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Essay Similarities Between Narnia And Harry Potter

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The Chronical of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone Introduction: The Chronicales of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Narnia) and Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone (Harry Potter) share the genres of fantasy and adventure. The movies, Narnia and Harry Potter target both children and adults. Children are targeted as the child protagonist in both movies uses imagination to fantasise about magical worlds and can do magical things. Adults are targeted in both movies as the directors; Andrew Adamson, Narnia, and Chris Columbus, Harry Potter, wanted the movies to provoke the use of imagination in adults and the meaning behind the stories. The similar qualities of Narnia and…show more content…
Both movies explore the idea that magic is real and the magical world is completely different to the real world. In Narnia, the magic is accessed through a cupboard and unable to be seen by everyone including Lucy’s brothers and sister. The idea of the cupboard is to create a place that can be used to escape reality. However, once Lucy’s brothers and sister are exposed to the idea of the magical world they began to connect with their inner child’s imagination, which allows them to see what their sister Lucy can see. Whereas, in Harry Potter, Harry is shown the magical world once receiving his ‘Hogwarts letter’, this is when he begins to believe in magic. The theme that both Narnia and Harry Potter share is the children have the responsibility to ‘protect’ the other characters from the ‘evil’. Whist they both have guardians that defend the children as they are on their journey, the movies are still entirely dependent on the children to protect…show more content…
Narnia and Harry Potter are told from the child protagonists perspective. Due to children having the imagination to create a magical world because they are not blinded by the evils of reality. The ideas and themes of each movie is similar in the way of it being a world that only children can see and this world having completely different aspects to the real world. Also, the idea of both movies is the children must save the adults from the evil characters. Lastly, characterisation is used in both movies but in different ways. The use of the evil character in Narnia creates a confusion for children as the evil is represented by things that is usually associated with good people. Whilst in Harry Potter the evil is directly implied with its use of language, tone and behaviour whilst speaking about him and how scared they are of him. All together the similarities of perspective, ideas and themes and characterisation allow the two movies; The Chronicales of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone to be
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