Advanced Composition ENG 300
January 6, 2014
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone Book vs. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone Movie Comparison and Contrast
In 1997 under an author unknown the titles book Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone was published by Bloomsbury, a publisher in the United Kingdon, the Author J.K. Rowling. In 1998 The title of the book was changed to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for the purpose of releasing the book to the United States, the publisher feared that the American readers would not associate the work “philosopher” with a magical theme. The book named after the titular character, chronicles the adventures of a wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom meet, become friends and students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The book was then turned into a movie and released in November 2001. Both the book and the movie revolve around the main character and the two friends. In both versions, are based on the title character Harry Potter and taken to a world of fantasy in a wizardly world. The book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was Family is the term that has been used to refer to a unit of society. Originally, this is derived from the Latin term familia. The term is a compound word that can be used to mean different things. For instance, it can be used to refer to the group of related or unrelated individuals as well as the unit of society that forms a basic element of it. It is mainly used to represent a number of individuals who are presumably linked through birth, marriage as well as by sharing a common ancestry. According to the Oxford Scholarly Dictionary, a family has been distinctly defined in various ways as a collection of individuals united by blood as well as a set of connected things. As a Puerto Rican we value the word familia. Most Puerto Ricans are Roman Catholics. Our culture values personnel and warm relationship with family and friends. These relationships tend to be defined by rules of respect that acknowledge the qualities that determine a person’s worth. Family within the Puerto Rican culture is usually an extended system that encompasses not only those related by blood and marriage but also compadres (godparents) and hijo de crianzas (informally adopted children). The aspect of informality in a family is mostly made to create a sense of belonging for the members. Therefore, it can thus be regarded as the place where individuals are made to feel comfortable and free from societal stress.
Historically, the term is mainly perceived as an institution than a blood-related unit of society. Considering a family as an institution incorporates other members of a society and hence does not exclude people who are not related by blood. In most cases, communities have been acknowledged to consider themselves as a family or as is usually the case, a global village. Connection by blood can mainly be attributed to the structure of a nuclear family where children provide the blood link between father and mother who are unrelated, but united through marriage to form a unity. According to Corbett (2), the average family was described by the expression nuclear family comprising mother, father and children. In essence, the description of the term is considered to solely rely on the link between the family members other social aspects. Family cannot be considered as a sole entity. It mainly relies on other social factors like religion, culture and politics as this helps individuals to comprehend the family concept better (Word Press n.pg). Religions as well as cultural factors have mainly been acknowledged to influence the aspect of family in the contemporary world. Christians and Islam, as well as other religions uphold the teachings on family virtues. This has by a long way contributed towards the formation of families with respect to the teachings of the respective religion. For...
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