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Harry Potter novels

In 1980, when Sybill Trelawney was having an interview with Albus Dumbledore in the Hog's Head pub for the position of Divination Teacher, Dumbledore at first thought she was a fraud. Then,...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2018 9:27 am UTC

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The character of Harry Potter is not simply a wizarding boy who battles Voldemort. What the author has created through Harry is an age old character device, in that she uses Harry as a symbol of...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2015 2:51 pm UTC

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In 1980, at the Hog’s Head Inn, Sybil Trelawney was being interviewed by Albus Dumbledore to become the new Divination professor at Hogwarts. During the interview, Sybil made a prophecy that, at...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2019 10:52 am UTC

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Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels that were written by J.K. Rowling. The seven novels focus on the life of Harry Potter, a young boy who discovers he has magical talents while living...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2019 1:48 pm UTC

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The main theme running throughout the novel is good versus evil. Harry Potter represents the good, whereas Voldemort is evil personified. Harry's upbringing as the oppressed foster child raised by...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 1:30 am UTC

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To define "unDursleyish," we need to define "Dursleyish." "Dursleyish" is an invented word to describe people like Vernon and Petunia Dursley. The Dursleys were Harry Potter's aunt and uncle who...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2018 12:52 pm UTC

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Joseph Campbell, a scholar in the field of comparative mythology, came up with the archetypal hero's journey that occurs in many myths from around the world going back thousands of years. This...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2016 8:22 pm UTC

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In each Harry Potter novel, we learn a little bit more about the ghosts of each house. Of course, there are ghosts which do not belong to any house in particular. The are the headless horsemen...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2012 9:04 pm UTC

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According to Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling came up with the idea for Harry Pottery when she was delayed during travel. In 1990, J.K. Rowling was traveling by train from Manchester to King's Cross after...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2017 1:57 pm UTC

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Both Harry Potter and Beowulf show heroism through selflessness specifically at the end of their respective stories. Harry takes a long time to accept his role as a hero and the only person who can...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2012 6:52 pm UTC

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Harry Potter only lived with his parents for a very brief period of his early life. His parents, James and Lily Potter, were murdered by Voldemort, in an attempt to get to Harry, when he was a year...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2018 9:16 am UTC

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Severus Snape is one of the most complex and controversial figures in the entire Harry Potter series. He is a loner, a fighter, and an educator. Equal parts villain and hero, Severus Snape is one...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2019 7:07 pm UTC

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Beginning with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the series spans seven books. J. K. Rowling tells the tale of Harry and his friends Ron...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2018 6:36 pm UTC

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I would argue that Harry Potter's scar isn't so much defined in terms of being a "physical imperfection"—rather, it is important for the ways in which it serves as a connection between Harry Potter...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2019 1:38 am UTC

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As the other answer to this question states, there are almost too many reasons behind Harry's success to list. However, there are a couple of main reasons that contribute to Harry's success that...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2016 8:00 pm UTC

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This series of questions contains a number of topics that are all interconnected, and an understanding of the subconscious is fundamental to a psychoanalytic reading of the Harry Potter novels. The...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2018 8:03 pm UTC

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The first thing that makes the Harry Potter books so appealing to children is the magical realist world of the fantasy novel in which the rules of nature—time, space and physics—do not apply....

Latest answer posted July 20, 2020 11:57 pm UTC

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You could make a convincing argument for both, but I believe they are parallels of each other. They are both very intelligent and charismatic kids, and even both end up playing Seeker on their...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2019 6:34 pm UTC

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The character Professor Snape may be one of the most difficult to analyse in the Harry Potter series. It is not until we have read the entire series that we realize what a complex character...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2012 8:45 pm UTC

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One possible interpretation of Harry's scar is that it is a physical reminder of his infant resistance to Lord Voldemort. While no adult wizard had the magical power to resist Voldemort, Harry's...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2012 6:30 pm UTC

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It's worth noting, the Harry Potter series is a coming-of-age story, tracking the growth of its characters from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood. As the characters grow up, so do...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019 4:17 am UTC

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When you ask how JK Rowling used “historical aspects to plot” the Harry Potter series, I assume you are asking what aspects of real-world history show up in that series. I will base my answer on...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2015 7:20 pm UTC

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Yes, I know some die-hard Potter fans. Well you have to know what a muggle is. A muggle is a non-magical person, so Harry Potter jokes often refer to us (normal people) as muggles. I'd also hear...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2012 4:29 am UTC

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