Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Analysis

J. K. Rowling


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is primarily set at Hogwarts. In addition to places familiar to readers of the first two...

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Literary Qualities

Rowling's literary style in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban continues her traditional writing techniques found in the first...

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Social Sensitivity

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban features such social issues as crime, punishment, and justice. Black's unfair incarceration...

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(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Beahm, George. Muggles and Magic: An Unofficial Guide to J. K. Rowling and the Harry Potter Phenomenon. 2d ed. Charlottesville, Va.: Hampton Roads, 2006.

Blake, Andrew. The Irresistible Rise of Harry Potter: Kid-Lit in a Globalized World. London: Verso, 2002.

Eccleshare, Julia. A Guide to the Harry Potter Novels. London: Continuum, 2002.

Gupta, Suman. Re-Reading Harry Potter. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Heilman, Elizabeth, ed. Harry Potter’s World: Multidisciplinary Critical Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2002.


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Topics for Discussion

1. Should Harry have used magic in reaction to Aunt Marge's hateful comments about his parents? What were his alternatives? Should he have...

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Ideas for Reports and Papers

1. Research information about the criminal justice system in Great Britain and the country where you live. Compare and contrast the two...

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Related Titles / Adaptations

The third book in the Harry Potter saga, following Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of...

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For Further Reference

Del Negro, Janice M. Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (October 1999): 68. This review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner...

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