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J. K. Rowling: The Incredible Impact of Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling is the author of the best-selling Harry Potter series. As Bruno Bettelheim says, “If we hope to live not just moment to moment, but in true consciousness of our existence, then our greatest need and most difficult achievement is to find meaning in our lives” (Bettelheim 2). ”when children are young, it is literature that carries such information best” (Bettelheim 4). In literary circles, mention of Rowling or her work is likely to raise some tempers. Critics find her work “antithetical to established literary values, sustained by clearly monetary interests, and which in a few short years has climbed to an astonishing peak of international glory and financial success” (Virole 1)...   [tags: Essay on J. K. Rowling]
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Comparison Of CS Lewis's Works and JK Rowling's Works - The work of C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling is of grave vital on the grounds that their work portrays actuality as well as adds to it. Yes, their work is not just a portrayal of actuality; it is somewhat a quality expansion. Their meeting expectations are depictions of the reasoning examples and social standards pervasive commonly. They are a delineation of the diverse features of regular man's existence. Their works serves as a something worth mulling over and a tonic for creative energy and innovativeness....   [tags: CS Lewis, JK Rowling, Literary Analysis]
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J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Harry Potter is an orphaned boy whose parents were attacked and killed by the evil wizard, Lord Voldemort. The boy survived the horrible slaying, which left him with a lightning bolt scar on his forehead. He lives with his disagreeable uncle and aunt and unpleasantly selfish cousin during summer months. The boy attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he learns about potions, flying on a broomstick, and fighting off the evil Lord Voldemort. Harry Potter is adored by children of all ages, along with adults, for his witty humor and fantasy adventures....   [tags: Rowling Harry Potter Essays]
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling There are several settings in Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire. The settings in the book resemble medieval towns and castles. The opening scene is set in an urban street. The following scene is set at the Hogwarts castle. A castle is a common medieval image. Another common medieval image is people gathered in a stadium watching a big event. The next setting in the story is the Quidditch World cup. Another setting in the story is a town called Hogsmeade which is the last remaining wizarding town where the students at Hogwarts take trips to throughout the year....   [tags: Harry Potter Rowling] 1127 words
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J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is NOT Sexually Biased - J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is NOT Sexually Biased J.K. Rowling’s blockbuster Harry Potter series contains mystery, suspense, compelling language and colorful imagery, magical feats, and real life concerns. These books have managed to get children of all ages reading in a society dominated by computers, television, and videos. However, there have been several critics that claim these books are sexually biased. From the beginning of the first Potter book, it is boys and men, wizards and sorcerers, who dominate the scenes and determine the action....   [tags: J.K. Rowling Harry Potter Essays]
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Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - What is the most famous recent novel. Many novels are published every year, but actually, there are only a few novels that become famous and popular, and Harry Potter series is one of them. J. K. Rolling who is living in England and got many prizes by this series of books. These books are loved by lots of children, and adults. She hasnft finished writing yet, but I am going to introduce the first one, which is called gHarry Potter and the Philosopherfs Stoneh. First of all, this book is fiction....   [tags: Harry Potter Rowling] 924 words
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J.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter - J.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Fantasy. It’s a word that every person knows. It’s how we live our lives as children. However, when we grow up, we aren’t supposed to have them any more. When writers come along like J.K. Rowling and J.R. Tolkien, who present us with books of magic and fantasy, the books allow everyone to become kids again. Even though the main characters in the books don’t start out as heroes, they follow the hero’s path to defeat a strong evil that threatens their worlds with a close group of people....   [tags: Lord Rings Rowling Potter Essays] 929 words
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The Fame and Fortune of J.K. Rowling - Fame and Fortune Throughout the years we have watched J.K. Rowling tower over all other authors in the world. Rowling went through many trials, tribulations and hard ships to be the great woman she is today. Rowling’s life is now in the public eye all because of one boy, Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling once said “I thought I’d written something that a handful of people might like. So this has been something of a shock.”- J.K. Rowling (Rowling J.K.). Subsequently Rowling’s life will be forever changed....   [tags: Authors]
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J.K Rowling: A Rise to Fame - J.K. Rowling: A Rise to Fame “ It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default ” -J.K. Rowling. It was in 1990 that Miss. JK Rowling first conceived the idea of Harry Potter and by the year 1998 she made her first million dollars. The true secret to her success was her inexplicable ability to utilize her imagination to distract from her difficult life; this was the ultimate motivation for her to stay positive....   [tags: Harry Potter Series, English Author]
