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  • Harry Potter - 8066 Words
    Harry Potter | Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection on Blu-ray (2011) | Produced by | David Heyman | Based on | Harry Potter series byJ. K. Rowling | Starring | Daniel Radcliffe Rupert Grint Emma Watson (See below) | Studio | Heyday Films | Distributed by | Warner Bros. | Release date(s) | 2001–2011 | Country | United Kingdom United States | Language | English | Budget | Total (8 films): $1,155,000,000 | Box office | Total (8 films): $7,706,147,978 | The Harry...
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  • Harry Potter - 308 Words
    Book report Harry Potter In this book report I will talk about a book that is very popular: Harry Potter. There are four books, the author is supposed to write two more books. Today, I will talk about the first book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's stone. Harry Potter is a boy of 11 years old. His parents were killed when he was a baby and he was confided to his uncle and is family: The Dursley. He lived there for approximately 10 years, his bedroom was under the stairs. It looked...
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  • Harry Potter - 971 Words
    Today on the bookpost, a review of Harry Potter, written by J.K. Rowling. Now, don’t you worry, this isn’t a fangirl screaming that the world can screw itself, because Harry Potter is like the best book in the world. I will try to be unbiased. On a book review. Ha! So, Harry Potter is one of those books. You know what I’m talking about. It’s the “I haven’t read Harry Potter” and the response from the world is something of an angst filled teenager, hissing at sunlight. It is considered the HOLY...
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  • Harry Potter - 370 Words
    Defence Against the Dark Arts is a required subject from first year to fifth year. The curriculum of the class varies greatly depending on what the professor at the time deems appropriate; due to the Jinx on the teaching post that was present prior to the death of Lord Voldemort, a great many teachers have been appointed. In the fifth year Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations are taken; as such students are spent learning new topics and possibly revisiting the past four years of lessons...
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  • Harry Potter - 1567 Words
    Running Head: Concepts of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's stone Concepts of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's stone Brandon S. Racheter Tiffin University 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...
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  • Harry Potter - 487 Words
    Harry Potter Throughout the book, J.K. Rowling was making a point about bravery. She portrays bravery as facing your fears and proving that you are more that people say you are. Bravery is not the only thing Harry represents; he also represents unselfishness and leadership. Unselfishness and leadership are both represented by his actions and what he says. Even though he represents many strong traits, they all still add up to make Harry Potter a humble person in the books. From the very first...
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  • Harry Potter - 11205 Words
    Number Four, Privet Drive The name of the street where the Dursleys live is a reference to that most suburban plant, the privet bush, which makes neat hedges around many English gardens. I liked the associations with both suburbia and enclosure, the Dursleys being so smugly middle class, and so determinedly separate from the wizarding world. The name of their area is 'Little Whinging', which again sounds appropriately parochial and sniffy, 'whinging' being a colloquial term for 'complaining or...
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  • Harry Potter - 523 Words
    Harry Potter is the most miserable, lonely boy you can imagine. He’s shunned by his relatives, the Dursley’s, that have raised him since he was an infant. He’s forced to live in the cupboard under the stairs, forced to wear his cousin Dudley’s hand-me-down clothes, and forced to go to his neighbour’s house when the rest of the family is doing something fun. Yes, he’s just about as miserable as you can get. Harry’s world gets turned upside down on his 11th birthday, however. A giant, Hagrid,...
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  • Harry Potter - 1099 Words
     How does Harry Potter’s moral development fit with Kohlberg’s moral stages and one other theory of moral development? Word Count: 958 Moral development is a process in which a child goes through up until their late teens early 20’s. This process is where the child develops the understanding of how people should treat each other. The development changes as the child gets older going through various stages where different morality levels are in place. This...
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  • harry potter - 386 Words
    Kaelynn Paramo English May 4th, 2013 Book Report Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Bloomsbury Children's Books, 1997. Print. The novel I chose to read for the book project was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The main character is Harry Potter, also...
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  • harry potter - 3718 Words
    Acknowledgement I take this opportunity to express my profound gratitude and deep regards to my Mrs. Baby for her exemplary guidance, monitoring and constant encouragement throughout the course of this thesis and gave me the golden opportunity to do this wonderful project on the topic Review About The Harry Potter .The blessing, help and guidance given by her time to time shall carry me a long way in the journey of life on which I am about to embark. I am really...
