The background of the story is set in a place that does not exist. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is the main location of the story and various places like Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley have been referred to in the books and movies, which do not exist in real life (McCabe).
The characters in a fantasy book can create magic and make fanciful and imaginative strategies to overcome the problems or provide with solutions. In the given series of Harry Potter, the young boy discovers that he is a young wizard and grows up through the series only to avenge his parent’s death and save the magical world by killing Lord Voldemort. He has to do this by destroying the seven parts of his soul which has been hidden in various objects. Thus the solutions are magical and clearly make Harry Potter’s books and movies a part of the fantasy genre (Mammen, Robbins and Rowling).
This installment of these series of novels was adapted into a feature-length film under the same name as the book. This movie is the first one to be released in 2001. According to the critics and book lovers, it is one movie whose movie is the closest description of the book. Despite of being very close, there are always certain differences which can be noticed between the book and the movie. Though the cast of the movie has been chosen brilliant and the direction of the movie is such that the readers would actually experience the book coming alive, but there are certain differences which have been noticed in the movie. They will get further discussed below.
One of the scenes shows a Burmese Python in the movie, whereas the book had a Boa Constrictor.
The relatives of the main character are blonde in the book but not in the movie.
The Sorting Hat is an imaginative hat that sorts the students in the book and sings three songs. These songs are not present in the movie.
Peeves, the Poltergeist, is a character in the book which is not present in the movie (Daniels and Smith).
Minor changes like the ones mentioned above have been made while making the movie, but none of the changes are big enough to completely defy the main aspect of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.