Harry Potter Essays

  • Harry Potter

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    of the books, which tell the story of Harry Potter becoming adult. Books’ influence cannot be omitted, but movies brought the fame to the saga. ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ is the first movie of series made in 2001. It opens the magic world. Most people consider it their favourite. ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2’ is the last movie from Harry Potter saga created in 2011. It concentrates on the Battle of Hogwarts. In the plot Harry is facing his destiny to kill Voldemort

  • Harry Potter

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    Harry Potter In the past couple years, there has been a growing phenomenon in the world of children's literature, this phenomenon is Harry Potter. J.K. Rowlings series of novels about a young wizard and his years at "Hogwarts School of Wizarding and Witchcraft," has become one of the most successful children's book series of all time. Before reading any of the now four novels, one may find it hard to believe that a children's novel may be so entertaining. But once one starts reading any of the

  • Harry Potter Hysteria: Is Harry Potter Dangerous

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    The revolutionary book series Harry Potter has been taking the world by storm for just over the past 10 years. Though many enjoy the series, Individuals are frightened that their children will fall under its evil spell. Though shrouded in this controversy, the Harry Potter book series has brought more good to children across the globe than it has done harm. Opponents of the Harry Potter Book series claim that it will lead children to a life of practicing magic or the occult more accurately known

  • The Magic of Harry Potter

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    least favorite genre, nonfiction, possess this quality as well. Whatever the mystery trait may be, it is clear that Harry Potter exudes it in a way like no other. It is for this reason that I smile so broadly when I hold the old, tattered books in my hand; it is for this reason I am eager to turn back to the first page, forgetting how many times I have read the words before. Harry Potter is, and will forever be, the origin, my favorite, and most definitely the best series I have ever had the pleasure

  • Harry Potter

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    world to a boy named Harry Potter. The rags-to-riches life of Harry is a parallel of Rawling's own life. Rawling, a divorced, unemployed, single-mother living on public assistance, breathed life into Harry and his comrades on cocktail napkins in a café she frequented. After numerous rejections from publishers, Bloomsbury Publishers took a chance, and to borrow a trite expression, "the rest is history." Since the release of the first (of the rumored seven book series) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's

  • Lessons In Harry Potter

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    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

  • Harry Potter

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    when the idea for Harry suddenly "fell into her head". Rowling gives an account of the experience on her website saying:[10] I had been writing almost continuously since the age of six but I had never been so excited about an idea before. I simply sat and thought, for four (delayed train) hours, and all the details bubbled up in my brain, and this scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who did not know he was a wizard became more and more real to me. In 1995, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's

  • Harry Potter is a Classic

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    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

  • Harry Potter Fire

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    Meanwhile, the Dursley family is stalked by a cat with strange markings around the eyes that seem to glasses. This cat is actually Minerva McGonagall, professor at the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Hogwarts, that turned into cat watched to see if Harry Potter, a baby only a

  • Harry Potter Fire

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    series of books. It is pretty well known around the world. The book is called, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” and was written by Joanne Rowling. She is mostly known by her pen name “J. K. Rowling” and was the author of all the Harry Potter books in the series. While the story in itself is pretty lengthy, I will give a relatively brief summary of the main events in the story. The story continues after “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, which was the third part of the series. The main

  • Harry Potter

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    Harry Potter A young, scrawny boy who wears horn-rimmed glasses and has a scar on his forehead has catapulted into the hearts of millions of readers, young and old alike. This same boy has generated nationwide controversy over censorship versus freedom of speech. In particular, the community of Zeeland, Michigan has banned reading aloud from Harry Potter and required written parental permission to check the book out from the school library. Although the Zeeland community as well as other segments

  • Harry Potter

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    Harry Potter ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, written by J.K. Rowling, is an excellent example of a modern novel that uses medieval influences extensively. Many of the novel’s characters are based on medieval ideas and superstitions. The settings in the book resemble old medieval towns as well as castles. The book is also full of medieval imagery such as knights in armour, carriages etc. Whilst there is no time travel involved in the novel, the medieval period is used to such an effect that

  • Harry Potter

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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone “A giant of a man was standing in the doorway. His face was almost completely hidden by a long, shaggy mane of hair and a wild tangled beard, but you could make out his eyes, glinting like black beetles under all the hair” (pg 46). The previous passage is a wonderful and tasteful description of the first introduction of Hagrid from J. K. Rowling’s novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This book gives intimate detail and overwhelming amounts of vivid description

  • Harry Potter

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    Running Head: Concepts of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone Within the story of Harry Potter there are many concepts to be noted. This book is interesting and very different from any other book. These many concepts will tell you about some of these strange things that goes on. Shortly after Harry was born a villain called Voldermont killed his parents. Somehow Harry did not die from Voldermont, but not only did he live, he almost killed this great dart magician. As the only survivor, a

  • Harry Potter Popular Culture

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    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,

  • The Banning and Censorship of Harry Potter

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    The Harry Potter series, written by J. K. Rowling, is about a young boy who finds out he is a wizard and uses his magic powers to vanquish evil. The series is currently the target of many protestors, as they scrutinize and penalize the books for their creative and imaginative topics. Ranging from education to religion, protestors' reasoning's behind theses attacks have sparked nationwide debates. Everything from censorship to book burning, protesting and pulling theses books from school shelves,

  • Harry Potter Synthesis Essay

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    stereotypical image and traits of the male characters. I plan to use this article to help analyze the female characters in Harry Potter and better understand their roles as weak and feminine characters through their actions and appearances. However, this will not be one of my main sources because it focuses on several texts, rather than The book focuses particularly on Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and how the female characters are represented in the story. The novel begins by examining children’s

  • Harry Potter Legacy Essay

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    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

  • Harry Potter Research Paper

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    J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series contains traces of many of the concepts that are pivotal to existentialism, in general, many of Jean-Paul Sartre’s theories in particular. Looking through the lens of Sartre’s concept of otherness, Harry Potter, and Lord Voldemort relates to each other in different forms of otherness. Thus, this is what causes to shape their separate identities. Their diverging attitudes towards otherness affect the construction of their identities. According to Sartre, existentialism

  • Growing Up with Harry Potter

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    up to your chest. Harry Potter. It was NOT just a book series to you. It was a big chunk of your life- your whole childhood, even. You'd grown up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione, battling the dark forces every year at Hogwarts. Harry Potter meant more to you than anyone could understand. It was there for you when life was horrible, sad, or just plain dull. It meant so much to you that just one ride on Universal Studio's Forbidden Journey in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was enough to send