Harry Potter Narrative Method Analysis

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Since the 1980s, the terms ‘magic realism’, ‘magical realism’ and ‘marvellous realism’ have become both highly fashionable and derided. On the face of it, they are oxymoron describing the forced relationship of irreconcilable terms. It is in fact the inherent inclusion of contradictory elements that has made and sustained the usefulness and popularity of the concepts to which the terms refer. In recent years the term ‘magical realism’ has become the most popularly used one of the three terms, referring to a particular narrative mode. What the narrative mode offers is a way to discuss alternative approaches to reality to that of Western philosophy, expressed in many postcolonial and non-Western works of contemporary fiction
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K. Rowling is a British novelist known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films series in history. Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final instalment. She was born in Yate, Gloucestershire; Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, divorce from her first husband and relative poverty until Rowling finished the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997. There were six sequels, the last, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007. Since then, Rowling has written three books for adult readers, the Casual Vacancy in 2012, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith- the crime fiction novels The Cuckoo’s Calling in 2013 and The Silkworm in…show more content…
K. Rowling. The plot follows Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, during which a series of messages on the walls of the school’s corridors warn that the “Chamber of Secrets” has been opened and that the “heir of Slytherin” would kill all pupils who do not belong to magical families. These threats are followed by attacks which leave residents of the school “petrified” (frozen like stone). Throughout the year, Harry and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger investigate the
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