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  • Harry potter - 3162 Words
     Hermione Holds Her Own How does one measure the magnitude of a hero? Is it by some special skill or trait the character possesses, or how they use their normal qualities to an extraordinary level, or is it a mixture of both? Either way, in the end it comes down to who completes the assigned quest or mission. Did he or she gain or learn anything along the way? There is much that should be addressed when analyzing the status of an individual as a hero, and clearly, the lines between being a...
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  • Harry Potter - 1605 Words
    Creative Writing 325 Cindy Wu Instructor: Lolita Hernandez The Popularization of Harry Potter Series The Harry Potter series, which is written by JK Rowling, is a miracle of literary history that it is well known in countries with various cultural backgrounds all over the world. It has been translated into seventy languages and sold over four hundred million copies in two hundred countries. The success of the Harry Potter series results in a success of its industry, including films,...
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  • Harry Potter - 11289 Words
    Harry Potter and the Closet Under the Stairs: Coming Out in the Wizarding World Lauren Marie Capaccio, University of California, Santa Barbara The following abbreviations will be upheld throughout the paper: HP Harry Potter, the complete series (but not the character) SS Book 1, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone CoS Book 2, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets PoA Book 3, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban GoF Book 4, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire OotP Book 5,...
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  • harry potter - 712 Words
    English Homework Harry Potter 1. How did it feel when you were fighting Voldermort? no 2. Was it hard having all the pressure on you? 3. How much of a relief was it when you defeated Voldermort? 4. Are your family supportive with the work you do to produce harry potter? 5. What’s your best experience while you were filming for harry potter? 6. Have you enjoyed playing the main role in such fantastic films? 7. Were you afraid at any point during the filming? 8. Have you got any ideas...
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  • Harry Potter - 2532 Words
    The Themes,Motifs and Symbols of Harry potter and the Scorers Stone. Throughout the British novel Harry Potter and the sorcerers stone there are many themes , motifs and symbols that show up as the novel progresses from chapter to chapter. Which was written by J.K Rowling in mid nineteen- ninety seven about a boy who discovers he is a wizard and somehow his fate is to defeat and evil wizard that he encountered when he was younger and that had killed his parents. Themes...
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  • Harry Potter - 282 Words
    The Harry Potter books are an extremely popular series of fantasy novels by British writer J. K. Rowling. The books depict a world of witches and wizards, the protagonist being the eponymous young wizard Harry Potter. Since the release of the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (retitled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the United States) in 1997, the books have gained immense popularity and commercial success worldwide, spawning films, video games, and a wealth of...
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  • Harry Potter - 2035 Words
    In most cases, people would rather watch a movie than read a book: It doesn’t take as much time and you get to the point a lot quicker. In the case of the Harry Potter books and the Harry Potter movies, the books definitely win the award for being better. Reading a book gives you so much more detail on the story or subject, and you can let your mind and imagination wander. The Harry Potter books have no problem keeping me entertained for hours at a time along with millions of others. Don’t get...
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  • Harry potter - 1521 Words
    Avada Kedavra”, Harry Potter! Many readers and literary scholars believe that the British author J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, a series of seven fantasy novels, is the most entertaining work of American history. However, this work is also one of the most controversial pieces of literature in American history. The Harry Potter series is a quite popular series among the several pieces of literature that have been banned and challenged in different parts of the world. Many parents and...
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  • Harry Potter - 407 Words
    Harry Potter Fans Community and Value CreationIntroduction Harry Potter has enjoyed immense popularity over the last thirteen years. Nearly all peopleare aware of the wizard boy’s name--- Harry Potter, even those who have not ever read the books or watch the films. Harry Potter has grown into a powerful brand quickly, which provides consumers with functional, social and experiential values that they can ‘experienceit, relate to it, rely upon it and talk about it’ (Gunelius, 2008). To date,...
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  • Harry Potter - 1466 Words
    Elements of Design 1 Elements of Design Eng 225 Carolyn Bennett Melissa Rigney 08/09/2013 Elements of Design 2 Introduction For my assignment for week 2 of Eng 225 I have chosen Harry Potter Deathly Hollows (part 2) This movie is full of action and attention grabbing scenes. It makes a person sit on the edge of their seat until the end of the story of which it has a great ending. The actors a perfect for their rolls and do them well. Elements of Design...