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A Brief Biography of J.K. Rowling - ... She was about 5 or 6 when she wrote her first story (“About the Author”). This was just the start. From then on she has wrote a couple different books. Some have been more popular that others. She has written Conversations with J.K. Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Quidditch Through the Ages. Her most famous series is the ones about Harry Potter. Which include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, The Order of Pheonix, The Half Blood Prince, and The Deathly Hallows....   [tags: contemporary successful female authors] 1346 words
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J.K. Rowling: A Brief Biography - J.K. Rowling The famous author Joanne Rowling Known as J.K. Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 in Bristol England. (J.K. Rowling) Her family consisted of her father Peter James Rowling, mother Anne Rowling, and her sister born two years later Dianne Rowling. Her parents were very good parents and took good care of her and her sister. They lived in a very suitable environment. They did move twice as children. Joanne is said to have been a very imaginative young girl, often imagining things and playing fantasy games....   [tags: famous contemporary women authors] 1142 words
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The Story of J.K. Rowling - Creator of the most famous and best loved character in contemporary fiction, J.K Rowling is also the author of her own escape from a depressing existence on the verge of destitution. On the one hand, there is J.K Rowling who wrote the ‘Harry Potter’ novels, ‘The Casual Vacancy’ and ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’; the literary phenomenon of the nineties and present day. On the other, there is Joanne Rowling (the ‘J.K’ was her agent’s marketing notch), a dreamy, rather shy, but passionate woman whose brilliance in translating her dreams into prose changed her life....   [tags: creator of the Harry Potter series]
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The Adventure of Joanne Rowling - The Adventure of Joanne Rowling Joanne was born on July 31 1965 at Yale Central Hospital in England, Rowling always had a great love for literature and always saw herself as, shy and freckly with no sports ability. Rowling started wring children’s learning novels, but they never really got as popular as she wanted. Her pen name “J.K Rowling” was adopted from her nick-name “Jo” and her mother’s first initial “K”, The reason she chose such a odd name was that of the publisher of the first “Harry Potter” book in her series, He told her, use a relative’s initials or something of that matter for easier publishing purposes....   [tags: potter, literature, children]
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Biography of J.K. Rowling - J.K. Rowling has severely influenced fantasy writing forever. Her multi-million dollar empire of the Harry Potter series has sold mililions of copies of books in over thirty five different languages, and the Harry Potter movie series has made over one million dollars in box office sales. She has created a whole new world, a world that millions of people around the world can connect to. J.K. Rowling has inspired many, including me, to write and to make your life the way you want it to be. I would like to spend the day with J.K....   [tags: biography, writer, fantasy] 662 words
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Biography of Joanne Rowling - ... Rowling has received numerous awards and honorary degrees including: The Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France’s Légion d’Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award. She was also a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University, USA. She supports the charity Volant, a charity to make grants for other charities, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children. Rowling is a great person for many reasons. She has gone to great lengths for charity....   [tags: charities, success and fame] 600 words
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Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - When I was 10, my family and I went to Pakistan so we could attend my uncle’s wedding. This trip would be my first time back there since I was five. I wasn’t exactly looking forward to this trip but my mom tried her best to make me excited by telling me stories of her childhood in Pakistan. Hearing these stories made me happy and I became less and less reluctant on going. Saying that Pakistan was a culture shock to me would be an understatement. I began noticing the drastic differences immediately as I stepped off the plane....   [tags: Hermione, Dumbledore and Voldemort]
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J.K Rowling Saved Reading - J.K Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, saved reading. She took 5 years to do it. It took her 5 years to write and get the first Harry Potter book published. She went to over 10 publishers before someone finally published it. “The original edition appeared on June 30, 1997, in a run of 500 copies, most of which went to public libraries.”(Lebrecht), that’s how many people were expected to read her book. But after the word got out of Harry Potter everyone started reading it. Harry Potter greatly impacted society greatly by making everyone; even adults want to read again....   [tags: publishers, detail, books]
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J.K. Rowling - J.K. Rowling. There are few in the world now who do not know her name. Rowling’s seven-book Harry Potter series has spawned movies, numerous games, clothing, toy lines, as well as many other items. Her high fan-base has been responsible for the creation of well over 570,000 individual Harry Potter based fan-fiction in several languages, as well as several popular and thriving fan-based websites such as MuggleNet.com and The Leaky Cauldron. All said there is no doubt that her works are popular, even beloved all around the world with very little exception....   [tags: Literature]
