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…show more content…
Sharon Black, author of “Harry Potter: A magical prescription for just about anyone,” believes J.K. Rowling created Ron, Harry, and Hermione as fictional characters who begin as just our friends but through their adventures, “ultimately become our teachers” (Black). As the novels progress, the three main characters lose friends and family members as well as go through seasons when friendships are tested and lives are endangered. When combating Malfoy, the evil school bully, or Voldemort, the evil and powerful threat to the wizarding society, the friends continue to remain loyal, brave, and courageous. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are portrayed as being heroes for their school and their world, but according to the authors of “The Power of Harry,” Sara Ann Beach and Elizabeth Harden Willner, these characters also “have their faults and make very human errors in judgment” (Beach and Willner). Although J.K. Rowling is not a Christian, she demonstrates that even in a world where magic is real, perfection is not attainable, affirming the Bible verse that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Adam Rickel in “Harry Potter – Good or Bad?” mentions how the books teach that actions never go without consequences, which children can relate to their own everyday lives and decisions (Rickel). The appealing, yet unusual, absence of crude jokes, sex, drugs, and curse words in Harry’s story
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