Everyone loves to sit down and read a good book that really makes you get into it. What about a type of literature that really makes you wonder and is not realistic but fun to read about because it is different. Then maybe you should read the book called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which was written by a talented writer named J.K. Rowling. This is an amazing book that is very popular, but then at the same time very disliked by some also. Witchcraft and other mythical actions happen upon this novel and can capture your mind in the first chapter. It can capture children and adults alike; this is not just a book for children. Some adults think otherwise though because many of them have been
J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, which have reached worldwide popularity have an effect on children has not been matched by any other book. The novels have encouraged children to read for entertainment instead of turning to television or video games. When a piece of literature inspires children as the Harry Potter novels do, limiting a child’s access to the novels seems ridiculous. Unfortunately, this is what is happening with Harry Potter. The books are challenged and banned in schools and libraries all over the world because parents contend that the content is unsuitable. The content, which revolves around a world full of wizardry and witchcraft, has some parents actively
The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling has created quite a stir among public schools and churches. Some parents and ministers are afraid these books are teaching wizardry, witchcraft, and evil to their children, while others think they are books of harmless fantasy. There are two sides to this controversy, but I believe that these are just a way for kids to make-believe and imagine.
All this has added to the growing popularity of the Harry Potter brand that is everywhere today. Young readers can relate to Harry’s issues and the books create another world the readers can subconsciously ‘escape’ too.
Fantasy appeals to us, to put it crudely, because of the relationship between magic and morality. An alternate world filled with strange and wonderful things, a world defined by imagination, gives us a setting in which to lose ourselves within. J.K. Rowling has done this and has captured the minds and hearts of readers all around the world with her bestselling series “Harry Potter”. As we engage in the engrossing narrative following Harry Potter and his friends, some may be able to relate to the lives of such characters. J.K. Rowling takes an undeniably riveting approach to showcasing the round characterizations throughout her novel "Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone" to such a degree that the reader can personally identify with such characters.
Did you know that the Harry Potter series has been translated into 68 different languages and has sold over 400 million copies worldwide? Harry Potter has inspired a new generation of readers. Harry Potter is banned in so many schools, but it still has changed our culture.
Public schools are becoming more laid back about what they teach in each subject to make it less uncomfortable for individuals to talk about; for example, sex education is taught in schools more in depth and at an earlier age today than in the past to make it easier for people to talk about sex in a more mature manner. Banning books that contain sexual content, vulgarity, and violence give children and young adults a reason to snicker about these topics when discussed in class because we are taught that these topics are not appropriate to talk about publicly. There are many factors that play a major role in how an individual perceives certain topics in books. If taught at an earlier age that these topics are suitable for mature
Kindergarten and elementary school introduced Accelerated Reading, a point system that awarded children for reading books and testing well on them. The competitive nature it brought was key to my advancing as a reader through 5th grade. I was reading little series like Junie B. Jones and Magic Tree House, connecting with these simple characters and finding a certain comfort in the familiarity between each book in them. In the fourth grade, I began trying to chase the top spot in the AR rankings, Catherine. She won every year, racking up over 1,000 points. I just began pulling large books off the shelf and reading them. This was how I came across the most impressive series of my generation: Harry Potter. I read the fourth book first, because it was the biggest. It totally threw of my experience, as I read 5,6, and 7, then went back to read the first three. Rowling's ability to immerse me in a universe sparked
Imagine discovering that you’re not an ordinary person, but a wizard with magnificent, magical powers. Imagine attending a school where you’ll study transfiguration and charms instead of trigonometry and chem. Imagine the thrill of flying across the sky on a broomstick. These adventures and many others are waiting to be experienced in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by novelist J. K. Rowling. This fanciful and entertaining tale has taken the youth of the nation by storm, and its sales have only been surpassed by the book’s sequels, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
I agree with Sarah Begley in “What The List Of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society's Fears” because she states how us as citizens have rights, and one of them being the first amendment which grants us freedom of press which prevents the government from interfering with distribution of information and opinions, which is why we shouldn’t be challenging or banning books.” We don’t get many challenges by diverse people,” she adds. In recent years, book challenges have peaked while religious liberty bills were in the news, she says. Some causes for for banning or challenging books may be religious reasons, the religious liberty bill protects us and our freedom. I think this statement is reasonable because people have rights which protect them
Censorship is a concept with several different meanings. To each individual censorship has its own meaning. Is it a violation of our rights or is it a protection for our well being? Censorship in the generic sense refers to the suppression of information, ideas, or opinions. It occurs in all forms of communication from technological media to print media. Each society, culture, or individual's belief is violated by the codes of censorship that our society instills.
On the topic of banning books, many parents worry about the wellbeing of their kin when placed and introduced into dangerous topics. Often fearing their child is unable to handle the true reality of life 's many undesirable events. Parents will go as far as banning a book about a little yellow bear and his friends living in the woods. As many of us go through hardships it 's just a “roadblock we have to drive or swerve on the road,” to development. Through the strife of concerned parents, many organizations try to rebel and advocate for a younger audience to read these books. These operations choose to go against parents through having a yearly “Banned Books Week.” Reading books like; Fight Club, The Glass Castle, and believe it or
Using imagination and creativity, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has defined literature as transformative. In this seven-book series J.K Rowling imagined and creatively pieced together a fantasy world of muggles, wizards, tyrants, and heroes to symbolically share with readers problems plaguing modern society. Similar to Shelley’s work of the past, never before have readers in the modern era seen teenage and adult mania surrounding an 11-year-old wizard. Some will argue that J.K. Rowling’s young-adult series lacks depth or wants to twist young minds by using magic and evil, but through close examination it is evident that
Another factor which I believe has led to the novels success is that while reading, the reader wishes that they could live in this fantasy world created by Rowling where life is anything but ordinary. The novels make the reader somewhat desire a life like the one led by the characters of the novels, like going to a school to learn wizarding, always having extraordinary things happen and just being at Hogwarts seems like an unequaled joy for some. These novels have the ability to reignite the long lost imaginations of adults, and keep the imaginations of children strong.