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J. K. Rowling's Magical World - “Although its importance often goes unrecognized, popular fiction has the power to reach millions of readers and to thus influence culture and society” (Wiener 9). Joanne (J.K.) Rowling’s popular Harry Potter series has definitely reached millions of readers. More than 400 million copies of her books, in fact, have been sold worldwide (Corliss). The genius idea behind the books, theme park, and movie franchise was born on a plain, delayed train ride to London in 1990 (Kirk 66). Rowling’s vision of a young British schoolboy who discovers his talent has sparked the imaginations of children and adults all over the world....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling - Every person I have known throughout my life has influenced me in some way. Growing up in a neighborhood full of adults and few children has shaped who I am today as well as public figures or worldwide events have. When I was little, I was the youngest of all the kids on my block and I wanted to do everything that they did, however, my sister was the complete opposite. She loved to go swimming and stay in and read while I was constantly outside as I never really enjoyed reading or understood the true meaning the books were conveying....   [tags: short stories, british literature]
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J.K Rowling: A Life of Challanges and Success - J. K. Rowling is the writer of the Harry Potter books, which started in 1997 with, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The hero of the books, Harry Potter was a seemingly normal kid who found out that he was a wizard on his eleventh birthday. He receives training to become a wizard at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The books are a constant struggle between good and evil. Harry uses the magic he learns, to protect his friends and defeat his enemies. One of the things J.K Rowling and her hero have in common is that their lives haven’t always been so magical....   [tags: Harry Potter]
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Joanne Rowling Bibliography - Joanne Rowling, often referred to as J.K. Rowling, greatly influences the art of literature and filmmaking to this day. Her books, the Harry Potter series, continue to baffle anyone willing to pick up the books. Even as a girl in primary school, at the small school St Michael’s Church of England School, the love of writing burned bright in the heart of Miss Rowling. From a young age, she utilized her talent for storytelling; she took a specific interest in witchcraft and wizardry when realizing her tales in acts of role playing and dress-up games....   [tags: harry potter, literature, filmmaking]
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J.K Rowling: The Symbolic World of Magic - Joanne Rowling, better known as J.K Rowling the author of the best-selling Harry Potter Series was born in Bristol in 1966. According to J.K, she had two best friends her in her neighborhood whose last name was Potter. She said, “I always liked their name” (Rowling). When she was nine, her family moved to Tutshill, Wales. It was around this time her grandmother, Kathleen passed away, “whose name I took when I needed an extra initial” (Rowling). After leaving her university she moved to London, then in 1990 she and her boyfriend moved to Manchester....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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J.K. Rowling's The Harry Potter Series - The Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling has recently sprung to life in many ways. The first book of the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was published in 1998 in the US (Rowling) and has continuously grown from there. First day sales of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sold 11 million copies worldwide which definitely reflects the fan base of Harry Potter (Gunelius, 76). The fans of this series, also know as the Harry Potter fandom, have taken the series into their own hands using creativity to bring pieces of the series to life....   [tags: summary, literary analysis]
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The Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling - The minds of children are the most impressionable. Children are not born with any predetermined judgments or ideas about controversial subjects. They do not know what racism, homophobia, or discrimination are, or how to practice them. They are not born knowing what religion they will practice, or even what religion is. This fact about children is among the reasons that children's literature is as important as it is. For as long as humans have been creating them, there have been books that have been considered controversial....   [tags: chilren, discrimination, criticism]
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J.K: Rowling and Her Harry Potter Empire - ... However, it was her parents wish that she study something 'more useful' than English" (Pettinger). She then studied a year in paris, graduated, then moved to London. How her books reflect her life: Although the series Harry potter is about a Magical place Rowling puts many aspects of her own life in the Harry Potter series. One of the main characters in the series Hermione Granger is a strong female character who thrives on being right and who is extremely smart. J.K. Rowling did not intend to base Hermione on her childhood persona she describes her childhood self as "I did not set out to make Hermione like me but she is...she is an exaggeration of how I was when I was younger." After...   [tags: young adult book series] 801 words
