of her. Olive and Hattie are Ella’s stepsisters. Hattie is the one who was able to discover Ella’s curse. In the book, Hattie enjoyed commanding Ella. Ella gave Hattie her precious necklace afterwards, Hattie commanded Ella to not be friends with Areida. Throughout the book and the movie, Hattie and Olive are always jealous of Ella’s beauty and of how well-mannered she is and yet they wanted to be friends with Ella. The reader will think how Hattie and Olive could be Ella’s friends after taking advantage of her. In the book, Hattie said "Ella, you should give it to me. It would be a token of our friendship." (37). Prince Charmont comes in both works as a young leader who was destined to inherit the throne of the kingdom. When Prince Charmont met Ella, he fell in love with her humor and her personality not knowing what she had as a curse. The book reviewer, Nancy Thackaberry from VOYA, stated that “the characters’ personalities and motives are comically crystal clear, but never boring”. She is saying that there is no real changing in the characters in the book, but it’s not boring because the romance and the fantasy that is presented in the book will keep the reader wanting to read more.
When it comes to comparing both works,

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