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  • Harry Potter - 880 Words
    J K Rowling: Joanne Rowling was born in July 1965 in a small town near Bristol in the UK. She is a true copy of the whole “Rags to Riches story”. Her teen years were terrible. She quotes: "I wasn’t particularly happy. I think it’s a dreadful time of life." She had a difficult home life; her mother was ill and she had a difficult relationship with her father (as of 2012 she is no longer on speaking terms with him). After studying hard in Paris and moving back to London, Joanne started...
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  • Harry Potter - 951 Words
    Literary Analysis “After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure”(J.K. Rowling, SS 297). Death is observed as a major theme in the Harry Potter series, mainly The Deathly Hallows. More characters die in this novel and there is more mention of death than in any other Harry Potter book. Through Rowling’s process of portraying murders, we come to the realization of the theme of death in her series of novels. Evidence through multiple accounts of encounters with...
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  • Sexism: Defined by Harry Potter
    Sexism: Defined by Harry Potter Can a reader honestly expect a series of stories for children to be filled with sexism? Didn’t think so. Sexism, defined as “prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex,” has found its way into one of today’s most popular series of books. Christine Schoefer, who is the mother of three die-hard female Harry Potter fans, has managed to depict and illustrate obvious gender bias occurring in these stories. Throughout...
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  • Harry Potter Books - 1516 Words
    English 12CP 21 December, 2012 Harry Potter The Harry Potter novels have been known to captivate children and young adults with their intriguing fictional stories. These novels have encouraged many children to show an interest in reading. Even though the Harry Potter books have aided in the rise of kids interest in reading, “the Potter books topped the 1999 top-ten list of protested books complied annually by American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom with 472 complaints...
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  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    Monday: Patterns and Paradox One of the reoccurring events that takes place in the beginning of the book include Harry's desire to hear from his friends. He has gone a couple of months without receiving word, or owl post, from any of his fellow wizards. He is reminded several times that he seems to have no outside friendship from his home. With his encounter with Dobby, the house elf, Harry cannot help but feel left out and unwanted. This feeling is added to by the hatred that his foster...
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  • Harry Potter Review - 662 Words
    Title : Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Genre : Drama Fiction Authour : J.K Rowling Publisher : Gramedia Year : 2008 Page : 608 Characters : Harry Potter : Brave, Kind, Analytic, Hermione Granger : Smart, Diligent, Lovely Ronald Weasley : Funny, Lazy, Unconfidence Lord Voldemort : Devil, Cruel, Killer Orientation The story is written by J.K Rowling. Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows is the last novel of Harry Potter and the ending of Harry Potter story. The seventh...
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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Review Posted by Uma Damle | Filed under Harry Potter and the Deathly hallows I am not a raging hot-blooded HP fan. Well not now at least.Used to be one at one time but the thoroughly lousy movies and even lousier book 5 led to the transformation (That is my personal opinion and is not being forced upon anyone who doesn’t quite agree with me. I do not fancy waking up one morning to find a mob of raging hot-blooded HP fans at my doorstep clamoring for my...
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  • The Epic of Gilgamesh and Harry Potter
    In cogitating on the “Epic of Gilgamesh”, Gilgamesh, the Sumerian king, is a famous and heroic legend. In his pursuit for eternal life, Gilgamesh takes a journey to the very edge of the earth fearlessly showing bravery, boldness, and courage while facing great dangers. Throughout the entire epic Gilgamesh exhibits notorious skills as a leader. An epic consists of a long narrative or poem surrounded around a heroic leader or warrior. The central figure is a legendary or historical figure of...
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  • Harry Potter Argumentation - 776 Words
    Argumentation Paper The Harry Potter series has caused problems throughout the nation. These problems have caused riots, book burning, negative sermons, and book banning. A way to solve these issues will be clearly defined at the end of this essay. Harry Potter has had a massive social impact throughout the world. Since 1997, the rapid widespread of the Harry Potter series has resulted to 400 million copies sold worldwide according to an online article presented by Squidoo. (James...
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  • Harry Potter 3 Characters
    Aníbal González 27 Feb 2015 HARRY POTTER and the Prisoner of Azkaban Case Study Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third part of the seven-book fantasy novel series written by JK Rowling. The first one, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was published on 1997, and soon became famous all abroad the world. The chosen topic for this case study is the characters, in the sense of what they represent and their importance in the saga. JK Rowling tries -and manages- to represent...