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling - ... • A month later, on September 1st, Harry goes to the train station and has trouble finding his platform. He asks a red-headed family who also have owls how to get on to Platform 9 and ¾, and soon boards his train to Hogwarts. On the train, Harry make friends with other first-year students like Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, a know-it-all, overachiever Muggle (non-magic born) girl chosen to be present at Hogwarts. When they arrive at school, the first-years take turns placing the “Sorting Hat” on their head to find out in which house they will live....   [tags: story and character analysis] 2900 words
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To JK Rowling from Cho Chang by Rachel Rostad - ‘To JK Rowling from Cho Chang’ by Rachel Rostad, is a poem that is narrated through the perspective of Cho Chang - one of the pivotal characters in the widely acclaimed Harry Potter series written by JK Rowling. It describes young Chang’s angst caused by issues of racism against her, which were inadvertently raised in the hit series. In the first stanza, Chang ridicules the position JKR presented her in the books, in a sarcastic fashion. Until her introduction into literature and eventually media, Asian girls living abroad didn’t have much choice for cosplay but to assume characters like Geisha and Mulan....   [tags: poem analysis] 819 words
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J.K. Rowling Proves Woman Don't Need a Man to Survive - ... As a single parent who managed to cope and pull herself out of poverty and create a massive entertainment empire on the way, she is very inspiring” (Nicholson). Rowling shows women that they don’t have to have super-model looks, or a wonderful voice to be noticed by society; they don’t need that to be an inspiration to people of all ages. Those important words to keep in mind underscore one of J.K. Rowling’s characters sayings, “Wit beyond measure is a man's greatest treasure” (Rowling). Rowling believes that people need to use their brains and a hop in their step to make it in this world....   [tags: harry potter, philanthropic, millionaire] 758 words
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J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series - Thus far in Rowling’s predicted seven book series, all four books can be found to have a number of shared themes that are rather evident in all of them. The most evident, however, would be that things in the land of Harry Potter are not always what they seem, and in order to get along well in this land, you must accept the differences of others. Harry’s life for his first few years could be categorized under both of these themes. Harry, after all, is always having bizarre things happen at the most inopportune moments; his aunt, uncle, and cousin (the Dursleys) are definitely less than accepting of this, resulting in a very poor relationship between Harry and them (The Sorcerer’s Stone 1...   [tags: Harry Potter Series]
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J.K. Rowling’s Allegorical Depiction of Despise and Humility Toward Fame - “Fame is a fickle friend, Harry”, a quote by J.K. Rowling in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. In this quote, Rowling is eluding to the idea that fame is volatile, that it can change for the worse in a second. She recognizes this and is humble about her fame, using it in a way that betters the community instead of herself. Throughout her works, she presents a set of morals about fame endowed in the beloved character Harry Potter, while also creating a sense of despise toward fame itself. The set of morals presented is a set that is representative of her, reflecting what she learned to value as she emerged from a destitute single mother to one of the richest and renowned people in the...   [tags: modesty, paparazzi regulations, feelings]
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J.K. Rowling’s Allegorical Depiction of Despise and Humility Toward Fame - In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry runs from home, and when he is asked his name, he lies about it. Instead of seeking attention and fame, Harry yearns for family. He learns that he has a Godfather, Sirius, who just escaped Azkaban. Naturally, he wants to live with Sirius at the end of the novel, but he knows that he is a wanted fugitive so unfortunately he cannot. This was also evident with the mirror of erised (the mirror that Harry pulls the sorcerer’s stone from). This mirror allows you to see what you desire most, which for Ron and many others its fame and glory....   [tags: harry potter, The Cuckoo’s Calling, media]
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Critical Review of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling - Critical Review (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets-J.K.Rowling) The good of Harry and his allies overpowers the bad in Voldemort “Ginny!” said Mr. Weasley, flabbergasted. “Haven't I taught you anything. What have I always told you. Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain?” The good of Harry and his allies overpowers the bad in Voldemort. Throughout the Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling takes a fantasy and teaches a lesson through 7 books. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets takes place in present-day England described as a nebulous world....   [tags: magic, characters, diary]
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Different Paths a Person Can Take in Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - ... Though they have common backgrounds they have very opposing morals and outlooks on life. Voldemort believes that knowledge is power and that power is what allows you to control everything. He had become the number one student with some of the highest grades because he wanted to gain power not only in magic, but with his peers as well. Harry on the other hand is an average student, being mostly because he doesn't study much and that is always distracted by life threatening events, but his friend Ron also plays a part it as well....   [tags: villain, power, muggles]
