Yet it finds itself in a slightly awkward position, somewhere between childhood innocence and naivety and darker teenage horror. In many places it seems a bit obvious and ham-fisted, Rowling seems to have opted for stereotypes rather than originality in these monsters and it makes it all a little contrived. Unfortunately, this is inescapable and dulls the intrigue and interest of the book, in many ways this book came too soon, when the dark side of the magical world was still too undefined for readers for it to truly be explored to the extent that it needs to be for this story. Yet it is a necessary part of the series and must be read in order to understand the following five books. In many ways the Chamber of Secrets opens doors to aspects of the Harry Potter series that will become hugely important later on, ideas about Voldermort’s past and his soul and even his choice to hunt Harry begin to take shape and future relationships are hinted at.
The author narrows on analyzing how Harry Potter wizarding world deals with the contrast of black and white magic and what role gender plays in both aspects. More specifically, the author focuses on how the novels unfolds in terms of gender dynamics. To do this, the author splits the wizarding world into sections that consist of the different families, The Ministry of Magic, Hogwarts School, the Death Eaters and Hermione. The author, Delaney Bullinger, wrote this for her thesis as a requirement for her Bachelor of Arts in English in Linfield College. As opposed to other sources that only focus one aspect of the Harry Potter world, this author provides an extensive and well rounded view of gender representation in the Harry Potter world.
In Wuthering Heights, the house is haunted by its residents but tis residents are also haunted by the house and if it were not for the struggle of those within the house, the story would not have occurred. Finally in Dracula, the castle is as much of an oppressive and astounding force as it owner, it was like a labyrinth to be understood much like the Count and his various secrets. Thus, the setting in these stories is tied to its characters and the story’s development. They serve the function of showing the development of the story and its characters as well as being symbols of the Gothic in these gothic
Furthermore, Carter uses these mirrors as a symbol for a mans objectifying eye. In Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber”, the use of mirrors act as a mechanism to exhibit the objectification of a woman by a man. With the multitude of mirrors, this allows not only the Marquis to view his women from every angle,
In the novel, Stevenson uses mirrors to represent Hyde’s physical manifestation, an object that reflects within the person, and he uses the mirrors to show the unstable duality of the individual's psyche. At first mention of the mirror, it is associated with evil and fear. Utterson and Poole go into Jekyll’s home and the pair notice the mirror, “…into whose depth they looked with an involuntary horror” (Stevenson, 57). Both of these characters have never mentioned the mirror before, yet when they look into it they mutual sense of dread, fearing the mirror, but not knowing exactly what they fear. Poole goes on to whisper “‘This glass has seen some strange things, sir’” (Stevenson,
In the story “The Scarlet Letter,” the author uses mirror as a device to exposes the truth by reflecting on the characters through characterization, mood, setting and theme. An individual cannot completely hide his or her sin when looking through a mirror. Hawthorne uses the mirror reflection to create a sense of piercing into a character’s thought thus revealing to the reader its purpose- to expose the truth- setting up a stage to carry on its mood, setting and deliver themes. Mirror characterizes characters and reveals to them the truth through the reflection of its image. While Hester was standing on the scaffold, “she saw her own face, glowing with girlish beauty, and illuminating all the interior of the dusky mirror in which she had been
Here the author is trying to appeal to readers that would have an understanding of medieval writings and who would be familiar with hagiographies. Pomerleau also gives reasons as to why Richard III should not be considered realistic history and instead follows more with the Hagiographic pattern. He says, “Instead of merely presenting Richard as a raving tyrant or pagan persecutor, Shakespeare develops and presents a complete narrative of his biography and character” (Pomerleau 70). The author is using logos for his audience in showing that Shakespeare’s play actually shows depth to the character of Richard. This is effective because it helps to solidify the idea that Shakespeare was intentionally embellishing the character’s story for the sake of keeping the pattern of a reverse hagiography.
Harry Potter, from the Harry Potter book series, was a fictional wizard. The books were set in the late 1980’s. Harry Potter defied all the odds when he survived a killing curse at age one. Voldemort tried to kill Harry, and succeeded in killing both his mother and father. Harry however, was able to survive because his mother gave her life to protect Harry, which in turn created a shield, so that Harry could not be harmed.
But I will be focus on this particular movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, in this essay. In the beginning of this movie, the author used three steps as herald to build up the call for hero's journey. First came Harry's dream of seeing the images of Lord Voldemort and his two servants, and that made Harry wonder what the dream meant. Following was the disaster in Quidditch World Cup, and of course Harry linked this massacre with his dream unconsciously. While these two calls were not strong enough to push Harry to his adventure.
A mirror provides a reflection of light, but in this story a reflection means much more. Every time the minister realizes the influence of the veil, he instantly rethinks his decision and shudders at what he has turned into. The mirror in this story represents realization and truth about what the minister has become as a result of the veil. When the minister wears the veil throughout the day, a mirror would show him the image of himself from other people’s point of view. He seems to dislike himself for his decision to wear the veil, but takes the burden.