The Harry Potter Book Series Written By J.k. Rowling

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The Harry Potter book series written by J.K. Rowling took the world by storm when The Sorcerer’s Stone was released in 1997. Adults, teens, and children around the world read and enjoyed the following six books and movies by buying robes and wands, and waiting patiently in long lines at midnight for the release of the newest films. Harry’s story has been translated into 60 languages and has been so successful that J.K. Rowling was the first person to ever become a billionaire by being a writer. Even with all the positive popularity, there are some people, often Christian parents, who “denounce the Harry Potter series, claiming that they will make children want to become wizards and witches” (Black). Other parents agree that the books “promote interest in the occult” and “teach stories of sorcery and Satanism” (Blume). Parents refuse to let their children read the magical tales, and some are even working to get the books banned from schools (Blume). There are many authors and fans that wholeheartedly disagree with these statements and defend the books by pointing out the mature and real life lessons and situations that can be found in Rowling’s writing. Is this famous series positively or negatively impacting the children of today’s world? Should Christian parents discourage their children from reading the Harry Potter books?
Actually, Christian parents should be glad their children are interested in the Harry Potter series because it is filled with life lessons, good morals,…
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