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Comparing Ideas of Christian versus J.K. Rowling - The Christian church has had its' divisions over the years. Denominations are torn apart by issues such as being able to lose faith, predestination, and homosexuality. On the personal level, there are always disputes that come up between individuals on what the Bible says is correct or not. Some are black and white, but others are grey. Christians around the world have been fighting each other in the grey since September 1, 1998 when Joanne Kathleen (J.K.) Rowling came out with her latest series....   [tags: Literature] 958 words
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Analysis of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling - Analysis of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling Essay will attempt to analyse the different trailer conventions, which make the trailer 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' a success. The outlined conventions include different scenes, the music and what affect the have on the viewers. This essay will explain the genre of the film and who their target audiences are. The opening scene starts off with Warner Bros Pictures logo in front of a cluster of clouds, this would be one of the unique selling points, and Warner Bros Pictures are incredibly famous all over the world....   [tags: Papers] 1824 words
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The Glass-Ceiling in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - The Glass-Ceiling in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter The portrayal of female characters in British literature has most often reflected the larger perception of women by society during the time of a work’s publication. In this regard, the immensely popular Harry Potter series written by author J.K. Rowling is certainly no exception. The circumstances for women in late 20th century Britain have improved and in many ways are nearing equality with men, yet a notable upper barrier to success still remains....   [tags: JK Rowling, story analysis]
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Weasley Is Our King: The Politics behind Harry Potter - No book in the 21st century has been discussed more than the Harry Potter series. J.K. Rowling’s masterpiece has been published in more than a dozen different languages and sold more than a billion copies. The film adaptations have broken box office records for the past decade and grossed over $7.7 billion dollars worldwide. Though Harry’s adventures at Hogwarts have intrigued thousands of young reader’s, it has not done so without controversy. The series has been so prevalent in our society and has made such an impact that many scholars have begun to compare it to Harriett Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which is believed to have fueled anti-slavery feelings that lead to the American Ci...   [tags: J.K. Rowling novel analysis] 1531 words
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J.K. Rowling's Use of Literary Devices to Teach Skepticism to Her Readers in Harry Potter Books - J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has become one of the most popular children’s series in the world over the past decade. Through these books children and young adults alike have delved into a fantastical world in which they explored the problems that their protagonist, Harry Potter, has faced. In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, the sixth book of the Harry Potter series, Harry dealt with the challenge of proving to his peers and professors that Draco Malfoy and Severus Snape were no longer trustworthy....   [tags: Harry Potter]
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Harry Potter and The Hero's Journey - In movies, novels, and life, people are named as heroes. The heroes we establish and the heroes we recognize, however, may not meet the criteria for a mythic hero. A mythic hero ventures forth on his journey, and comes forth from the hero’s path to greatness. Joseph Campbell, a mythologist who studied many of the great human myths and religious tales, realized, in studying these myths and tales, that there were certain steps that every hero went through. Campbell called this “The Hero’s Journey”; it is based on Carl Jung's idea that all human beings have an archetype....   [tags: story analysis, J.K Rowling]
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A Story of the Exceptional: Fate and Free Will in the Harry Potter Series - ... Dr. Pond provides examples throughout the paper of characters, and mystical items, ancient wisdom and personal interaction. Even to someone who knows little about the storyline, she opened Harry Potter’s world to me with its deeper connection to classical theory and philosophy as well as mysticism and spells. Her example of Harry’s struggle in finding out about the prophecy and the acceptance of his destiny is the pure essence of fate. In bringing Nietzche’s philosophies into the paper, I began to think of other great people whose lives were also manipulated due to their predetermined future....   [tags: J. K. Rowling]
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Similarites Between Recent Literature and Religion - Life versus death and good versus evil are fundamental elements of the religious convictions of many individuals. Though religion is thought to be a crutch by some the elements of religion seem to be in many if not all the stories in our world. The elements are things such as the hope that the one you love will live and not die, that evils, like pride and selfishness, harms even seemingly innocent and good people, there is a power that is in control of others, and even the soul or mind as an essential to whom we are as a person; these are all elements consistently seen through religion....   [tags: Rowling, Tolkien, Meyer]
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Harry Potter is a Classic - 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 would impact world culture....   [tags: J.K. Rowling]
