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The Woman Of A Woman By Joanne Rowling

- Have you thought about having a career that could turn you into having a normal life for example like “rags”, then one day into being one of the richest people in the world. No other person knows better for that change of a life than a woman by the name of Joanne Rowling. The documentary tells her story about how she came up with the story of a “children’s” storybook named Harry Potter which turned out into a sensation seven series and more. In the beginning of writing the stories she never thought that anyone would love to read it, and kept the rough drafts secretly hidden in a box, until her sister read it and told her to finish the stories and that she was a very great and talented writer...   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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Review Of ' Joanne Rowling '

- Joanne Rowling better known as JK Rowling is an inspiration to many because of the obstacles she overcame in her life which is portrayed throughout her novels. Growing up she lived in a house with her parents and siblings that were similar to what is described in her books. They didn 't have a lot of money growing up and it was very hard on all of them. She was born in Yates and moved a lot making it hard to make friends, but in the midst of all of it, she met Harry Potter who seemed to make things easier for her....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Potter ' By J.k Rowling

- There are a slim amount of writers who have the ability to capture the attention of an entire generation in the way that J.K. Rowling has. Rowling has been known as the writer to one of the bestselling series, the Harry Potter Books. Her style of writing has a way of casting a spell over her audience, sending them on a wild emotional ride throughout the entirety of the series. J.K Rowling is an amazing character herself and it is quite evident to see through her childhood, her early years, and leading up to her booming success in her career and charitable acts....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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The Harry Potter Series By J.k. Rowling

- The Harry Potter series, written by author J.K. Rowling, has been a subject of religious controversy since the first book was published in the year 1997. The seven part fantasy series focuses on the life of a young wizard by the name of Harry Potter and his two best friends whose names are Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley. Many religious groups argue that this series glamorizes Satanism or Witchcraft to the young adults who are reading them. All over the world some have been denied the pleasure of reading these best-selling novels....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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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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The Best Examples Of Someone Truly Successful By J.k. Rowling

- When you envision the word “success” it is reasonable to assume you are thinking fame, fortune, and power. These are the most common connections drawn to word due to the fact that society has deemed these things endowments of the successful. However that definition doesn’t mention anything about how one reaches the pentacle or if one is ever truly satisfied with their achievements or even how one’s success impacts others. That definition is deceptive because it leads us to believe that we are only successful if we are looking down on others, are popular, have valuable things to show for our grueling endeavors....   [tags: Harry Potter, 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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The Publishings Of The Harry Potter Series Changed The Life Of Not Only Joanne Rowling

- The publishings of The Harry Potter series changed the life of not only Joanne Rowling but many others as well. Joanne Rowling is one of the most famous British authors known in the USA and in the top fifteenth wealthiest women in the UK...the thirteenth wealthiest woman in the UK to be precise. She is one of the few handfuls of big-time billionaires that have a rags-to-riches story behind their wealth. The publishings of The Harry Potter series changed the life of not only Joanne Rowling but many others as well....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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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]

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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]

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The Magic Behind Rowling By J.k. Rowling

- The Magic Behind Rowling In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, author J.K. Rowling displays the themes of feminism, love, and death because she personally experienced the importance of each. Throughout her lifetime Rowling experienced many difficult and wonderful times with her family, friends, and fans. These experiences and the effects that they had on the author’s life are clearly demonstrated in her written work. Through her characters in this novel Rowling created an outlet that she may solve her problems and relive the wonders of her life not only for herself but for her readers as well....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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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]

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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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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]

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The Harry Potter Series By Rowling

- Joanne Rowling, also known as J.K. Rowling, was born in Yute, United Kingdom in 1965 (“J. K.,” Contemporary). She is best known for writing the Harry Potter series (“J.K., Authors). She has a creative imagination and has been writing since she was a child (“J. K.,” Authors). She wrote her first book when she was six years old; it was about a rabbit named Rabbit and a giant bee named Miss Bee (“J. K.,” Encyclopedia). Soon after writing this story, she knew she wanted to be a writer (“J. K.,” Encyclopedia)....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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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 Magical World By J.k. Rowling

- Unlike the magical world that the author, J.K. Rowling created, the only magic one can experience can come out of the pages of a novel. Reading is an outlet where one can explore new realms and to live alongside captivating characters a fictional world. When a story is so captivating, a reader can visualize what the author has written on paper; the possibilities for imagination are endless. Over the years, our favorite novels have become movies; some meeting the expectations, other not so much. However, a film can give a limited visual representation of the author’s story, characters, setting, and theme....   [tags: Harry Potter, Hogwarts]

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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]

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Apathy And Neglect By J.k. Rowling

