The similarities in the diving bell and the butterfly and the sea inside are obviously that they both have locked in syndrome and the stories are just about how difficult life is when you’re paralyzed. Another similarity is they both seem to have very detailed day dreams that seem almost unreal. To me the major differences between the two stories is that Bauby actually did something productive and accepted who he was and Ramon didn’t like who he was and killed himself. I thought the sea inside was more powerful because I’m a visual learner and I connected more with the movie then the book. Also Ramon acts more depresses and he talked about it a little more then Bauby so I felt worse for him.