Harry Potter

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  • Harry Potter is a Classic Essay

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    HARRY POTTER—MORE THAN A CONTEMPORARY PHENOMENON What makes a book a classic? What is it about a book that will have generation after generation reading it? English Literature majors could spend hours theorizing the answers to this question. One series of texts that has received publicity and wide-spread acclaim over the past seven years is the Harry Potter collection. J.K. Rowling could never have possibly imagined how her little book about a boy with broken glasses and a scar on his forehead

  • Harry Potter : Identity And Identity

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    a lot about. For me, that subsection is Harry Potter. While I am quite friendly with many people who are well versed in the fiction and mythology of the book series, I myself have never gone deep into this world of fans. Yet, there is a major group of my fellow students who identify as “Potterheads.” Not knowing a great deal about this community and their ways of interacting with one another, I decided to go to a meeting of Chapman University’s Harry Potter club, the Chapman Marauders to answer a

  • The Importance Of The Banning Of Harry Potter

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    In the year 1999 the series of Harry Potter by J.K Rowling were challenged. A year later in the 2000’s it would officially be banned. The reason for its removal was because of some controversial topics such as religion and setting a bad example for children and young adults, but others think otherwise (Maughan). Mainly the parents of the children, who choose to read these series, have questioned Harry Potter. One of the biggest reasons why is because of religion. For those have read the books we

  • Stereotypes In Harry Potter

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    In the Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling sets up many stereotypes in the books. By the end of the series Harry breaks through many of these boundaries and it helps him in the end. Rowling is saying through this that all people are equal and separation hurts all and helps no one. One stereotype that is set up very early in the series is something very real and it is often seen in everyday life. The Dursleys are “proud to say that they are perfectly normal, thank you very much.” They look down upon

  • Examples Of Racism In Harry Potter

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    1997, a new children’s author, J.K. Rowling, released a book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and took the world and the wizarding world by storm. The Harry Potter franchise, which later went on to include seven books and eight movie adaptations, tells the story of a young wizard, named Harry Potter, and his rag-tag group of friends as they battle Lord Voldemort and his loyal followers of Death Eaters. The books follow Harry, who at first did not know he was a wizard and had to adapt to

  • The Value Of Appropriation In The Harry Potter Music

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    being appropriated from. To support this argument, I will be displaying the value of interactivity added to the Harry Potter fandom through A Very Potter Musical. A Very Potter Musical (also known as AVPM) was created in 2009, parodying J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. AVPM appropriated many of the characters in the series, as well as storylines and visuals from several of the Harry Potter books and movies, to reimagine Rowling’s young adult fiction novels as a work of musical comedy. In this sense

  • Harry Potter Vs. Christians Essay

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    magic I wanted to produce. In my teen years, a book called Harry Potter caught my attention. It took me to a world I thought could only belong in my head. J.K. Rowling brought words of description to my dreams and brought out the little witch and wizard in many children's lives. I have not been able to find a more descriptive, memorable, imaginative, and well-written books for both children and adults to read and enjoy.

  • Hermione's Intelligence In Harry Potter

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    she contributed to a large extent to the the success of Harry. Because of this episode, among others, these scholars that think that the Harry Potter series presents a stereotypical gendered vision therefore argues that Hermione is only an enabler of Harry and Ron's adventures, that she is kind of passive. However, during this episode, Ron can also appear as an enabler, as he sacrifices himself on the chessboard so to allow Hermione and Harry to go on. Then, Hermione makes her own sacrifice as well

  • Examples Of Adaptation In Harry Potter

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    We are constantly surrounded by adaptations, from BBC One’s adaptation of Ann Cleeves’ Shetland, to Harry Potter. Adaptation is an integral part of our lives as we long always strive for meaning in everything, adaptation can allow us to see new meanings in what we watch and take something we would not necessarily have seen in the original. Adaptation is the application of previous concepts to new concepts, taking for instance a play onto the big screen, whilst the original conditions are lost a

  • Examples Of Tragic Hero In Harry Potter

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    In the book Harry Potter and the philosophers stone, Lord Voldemort was presented as a bad guy whose name you are not allowed to say out loud. What if he was so called “tragic hero”? To be convinced by my claim, the first thing a reader needs to know is that this is based on opinions and also evidence such as: Voldemort is not just a bad guy, he is a very clever figure and a huge part of the whole series, which means, you can’t just call him “a bad villain”. I have read an extended essay made by