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  • Adventures, Love, and Harry Potter
    Adventures, Love, and Harry Potter The generation of people being raised right now is obsessed with pop culture. Music, television, celebrities, fashion, movies, and books all have a significant impact on this generation. This generation’s morals and personalities are being shaped by the pop culture that surrounds us. Years from now, people will still be a product of two very popular book and movie series that have greatly effected our pop culture: Harry Potter and Twilight. Both have brought...
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  • Afraid of Harry Potter - 2901 Words
    Afraid Of Harry Potter "For the past several years, parents and politicians alike have complained that our schools have not managed to make all our students fluent, eager readers. Doesn't it seem strange, then, that when books come along that kids read eagerly and pass on to their friends, adults try to ban them from schools and libraries"(Block 9)? Critics of the Harry Potter series have attacked the content of the books, attempting to ban them from school. Has the series been made out to...
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  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
    I read the book Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone by: JK Rowling. In this book there are many very interesting characters. Even though there were so many colorful characters I found that the 2 most intriguing characters were Draco Malfoy and Albus Dumbledore. Even though these two characters aren't the main characters but they caught my attention better than the main character ever did. Draco is a first year Slytherin student at Hogwarts. Harry first meets the Draco in Diagon Alley and...
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  • Harry Potter and Culture Industry
    GAYATRI HAMAND HARRY POTTER and Culture Industry Harry Potter – this name is familiar with all the age groups in the world today and the reason behind it is well known to all of us. The Harry Potter book series written by a single mother J.K.Rowling, who wouldn’t have imagined in her wildest dreams that a story she thought of while travelling in a train, would gain so much popularity. So much so that her...
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  • Harry Potter and the Consumerism of Azkaban
    Andrew Streeter Bryson Newhart English 2010 22 September 2012 Harry Potter and The Consumerism of Azkaban It gets interesting when you examine the Harry Potter series through the aspect of commodity culture within the franchise. In her article, Harry Potter and the Technology of Magic, Elizabeth Teare aims to illustrate to her readers that while J.K. Rowling tends to poke fun at consumer culture in her novels, she takes equal measures in real life encouraging children to participate as...
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  • Harry Potter and the Commodity Fetishism
    Amalia Rodrigues Film Survey Prompt 1 Harry Potter & the Commodity Fetishism There are few things in this world that manage to seep into every crevice our lives as humans; the air we breathe, the people we interact with, and in our contemporary culture, the buying and selling of commodities. The masses have adopted a “give the people what they want” attitude that results in the commodification of everything thinkable. “Even as a negation of that social purposiveness which is...
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  • Harry Potter & the Philosopers Stone
    Harry Potter & the philosopher's stone I am going to talk about the Book “Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s stone”. This is the first book in the Harry Potter franchise written by the famous author J.K.Rowling. I choose this book because it looked exciting and easy to read. This book is about a young boy named Harry Potter, who lives with his Aunt, Uncle and Cousin. He is an orphan and is mistreated by his relatives. The first few chapters are about unusual things that happen to...
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  • Summary Harry Potter 7
    Chapter One: the Dark Lord reigns Snape and Yaxley appeared out of nowhere. They went inside the house of Malfoy. They came into a room. Voldemort sat in the chair at the fire, surrounded by Death Eaters. Voldemort needed a new wand because his was broken at his last fight with Harry Potter. He took Malfoy’s. Voldemort asked the two men, and Snape Jeegers if they had news. Snape said that the Order of the Phoenix intends to move Harry Potter from his current place of safety on Saturday next,...
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  • Why harry potter is a hero
    Harry Potter: Traditional Hero When one is asked how they describe a hero, they state a muscular physique and a colourful costume. What one remains oblivious to is the characteristics a hero possesses. In ancient times, Greek Gods had to display certain characteristics to be classified as heroes, the following are solid examples. Harry Potter has an obscure origin, he is supplied with companions throughout his journey, and the young wizard seeks an object, which turns out to be no more than a...
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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    Book Review Template – Advanced Language Arts Title of Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Author: J.K. Rowling From whose Point of View is the novel written? (1st person narrator [from whose eyes and mind], 3rd person omniscient, or 3rd person limited?) Explain why this point of view is effective, or not, for this novel. 3rd person limited- The usage of this point of view, allows the reader to grow accustomed to and get to know the main character Harry and the minor yet...