- Author, J.K. Rowling once stated, “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” Imagine you are waiting to cross a street, a blind man is standing in front of you.The begins to cross the street even though the light has not changed in his favor, he seems to be in no danger until you see a car about a half mile away speeding towards him. Totally unaware of the situation, the man continues walking across the street. As you and many others watch he is hit by the car....   [tags: Bystander effect, Kitty Genovese, Stoicism]

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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

- How does someone go from living on welfare to becoming wealthier than the Queen of England. Just ask J. K. Rowling. Joanne Rowling, better known as J. K. Rowling, is best known for her magical world of flying broomsticks, talking portraits and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. For people that have been living under a rock for the past fifteen years, this is the Harry Potter series. Some readers know about Rowling’s rise to fame, but not many know about what drives and influences her writing....   [tags: Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]

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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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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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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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Harry Potter Series By J.k Rowling

- J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is a literary phenomenon unlike any other that remains strong after just under a decade after the publication of the last book. It also has become a widespread topic for academic courses, books, scholarly seminars, and doctoral studies. As Rowling’s empire continues to grow, this paper will reflect on her books of the Harry Potter series. “Mental health issues are all but invisible in the wizarding community” (Murakami, 2006). Rowling drew on her own encounters with mental illness and a recent diagnostic conditions....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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Life Of An Influential Person By J.k Rowling

- Life of an influential person. J.K Rowling is a good writer. She is one of the most affluence a famous authors around the world. Joanne Rowling was born in Yate, the United Kingdom, on July 31st, 1965. She likes to be called Jo. Her parents, Peter James Rowling and Ana Rowling, had two daughters: Joanne and Dianne. Joanne had two friends, and their last name was Potter. After she knew them, she liked that last name so much, and for that reason, she used it for Harry years later....   [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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The Harry Potter Series By J.k. Rowling

- The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling has been one of the most popular series to ever hit the bookshelves.The books aren’t focused on magic. J.K. Rowling just uses the idea of magical elements to make the series entertaining to read, yet still teach valuable life lessons along the way. These lessons can easily be applied and related to the daily lives of the readers. The Harry Potter series teaches readers the dangers of desire, the acceptance of others, the importance of teamwork and community and many others....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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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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God 's Delusion By J.k. Rowling

- God’s Delusion The Whipertiewoo, an omnipresent purple fuzz ball with five legs and one eye, a creature I just created. Due to me not having any proof of its existence- I shall write a book. This book shall be the word of the Whipertiewoo and therefore prove its existence…Wait, What. You don’t believe in it…but that is exactly how ‘god’ came into existence. I have always lived my life without a belief in ‘god’ or an ‘afterlife’. So why is it that so many are willing to just rollover and accept that god exists, especially when seventy-five percent of all British scientists know that there is no god....   [tags: Religion, Truth, Faith, Existence]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Harry Potter ' By J.k Rowling

- Research on J.K Rowling J.K Rowling, or Joanne Rowling, was born in July of 1965 in England, where she also grew up. J.K Rowling wrote the award winning series of Harry Potter. After grade school, Rowling went to college and received a degree in French and Classics. After college, Rowling moved to London and became a researcher, and in her biography it explains that she did this while still having other jobs. My assumption is that the researching job did not provide well enough to support her....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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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]

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Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban By J. K. Rowling

- When comparing two young adult novels, one would never think that a wizard with a lightning bolt scar on his forehead and a poor Indian basketball player would have anything in common. However, this is not so as The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling are alike in many aspects. One might ask why a different novel from the Harry Potter series was not used, and the answer is that the main character matures quite a deal through the novel selected and seemed better fit for comparison with Alexie’s novel....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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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]

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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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Bildungsroman Motif Of J.k. Rowling 's Harry Potter And The Sorcerer 's Stone

- Bildungsroman Motif in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone contains the upbeat spirit of adventure. Exploring the use of the bildungsroman motif, this book contains a mood of innocence and self-discovery as Harry starts out in his novel as a naïve victim. The root of his troubles lies in having to endure family problems, which results in a lack of identity. However, upon being introduced to a different world, Harry starts to break out of his shell....   [tags: Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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. Julia Pond, is an Assistant Professor of English at Shorter University. She received her Ph.D. from Illinois State University in 2012. She currently teaches several classes in Children’s Literature, and several of her classes focus on topics that are pertinent to educating the young and middle-grade children. She has several published articles and is well recognized in her field. In her article, “A Story of the Exceptional: Fate and Free Will in the Harry Potter Series”, she addresses Friedrich Nietzche’s fate and free will philosophy, and using the Harry Potter books, she argues that Rowling allows her characters free will, with a fair amount of fate and shows us how the two forces ca...   [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 And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

