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  • The Importance Of Harry Potter

    book have such contrasting viewpoints on its intended purpose? The answer to this question boils down to once again to perception. Many claim that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (all the Harry Potter books in fact), “have been influential in promoting children’s literature and in fostering children’s love for reading. Children are able to identify with Potter, perhaps because he does not look like a typical hero—he is average looking and wears glasses” (Binnendyk and Schonert-Reichl 194). In a similar manner, Harry’s history of being tormented in school allows many children to have empathy and learn from the way Harry handles difficulties. Furthermore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, along with the various other Harry Potter books, are an expression of morality that teaches children a clear sense of good vs. evil(right vs. wrong). Although there are evil characters found in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling clearly shows that Harry’s “role is to restore peace in the school by battling against the dark, evil magic. Harry has no difficulty understanding what is right for the school with the help of his two best friends and the memory of his parents,” (Binnendyk and Schonert-Reichl 197) teaching children the positive message of what is right. In addition, in…

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  • Harry Potter Biography

    Her name is J.K. Rowling. She is responsible for creating the world famous phenomenon of Harry Potter. Although she is a best selling author, her hard work and dedication started from a young age. Joanne’s parents played a major role in her love for the written word. Anne Volant and Pete Rowling met at the age of 18 in 1964 on a train going from King’s Cross Station to Arbroath, Scotland. They were both serving their country. Pete was serving in the British Royal Navy, and Anne was…

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  • Gender Roles In Harry Potter

    Many people have opinions on gender roles, especially for females. When reading or watching the Harry Potter series, you can pick up on hints of both traditional and modern roles. Many people argue that Rowling created a world where female readers may learn that they are inferior to males (Whitton). While they may have a point in some situations, such as the troll incident in the lavatory in the first book, the female characters also stand their own ground. A great example of this is Molly…

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  • Religious Symbolism In Harry Potter

    boarding school in a Scotland castle sounds like the beginnings of a very odd joke. Yet it can be argued that this is essentially what went down in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone. Religious symbolism is heavily entrenched in this young adult movie series, as it naturally should. References to religion is often essential in any narrative that depicts the struggle between darkness and light. This is because darkness and light is often used as a symbolic distinction between God and…

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  • Harry Potter Dichotomy

    Harry Potter is one of those types of novels that everybody all around the world has heard about, kind of like Romeo and Juliet or Titanic, etc. It’s a seven-series-novel that has been made into movies by Warner Bros. Pictures with the last book split into two films. You can find elders, middle-agers, adults, teenagers or even little kids loving Harry Potter. When a new book, or a movie was coming out, you could hear everybody talking about it for weeks, months, or even years on the internet,…

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  • Social Issues In Harry Potter

    story of Harry Potter hit the world by storm. Even people who haven’t read a Harry Potter book or seen a Harry Potter movie, have heard of the famous character. J.K Rowling not only made one of the most successful young adult book series of its time. But she has made it so young adult literature is not just for children but for adults too. Along with her massive success with Harry Potter, she provided that young adult literature is just as good as regular adult literature. In the world of Harry…

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  • Archetypal Narrative In Harry Potter

    In this essay will evaluate the seemingly archetypal narrative that exist within the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling. As of July 2013 The Harry Potter series had sold an approximate amount of 450 million copies, reiterating the notion that the series is one of the best- selling series in all of history. Just as professor Mcgonagall said in the first novel. “every child in our world will know his name!”. To this day, 17 years since the release of the first book, many social scientist have…

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  • The Challenges In The World Of Harry Potter

    The magical world of Harry Potter includes several different types of people. It ranges from young children to mature adults. It has easily spread all over the globe, and has blown up so much that people all around the world have integrated the world of Harry Potter in their lives. These people that are a “part” of the world of Harry Potter dress up like the characters from the movies. Whenever a new book came out, they would stand in front of the bookstores for long hours at a time, dressed as…

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  • The Importance Of Reading Harry Potter

    be normal. Books can also help us feel like someone understands the hard things we may face personally. When I was younger, I came across some difficult times in my life. Then one day Harry Potter flew into my life upon his broomstick, wand in hand, saved me from my own “Uncle Vernon,” and whisked me off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Finally I found a sense of belonging,…

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  • Harry Potter Film Analysis

    Watching the first Harry Potter Film is a vivid memory I keep within me. I recall sitting around my living room with my family by my side munching on salty popcorn and entranced by the story of the boy wizard and his friends. Although I was only around the age of six or seven when I first watched it, I still remember every detail and that says something about the series as a whole. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone came out in 2001 and a decade later, in 2011, Harry Potter and the Deathly…

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