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  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    I. Basic Information Author: J.K. Rowling Published by: Scholastics Inc. Copyright: © 1997 by J.K. Rowling No. of Pages; 309 II. Author’s Background J.K. Rowling was a struggling single mother when she wrote the beginnings of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on scraps of paper at a local café. But her efforts soon paid off, as she received an unprecedented award from the Scottish Arts Council enabling her to finish the book. Since then, the debut novel has become an international...
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  • Negative Influences of Harry Potter
    Dear J.K. Rowling, Your Harry Potter series have been growing exponentially ever since the first book was released back in the year of 1998. Although, Harry Potter is most famous in Europe, which is the setting of the books, and The United States, the books are still very popular world-wide. As a writer, you are extremely credible. In fact, you have proven that you are credible by receiving numerous honors and awards. Although your books, Harry Potter, has influenced readers all around the...
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  • Harry Potter book review
    Summary Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the story of a boy named Harry Potter – a wizard attending the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This is the second book in the Harry Potter series that corresponds with his 2nd year of school at Hogwarts. This year, before school starts, Harry’s muggle (non-wizarding folk) family the Dursleys, which consists of his hateful and unloving aunt, uncle, and cousin, attempt to keep him from attending his ‘freak’ school by keeping him...
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  • Harry Potter Controversy - 846 Words
    The Harry Potter Controversy All across the United States today, there is the heated, never-ending debate over what should and should not be prohibited in children's televisioin, music, and literature. One immensely popular children's novel that has thrust itself into controversial waters is J.K. Rowling's best seller, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. While grasping the hearts' and imaginations' of children across the globe, and even adults for that matter, the high-flying magic and...
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  • Archetype Essay (Harry Potter)
    Zakaria Mahamed Mrs. Rogers World Literature 27 October 2012 Archetypes in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Archetypes have been here as about as long as the stories about gods and heroes. Archetypes are themes that have been used for several thousand generations. They are what shape modern film and literature today. Many movies and literature today are based on archetypes. While watching the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, I noticed that it has the archetypes of the...
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  • Pop Culture Harry Potter
    David Elsea Sociology 11/17/2011 Pop culture of Harry Potter A popular thing that has swept the world lately is the franchise Harry Potter. It is a film series that is based on the novels written by J.K. Rowling. The series has 8 films and was distributed by The Warner Bros. It was produced by David Heyman, and had four different directors for the series. The series is the highest grossing film of all time at 7.7 billion dollars world-wide. To explain how the stories origin came...
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  • Harry Potter Case Study
    Harry Potter is a series of seven novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The books is the chronicle adventures of awizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School. The main story concerns Harry's quest to overcome the Dark wizard Lord Voldemort, whose aims are to become immortal, conquer the wizarding world and destroy all those who stand in his way, especially Harry Potter. Since the release of the first...
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  • Harry Potter Movie Review
    * * Harry Potter is an average 11-year-old boy who has lived with the Dursley family ever since his parents died in a car crash. For some reason the family has always mistreated him. On his 11th birthday a giant man named Rubeus Hagrid hands him a letter telling him that he has been accepted as a student at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. * Harry soon learns that his parents were wizards and were killed by an evil wizard named Voldemort, a truth that was...
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  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone
    Analysis of Novel “Harry Potter and the Philosophers’ Stone” by JK.Rowling Background Joanne Kathleen Rowling as known as JK.Rowling is novelist that was born on July 31, 1965, in Yate, England. She became an international literary when she launches her fantasy novel first sequels of “Harry Potter”, in 1999 and that novel has 7 sequels. I would like to analyze the first sequels of Harry Potter, titled “Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone” because this novel is the one of the best-seller...
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  • Values Hidden in Harry Potter
    Several religious groups are against the Harry Potter series because of their beliefs; they are against the idea of magical creatures, witches and wizards. But in reality, this story goes beyond these, it teaches us a lot of values through the characters and their actions. Some of these values include: respect, courage, perseverance, friendship, loyalty, and something that Voldemort could never have, love. In first place, we have Hermione Granger, a really intelligent, brave, and strong girl....
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  • Harry Potter and Beowulf - 752 Words
    Have you ever wondered where the concept of creation of the epic hero cycle originated from? For over centuries, the old super hero vs. evil villain story has been told over and over again, and it all started with the Anglo-Saxons' story of Beowulf. The archetype for all epic hero cycle stories. Various stories evolved from Beowulf, which contain the same concept, but changing the characters, setting, and etc. Beowulf displays heroic character traits, as well as many other heroes today. For...