- By looking at Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, one can see that J.K Rowling included the themes of depression and persistence because both play a central role in her life. Rowling wanted to show children that no matter what they face if they try hard enough they will always come out on top. Joanne Rowling, the child of Anne and Pete Rowling, was born on July 31, 1965 in a town near Bristol called Yate, England. When Rowling was a young girl her family moved to Winterborne, where she found her joy of creative stories....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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Harry Potter 's The Chamber Of Secrets

- “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities” (Rowling 333). This quote, from the beloved character Albus Dumbledore in the book The Chamber of Secrets by author J.K. Rowling, counsels young wizard, Harry Potter, about the importance of true character. Throughout the Harry Potter series, Harry struggles with internal conflict about whether his powers are meant for good or evil. Dumbledore assures Harry his powers are intended for good because of the choices he makes....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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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]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Harry Potter '

- The Harry Potter Legacy Literature can easily be described as “writings having excellence of form or expression and expressing ideas of permanent or universal interest.” It is thus defined by the Encyclopedia Britannica. Yet, there is not a specific theory that explains what makes a body of written work permanent or of universal interest. JK Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series, is responsible for a huge legacy in literature. Due to the author’s tremendous success in depicting a magical story of a young wizard’s life, she has made herself an international literary sensation since 1991....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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The Scholarly Significance Of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer 's Stone

- The Scholarly Significance of J.K Rowling’s First Book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the first of the Harry Potter series of novels written by J.K Rowling. The first was first named Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the United Kingdom, but the name was changed was changed to …Sorcerer’s Stone upon publication in the United States as Rowling believed most Americans could not fully understand the details of the book if he stood with the Philosopher’s Stone part in the title (Rowling, 1997)....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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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]

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The Book ' The Harry Potter '

- The Harry Potter book series has sold over 450 million copies and has been translated into almost every language on the face of the earth (“Harry Potter”). Millions have faithfully followed the story about this magical world and have fallen in love with the many enchanting characters. What most readers do not recognize is the prominence that classical Greek/Roman mythological allusions play in the beloved Harry Potter roles through their names and personality attributes. The importance of names is extremely significant to a person’s identity, especially in literature where words are meant to bring stories to life....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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Literary Analysis Of ' The Fantasy World Of Harry Potter And The Philosopher 's Stone '

- A Literary Analysis of the Themes of Identity and Self-Realization in the Fantasy World of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling This literary analysis will define the importance of self-realization in the fantasy world of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Rowling’s fantasy world presents the challenges of a young boy, Harry Potter, that is trapped between the “real world” and the fantasy world of Hogwart’s School. Harry’s transport into the world of Hogwart’s provides him with the potential for self-realization that will fulfill his true identity as a wizard....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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The Books That Shaped Everything I Am Today

- I grew up reading a series of books that shaped everything I am today. I grew to love the author and admire her in every way. The books have collectively sold over five-hundred million copies worldwide and has become one of the bestselling series of all time. The series is Harry Potter and was written by Joanne Kathleen Rowling. She was not always a best-selling author. She went through a lot of troubling times before her success with Harry Potter. She is a philanthropist and has several organizations she has founded and donated to....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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Harry Potter : The Story That Defined A Generation

- Harry Potter: the Story that Defined a Generation Every generation has taken certain elements of popular culture, whether it be music, movies, books, or fashion trends, and deemed is as “theirs”. For instance, those who grew up in the 60s claim The Beatles and bell bottom jeans as theirs, and those who grew up in the 80s claim heavy metal music and John Hughes movies. This being said, every generation has its “story”, a film or novel, that they feel connected to, that they claim as their own, and that has ultimately shaped their identity....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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The Effects Of Reading Habits On Children

- Imagine a magnificent sunset in the gorgeous scenery of Scotland. The trees are a luscious green, the sky morphing from a soft pink-orange to a deep blue-purple. Suddenly, and without warning, a dragon appears, opens its large mouth with piercingly sharp teeth, and…it is time to turn the page. Reading is considered a learning necessity and it is right that people are concerned about the rapidly decreasing child reading habits. As children grow older, their imaginations grow weaker, as does their love of reading....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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Analysis Of Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

- Mines or yours The reason behind the way people conduct themselves within their resided world have been said to be of an effect due to the direct relationship between the people and the individuals with power. A ripple in the unionization of the people caused by an effect in which the structure of power (of a large organization) taking their privileges and placed upon the people with sets of guidelines and “beneficial” aid of conduct for the sake of obtaining the best interests. The rules and the set enforcements given by the order of a government limits and restricts the people within the governed boundaries that the people who holds the power have applied their constructed laws upon....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

