Elements Of Archetypes In Harry Potter

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Register to read the introduction…From ancient mythology to the modern science-fiction, stories have full of fantastic characters and settings. There is a heavy load of symbolism under the cover of fantasy being conveyed through structures called archetypes. The idea of archetype as a symbolic structure which is repeated countless over time and space was identified and studied by the psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung and these archetypes can be recognized in many forms of art or even in dreams. A literary phenomenon of the 21 century, the Harry Potter series tells the story of a boy wizard and his journey into hero hood. In every hero journey, its pinnacle is reached in the confrontation with an arch (e)-villain. Every step in the journey has a symbolic significance and the villain follows its rules. The villain is a force to which the hero has to oppose; the villain is also representative of darkness. The details of the past of a villain are not given earlier but slowly as the story develops it reveals all details of the villain. Villain in the Harry Potter series, Lord Voldemort, lives his own journey; one which is incredibly similar to the archetypal journey lived by the hero, Harry. The readers can find out the power domination in this series of…show more content…
To point out elements of witchcraft in Harry Potter and series.
2. To investigate the impact of witchcraft on child psychology.
3. There are some power dominant elements in the series of Harry Potter, so the purpose of this study is also to analyze it in detail.
4. To study how magical elements encourages children to explore witchcraft in more detail.
5. To analyze the evil character through the writer’s perspectives.

Voldemort as a character through Rowling’s Perspectives In 2001 interview, Rowling said Voldemort was invented as nemesis for Harry Potter, the protagonist of the series and the intentionally did not flesh out Voldemort’s flashback at first. “The basic idea didn’t know he was a wizard and so then I kind of worked backwards from that position to find out how that could be, that he wouldn’t know what he was. When he was one year old, the most evil wizard for hundreds and hundreds of years attempted to kill him. Lord Voldemort killed Harry’s parents, and then he tried to kill Harry. The villain tried to curse Harry, but for some mysterious reason the curse didn’t work on Harry. So he’s left with this lightning bolt shaped scar on his forehead and the curse rebounded upon the evil wizard, who has been in hiding ever
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