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  • Characterizing Reality in Harry Potter
    Characterizing Reality In Harry Potter The most important component in writing a novel is the creation of characters who are harmonious and who are believable on at least some level. But, regardless of how much influence fantasy has in a text, all characters must inevitably have at least some grounding in reality. I suspect that would be more difficult to include the same amount of reality in writing a fantasy novel, since the author of such a work must first decide how much the fantasy...
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  • Harry Potter and the "class distinctions"
    Harry Potter and the class distinctions in U.K. The series of Harry Potter are best seller all over the world. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry ,the stage of this story, is one of the most famous school. However paying attention to the school and education system in the series of Harry Potter, we can see the “class distinctions” by status and blood. And also there are this “class distinctions” in U.K. in particular about education. Before comparing education in U.K. and “the...
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  • Fate and Free Will in Harry Potter
    One of the most pondered questions in human existence is whether our lives are determined by forces which are beyond our control or by our own free will. It is widely believed that one's own destiny is created by fate. However, some also consider the possibility that one's own choices can determine the reality of one's existence. In Harry Potter, JK Rowling uses fate and choice as forces which shape the events revolving around her protagonist, Harry Potter, as well as the other characters in the...
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  • HArry Potter Essay - 33788 Words
    A t Malfoy Manor, Snape tells Voldemort the date that Harry’s friends are planning to move him from the house on Privet Drive to a new safe location, so that Voldemort can capture Harry en route. As Harry packs to leave Privet Drive, he reads two obituaries for Dumbledore, both of which make him think that he didn’t know Dumbledore as well as he should have. Downstairs, he bids good-bye to the Dursleys for the final time, as the threat of Voldemort forces them to go into hiding themselves....
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  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
    Spoiler alert: This article reveals plot developments in all six Harry Potter books. Over the years, various religious groups have struggled to pigeonhole the megapopular Harry Potter books. Some conservative Christians will tell you the series is of the devil, its author using a likeable boy hero to promote magick and paganism. Wiccans will laugh off the idea that what happens at Harry's school, Hogwarts, has even a passing resemblance to their practice. And other Christians will claim...
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  • Harry potter esssay - 930 Words
    Balances between the maintaining authority and the rebelling against it in Harry Potter Nowadays, Harry Potter series becomes of one of the most popular novels in Children’s a literature, which is also approved by the writer’ Union with a high reputation. Especially, throughout the novel, Harry and his friends break numerous rules in Hogwarts, but Rowling did a good balance between the importance of maintaining authority and the importance of rebelling against it. Although countless factors...
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  • Gender Roles in Harry Potter
    Girls in young adult fantasy novels tend to fare rather poorly, especially in the light of Susan from the Chronicles of Narnia. When Aslan admits the Pevensies into paradise, Susan is barred because she has forgotten Narnia and is more interested in stockings and the real adult world, because she has dared to want to grow up. Jill Pole comments: “She’s interested in nothing nowadays except nylons and lipstick and invitationsâ€1. C.S. Lewis presents a conservative view of girls in the fantasy...
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  • Persuasive Essay on Harry Potter
    The Magic of Harry Potter “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” This sentence introduced me, as well as countless others to the magical, fictional world of Harry Potter. Reading and watching Harry Potter is not only an escape from reality and stress outlet, but an entertaining alternative to mischievous activities. The series also teaches life lessons and morals that stick with you long after reading the...
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  • Harry Potter phenomenon - 474 Words
    Rowling in an interview described Ron as very funny but insensitive and immature, "There's a lot of immaturity about Ron, and that's where a lot of the humor comes from." "Rowling Reveals `Marriage' to Harry Potter at Reading (Correct)". Bloomberg. 22 October 2007. "Hermione is so very annoying in the early part of Philosopher's Stone that I really felt it needed something (literally) huge to bring her together with Harry and Ron." 1. Rowling, J.K. "Section:Extra Stuff — Hermione...
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  • The Story of Harry Potter - 812 Words
    The Story of Harry Potter Even if you have lived at the North Pole since 1997, you will probably have heard of JK Rowling and her Harry Potter series of books. Harry Potter himself is arguably the world’s most loved cultural icon from the past 10 years. To put Pottermania in perspective, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth book, sold more copies in the first 24 hours of its release in July 2005 than The Da Vinci Code sold in the entire year of 2004. Consider The Da Vinci...
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  • Harry Potter - Book Report
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