- Dementors appear to Harry Potter and his friends four times in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and each time they strike fear into the hearts and minds of every character who observes them. “Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them. Even Muggles feel their presence, though they can’t see them” (Rowling 187). These frightening creatures, the dementors, induce not only fear but also leave a strange chilling breeze behind them....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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How Media Is A Cross Platform

- “All media are cross Platform” what is the meaning of the word cross platform and when does a media become a cross platform. This essay is going to explain in detail how media companies use each platforms to attracted more and new consumers. How do media companies use one specific text to create multiple platforms and why do they do so. Besides that what are media convergences. Harry Potter will be used as the main case study for this essay, it will explain how Harry Potter started and how it became cross platform....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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We Pay A Heavy Price For Our Fear Of Failure

- We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure all your life. (John W. Gardner 1912-2002). Failure is just a gateway that needs to be passed for everyone’s life to continue. It does not mean that we have to learn from it but we grow from it as humans....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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Magic For Daily Use And Profit By Birgit Wiedl

- Muggles and wizards alike have been living in harmony for as long as time dictates. Their interconnected relationship has continued to flourish over the years, allowing scholars to analyze the application of medieval magic to modern day literature. In her essay, Magic for Daily Use and Profit, writer Birgit Wiedl compares and contrasts the Muggle and wizarding worlds, drawing her own conclusions regarding their relationship. The purpose of this piece is to allow readers of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series to further understand the extent to which the author has exercised medieval ideologies and magical practices to craft her novels....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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Maria 's Career Is Destructive For Her Mental Health

- Moreover, Maria often disassociates herself from her actions and looks at her life in third-person. One example would be when she told Carter about her pregnancy and “and she wondered with distant interest just how long the scene would play” (Didion 50). Besides, Simard argues that Maria’s perspective on her relationship with Kate is unhealthy as well. He says that “Kate is a concept to Maria, a self-object, someone Maria needs to complete herself – even though her affection for her daughter is undoubtedly authentic, if misguided” (Simard Page)....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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Harry Potter 's Book And Book

- Muggles J.K. Rowling is a famous British novelist best known as the creator of the Harry Potter series. After being rejected many times Rowling finally was called by Editor Barry Cunninghan who gave her the opportunity of publishing Harry Potter’s book number one. In this paper I would be discussing the similarities and differences between the book and the film of Harry Potter’s book number three. Difference number one starts at the beginning of the movie. In the book Harry receives a clipping from the Daily Prophet that is supposed to help him with his future....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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What I Know About Reading

- Moments in life define who we are as individuals. As adults, we are able to think back and remember times and events that impacted our life. Through the rollercoaster of life, moments surround us, and reading becomes a big part of those moments. When you combine moments and reading, each individual reading experience brings a flood of different emotions. Through books I have escaped into the magical world of Hogwarts, dealt with the struggles of Mia Thermopolis, and been transported through a magical wardrobe....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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The Magic, Science, And The Ethics Of Technology By Benjamin J. Bruxvoort Lipscomb And W.

- In this article the Magic, Science, and the Ethics of Technology by Benjamin J. Bruxvoort Lipscomb and W. Christopher Stewart discusses how in the Harry Potter world they abuse magic and in the real world we abuse the technology that we now have. They also discuss the ethical judgments that J.K. Rowling’s characters make and how the real people make towards applied science of technology. In the Harry Potter world they have rules of who can use magic where, when, and what age. Anyone who using magic by a wizard or witch who is under the age seventeen outside of school will be expelled from Hogwarts....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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My First Diary From Belarus, A Small Country Of The Eastern Europe

- Describing oneself is always a confusing task, since a person does not know what qualities to bring up first, and it is a human nature to present oneself in a best possible way, even though the person can be not completely honest about some information. However, in this paper, I will do my best to describe myself as truthfully as it could be done. I was born in Belarus, a small country in the Eastern Europe. Although there are two official languages – Belarusian and Russian – in my country, I have to admit that expressing myself clearly in Russian is much easier for me than in Belarusian....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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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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Lessons to be Learned in the Harry Potter Books

- Imagine a world where extraordinary things become ordinary. Where fire-breathing dragons roam the land, people can turn themselves invisible, and ordinarily laborious tasks are completed with a flick of the wrist. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling paints a vibrant picture of this magical world. Although it may seem like the book is full of fantasy, there are many lessons that the reader is taught as he or she journeys with the main characters. To begin, one lesson recurs throughout the entire story: Never give up....   [tags: term paper, J.K. Rowling, morals, ]

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