J. K. Rowling Mystery & Detective Fiction Analysis - Essay

J. K. Rowling Mystery & Detective Fiction Analysis

(Masterpieces of Fiction, Detective and Mystery Edition)

J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels are similar in construction to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. To solve the mysteries at the heart of each story, Harry, Ron, and Hermione, the three principal characters, act as amateur sleuths who sift through clues and puzzles to eliminate suspects and identify actual wrongdoers. The books require careful reading, as seemingly insignificant phrases and sentences often turn out to be major clues. Throughout each narrative, Rowling presents several possible solutions to the mystery, which frequently lead the characters to draw false conclusions based on circumstantial evidence. When Harry, Ron, and Hermione act on their incorrect assumptions, they discover that...

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