People Are Sharing The Changes Movies And Shows Made From The Books That Really Upset Them And Now I'm Activated

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to share which changes movies and shows made from the source material that really annoyed them. Here are some of the most infuriating responses:

1.In The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Caleb sacrifices himself at the end of the film.

Lionsgate

However, in the book, Tris — the main character and Caleb's sister — is the one to sacrifice herself instead of Caleb.

close up of Tris

Why this change is upsetting: Tris' sacrifice had a deep impact on those around her, especially her boyfriend, Four.

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Lionsgate

2.In The Haunting of Hill House, Nell had a husband and a happy marriage.

two characters dancing
Netflix

However, in the book, Nell doesn't have a partner.

a woman about to cry

Why this change is upsetting: Nell is fully focused on the goings-on in the house and no distracted by partner.

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Netflix

3.In The Sun Is Also A Star, Natasha wears gold headphones.

a woman walking down the street with large headphones as a man runs to catch up behind her
Warner Bros.

However, in the book, Natasha wears pink headphones.

pink headphones on a table and the cover of the book

Why this change is upsetting: Natasha's pink headphones is an ongoing metaphor in the story and symbol of her and Daniel's love.

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4.In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Dumbledore aggressively asks Harry if he put his name in the Goblet of Fire.

However, in the book, Dumbledore calmly asks Harry if he put his name in the Goblet, since their relationship was more of a fatherly/mentoring one.

the book page with a circle around the word calmly

Why this change is upsetting: Dumbledore would never, ever speak to Harry this way, nor would he ever put his hands on a student.

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Bloomsbury

5.In Eragon, Angela is a young, attractive fortune teller.

the fortune teller with a beaded hat
20th Century Fox / Courtesy Everett Collection

However, in the book, it's implied that Angela is quite old and has lived for "a very long time."

the book cover with a dragon on it

Why this change is upsetting: Angela's aged wisdom is not as easy to believe when she looks this young.

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Knopf

6.In The Moral Instruments: City of Bones, Clary and Jace are brother and sister.

Sony Pictures

However, in the books, Clary's dad tricks Clary and Jace into believing they are brother and sister, but they eventually find out they are not related.

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Why this change is upsetting: Jace and Clary are soulmates! Not siblings.

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7.In My Sister's Keeper, Kate encourages her sister to sue for medical emancipation because she no longer wants Anna's organs and is ready to die after her battle with Leukemia.

an arrow pointing to Kate with text that reads "dies in the movie"
New Line Cinema / Courtesy Everett Collection

However, in the book, Anna dies in a car accident on her way to court and her organs are given to her sister, Kate, who grows up to be a ballet dancer and lives with the guilt of living because of her sister's death.

an arrow pointing to Anna with text that reads "dies in the book"

Why this change is upsetting: It just...didn't at ALL happen that way in the book, so it was confusing to fans of the book who watched the film.

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8.In Matilda, the Wormwoods live in an American suburb.

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However, in the book, the Wormwoods live in Buckinghamshire, England.

the book cover with an illustrated girl surrounded by books

Why this change is upsetting: We lost some of the quirks and specificities that come from living in a small, British town.

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9.In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy's iconic slippers are ruby red.

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However, in the book, Dorothy's slippers are silver.

silver ballet flats

Why this change is upsetting: It isn't really — it's just an interesting change!

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10.In Harry Potter, Harry's eyes are blue and his mother's eyes are brown.

close up of Harry next to his mom when she was his age
Warner Bros.

However, in the book, Harry's eyes are supposed to be bright green, "just like [his] mother's."

close up of a green eye

Why this change is upsetting: A through-line in the story is that Harry is the spitting image of his father, except his has his "mother's eyes."

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11.In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry breaks the Elder Wand in half after defeating Voldemort.

Warner Bros.

However, in the books, Harry uses the Elder Wand to repair his old tried-and-true wand that he accidentally broke.

Warner Bros.

Why this change is upsetting: Harry has a strong bond and relationship with his wand and was sad when it broke. Him fixing it with the Elder Wand — and then returning the wand back to Dumbledore's final resting place — was a full circle moment.

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12.In The Shining, Dick Halloran — the head chef — is killed by Jack when he returns to the Overlook to help Danny and Wendy.

a man lying in fear
Warner Bros.

However, in the book, Halloran lives and escapes the Overlook Hotel with Danny and Wendy.

Halloran looking back and smiling

Why this change is upsetting: Halloran didn't have to die!

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Warner Bros.

13.In Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal escapes prison and informs Clarice that he won't hunt her if she wont hunt him (which, as a newly minted FBI agent, she cannot agree to).

