After watching the movie, The Sea Inside, and reading the book The Diving Bell and the Butterfly I have found that the two are very similar, but at the same they have differences.
Some similarities to the two is that they both were about quadriplegics. In the Sea Inside the main character, Ramone, wished to die because he did not want to be trapped in his own body. In The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the main character, felt as though he was trapped inside a diving bell and was just waiting for him to die. Another similarity between the two is that they both were both true stories, both of the men had no idea what they were in for, their accidents happened so suddenly. These are some similarities between the movie and the book.
Though there aren't that many similarities between the two, there are MANY differences. Such as in The Sea Inside, Ramone falls in love with his attorney, Julia. He has a small affair with her and he was being taken care of by his brother and his family. In The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the main character was hospitalized and was not really in love with anybody. Also the main character in The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, could not move any part of his body except for he could blink his left eyelid. In The Sea Inside, Ramone could move his whole head. The final difference I am going to mention is that Ramone commited "suicide." While on the other hand, the main character in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, died of natural causes. Who took care of them, the fact that one could move his head and one wanted to commit suicide are only a few of the differences between the two.