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Secondary Characters in Harry Potter - The Boy Who Lived Could Not Live Without When an intended children's story can become a worldwide bestseller, there's something more to learn than some hidden common moral. As a mother, teacher, charitable volunteer and author, J.K. Rowling wrote a series of seven books known to most people as the exceptional Harry Potter. Being there is more to gain from the reading than just a hero defeating his nemesis; not only children, but teenagers and adults are caught carrying the bewildering stories of Harry Potter all over the world....   [tags: J.K. Rowling] 1021 words
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Harry Potter Controversy - Religious Controversies in Rowling’s Harry Potter Ever since J.K. Rowling first introduced Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 1997, children and adults have read and loved the series. It has gained such popularity that all of the books have been made into major motion pictures, and a Harry Potter attraction has been opened in Universal Studios, Florida. Though the readers love Rowling’s intricate and exciting story lines, many controversies have arisen from these stories, not only in the United States, but also in various countries around the world....   [tags: J.K Rowling, Religion] 988 words
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Harry the Modest Hero in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - Harry Potter is quiet modest and humble compared to the stereotypical hero in most novels. His horrible, bullied, upbringing in the home of his adoptive relatives plays an important role in how he stays so humble and reluctant to accept his praise as a hero. As a result of this upbringing, he also does not see himself as a significant individual. Harry is neither right nor wrong to reject his praise due to the circumstances but his superior modesty shows how true of a hero Harry really is. Harry grew up with the Dursley’s, his adoptive relatives after the passing of both his parents....   [tags: harry potter, j.k. rowling, dumbledore]
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Comparing Snape and Mr Creakle in David Copperfield by Charles Dickens and Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - Comparing Snape and Mr Creakle in David Copperfield by Charles Dickens and Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling Mr Creakle is the headmaster at Salem House, "David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens. Snape is the Potions Master at Hogwarts, Harry Potter series by J K Rowling. It is because of the education system that Mr Creakle and Snape meet the main characters from both books (David and Harry). Whilst Snape teaches his pupils, Mr Creakle's main aim is to inflict physical punishment upon his pupils....   [tags: Papers] 455 words
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Hospitality Operations Management - Robert Rowling, a native from Corpus Christi, has evolved into quite a successful businessman and has landed himself the 93rd spot on Forbes 400. Unlike many people, Robert Rowling was very fortunate to have a father who was extremely well off, by owning an oil company that he later sold to Texaco and is now owned by Chevron (Forbes 400). After selling Tana Oil & Gas for $476.5 million, Robert and his Father started up their equity group called TRT Holdings in 1989 (Texas Monthly). Robert grew up in a very conservative environment and has used some of his right-wing practices within his businesses....   [tags: robert rowling, omni hotels, trt holdings]
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone - My book report is on the book 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone' by J.K. Rowling. The main character Harry Potter, discovers that he not an ordinary boy, he is in fact, a wizard. Harry soon discovers that he is famous, famous for the downfall of a corrupt wizard, Lord Voldemort. Harry finds out that he has been accepted into a school, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a school for young witches and wizards. While in school, he becomes friends with another wizard named Ronald Weasely and witch, Hermione Granger....   [tags: J.K. Rowling essays research papers] 1087 words
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Reading and Censorship of the Harry Potter Novels - Reading and Censorship of the Harry Potter Novels J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, which have reached worldwide popularity have an effect on children has not been matched by any other book. The novels have encouraged children to read for entertainment instead of turning to television or video games. When a piece of literature inspires children as the Harry Potter novels do, limiting a child’s access to the novels seems ridiculous. Unfortunately, this is what is happening with Harry Potter....   [tags: Argumentative J.K. Rowling Potter Essays]
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J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter - The book is about Harry potter an the prison of Azkaban.It is book 3 of a series of 4 extraordinary books written by J.K.Rowling.In this book Harry potter is a 13 year old in his 3rd year at hogwart's school of witch craft and wizardy. In the beginning Harry leaves the dursleys his muggle (non-magical) family, because he blows up his aunt Petunia. He packs all of his trucks and got on a special bus going to diagon alley (a magical city in Britain). On the bus he learned that Sirius black had escaped from the prison of Azkaban and was coming after him....   [tags: essays research papers] 409 words
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The Country Life - To say that people are a part of society is completely incorrect; rather, people are society because without humans, it would not exist. Society, while frowned upon by the very people who live in it, is an important matter and should be treated as such, whether in politics, environmental awareness, or even in a novel. There has never been an incredible book that did not have an incredible setting. Humans are part of humanity and humans write fiction, therefore there cannot be a work of fiction that does not encase some part of civilization, be it real or fictional, historical or futuristic, lethargic or lively....   [tags: JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, Harry Potter, ]