Hannibal calls Clarice and says he wishes he could chat for longer but he's got an old friend coming for dinner
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However, in the book, Hannibal manipulates Clarice into falling in love with him.

Orion Pictures

Why this change is upsetting: Hannibal seducing Clarice showed just how dangerous and manipulative he truly was.

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14.In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Bellatrix and her fellow goons burn down the Burrow.

Warner Bros.

However, in the books, the Burrow is charmed and enchanted to ensure that its location remains a secret.

Harry and some of the students at Hogwarts

Why this change is upsetting: The Burrow was the only place Harry and the Weasleys considered home. It was sad to see it fall to the ground.

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Warner Bros.

15.In The Hunger Games, Greasy Sae gives Katniss the gold Mockingjay pin.

close up of Greasy Sae
Lionsgate

However, in the book, Katniss is friends with a girl named Madge, the daughter of the mayor, who gives her the gold Mockingjay before the reaping.

Lionsgate

Why this change is upsetting: Although Madge was in a small part of the novel, she plays an important character and shows that Katniss has other connections besides her sister and Gale.

16.In Harry Potter, the only ghosts we see are Nearly-Headless Nick and Moaning Myrtle.

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However, in the book, there was another ghost named Peeves the Poltergeist.

Warner Bros.

Why this change is upsetting: Peeves added a lot of much needed humor and levity to the series.

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17.In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Trillian is just an Earth woman who's along for the ride.

Trillian talking to a robot
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However, in the book, Trillian is an astrophysicist, which is why she joins the quest, because she wants to see space and the stars.

the book cover with the title

Why this change is upsetting: Trillian wants to go on the quest to broaden her knowledge in her field, rather than just being a manic pixie dream girl like she is in the movie.

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Pan Books

18.In Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Emma is able to manipulate air/is lighter than air, which is why she wears lead shoes to keep her grounded.

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However, in the book, Emma is able to create fire with her hands.

the book cover with Emma in the middle of the woods

Why this change is upsetting: Emma's ability to create fire with her hands plays a critical role in the later books and is overall definitive of her character.

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Quirk Books

19.In Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, the elves — aside from #Freed Dobby — are treated as servants.

Dobby
Warner Bros.

However, in the book, Hermione starts S.P.E.W. — the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare — after witnessing Winky (who is also absent from the movies) being abused by Barty Crouch Sr.

Warner Bros.

Why this change is upsetting: Hermione's kindness towards the elves in book is an integral reason why they side with her and Harry and the rest of the Order in the battle against Voldemort in book seven.

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20.In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Ginny hides the Potions textbook in the Room of Requirement so Harry wouldn't know where to find it.

Ginny tells Harry to close his eyes so he won't be tempted
Warner Bros.

However, in the books, Harry is the one to hide it. He hides it near an old tiara that he uses as a place marker.

the book page reading that it belongs to the Half Blood Prince and the tiara with a large stone

Why this change is upsetting: In Deathly Hallows, Harry realizes that the "tiara" he hid the book near was actually Rowena Ravenclaw's lost diadem and one of Voldemort's horcruxes. Without this scene in the movie, we don't know how Harry finds the horcrux.

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Warner Bros.

21.In Ella Enchanted, Ella is ordered by the ogres not to move and is helpless until Prince Char saves her.

Prince Char fighting off the ogres
Miramax

However, in the book, Ella stays up all night practicing her Ogerese — the native tongue of the ogres — in order to convince them to spare her, which they do.

the book cover with Ella leaning on a ledge by a book

Why this change is upsetting: Ella getting herself out of a bad situation highlighted her quick thinking and knowhow despite her "gift" of obedience. In the movie, she's just seen as a damsel in distress.

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22.In Enola Holmes, Enola reunites — albeit briefly — with her mother, Eudoria.

Enola and her mother
Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

However, in the books, Enola never sees her mother again.

Netflix

Why this change is upsetting: It added to the ongoing mystery of where her mother was and forced Enola to be independent.

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23.In Memoirs of a Geisha, there are times when the Geishas are seen messy or without makeup.

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one of the Geishas looking through a draw with hair down and no makeup
Columbia Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

However, in the book, a Geisha would never be seen without looking perfect.

Columbia Pictures

Why this change is upsetting: It's historically inaccurate for a Geisha to be seen looking anything less than perfect.

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24.Lastly, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, Voldemort breaks off into a million little pieces after Harry defeats him.

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However, in the books, Voldemort simply falls dead.

an illustration of a man falling to his death

Why this change is upsetting: Voldemort falling dead rather than bursting into a million pieces highlighted his mortality.

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Did we miss any book-to-movie or -show changes that peeved you off? Let us know in the comments below!