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Character Analysis of Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by JK Rowling - ... Her first major quality is bravery. She has shown much bravery in the books. The most memorable ones would be (firstly) when she and her friends faced a troll that attempted to kill them before they successfully knocked it out. Later, in her second year, she had to venture into the forbidden forest to find a dying unicorn as a form of detention. A similar instance occurred when she and her friends were stuck in a Gringotts (wizard bank) vault. She showed her bravery by using the dragon guarding the vault as a form of escape for her, Harry, and Ron....   [tags: bravery, cleverness, loyalty]
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Harry Potter’s Destiny and Legacy - ... While attending this school the pieces of the past started to come together and although the loss of his parents was a defining part of the plot these was only the beginning. The loss and hardships throughout Harry’s life had shaped him for the many difficult quests to come, where his character’s inner strength would have to be victorious for the good of humanity. His humility and good heart inspires the viewers to cheer for him, want him to be victorious, and connecting with the character as if each one of its victories was one of their own triumphs....   [tags: character analysis, J.K Rowling] 552 words
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I Do Not Own Harry Potter - ... Another sharp kick directed at his ribs made Harry yelp and spread his body out, away from the new bruise. It laughs again, bending in front of Harry's face. It's quite fun, is it not. Seeing the destruction you bring, quite comical. It quickly stands and faces Ron with the dagger again in its hand. The demon smiles wickedly at Harry before placing the knife at Ron's throat, slicing the pale ginger's skin. After a long, agonizing moment, Harry achingly crawls to the white, lifeless body. He places a soft hand on Ron's bloated chest, still filled with air, completely ignoring his counterpart....   [tags: personal story J.K. Rowling style]
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Rolling Stones - To a college student, or even to a professor, putting a time frame for the Rolling Stones is a task which requires envisioning a world before every memory one has ever made. “Timeless” would be an appropriate adjective, but “the 1950s” serves just as well. The band did not start as its line-up consists of today. Hardly, if any, bands have ever started like that. The Rolling Stones started as a small teen band named, “Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys”, with Mick Jagger singing and Keith Richards playing guitar....   [tags: Music] 2069 words
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Who is Better: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones - Who is better: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. This is quite possibly the most debated question in the history of rock music. Unfortunately, many debaters don’t learn the facts about these two legendary bands before plunging into heated arguments about this topic. What is surprising about these two groups is that they are exceptionally alike. Though they are minuscule, there are distinctions that set The Beatles and The Rolling Stones apart. The Beatles are known, respectively, as the fathers of modern pop music....   [tags: rock music, charts, albums] 562 words
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Comparing and Contrasting The Beatles With The Rolling Stones - I’m here today to discuss, compare, and contrast the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, two of the best rock and roll bands from the 1960s. During the British Invasion, both of these bands had a lasting impression worldwide inspiring many of the current artists today. Although both bands are similar, they have many differences. The Beatles were formed in London and consisted of four prime members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. When they first came out from Liverpool to America, they gave a clean look toward people by wearing suits and trimmed haircuts....   [tags: bands, rock and roll, british] 515 words
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Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone - One of the best music videos of 2013 belongs to a 48-year-old song. The interactive video for Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," released yesterday, is a tour de force: as the music plays, you can flip between sixteen channels of simulated TV programming. But whether you're watching a financial news update, a romantic comedy, or a tennis tournament, it looks authentic except that everyone seems to be lip-synching the lyrics of the song. While many of the channels are peopled by actors, the lineup is peppered with numerous celebrity performers such as comedian Marc Maron, rapper Danny Brown, the hosts of Pawn Stars, and Drew Carey (on the set of The Price Is Right)....   [tags: music video, graphics, interactive] 549 words
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Keep my Camera Rolling in Dubai - Riding on the roads of Dubai is essentially a fieldtrip in itself. There is so much to see form the drop-dead architecture to the metro; from the vigorously kept grass to the natural desert, and of course the tantalizing advertisements. Whether it’s a new product or a new city you’ll see it… on cardboard. Oh, did I mention the expensive line-up of luxury cars that roam around too. The highway is surrounded by high rises and each one has its own unique architecture. Being a rather futuristic/touristy city all the buildings seem to have adapted a code....   [tags: Dubai, India, travel,] 529 words
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