The Harry Potter Series: Theme Of Study In College Literature

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The great literature that students study in a college literature class have several elements in common. Plot, characterization, theme, and symbolism are a few of the elements of fiction that are studied in a college literature class. Some of the great authors that are studied are William Faulkner, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, and Edgar Allan Poe. An author that should be given some consideration for further study is J. K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame. Rowling’s use of formula, plot, characterization, theme, and symbolization make her works worthy of study in a college literature class.
The Harry Potter series is a series of seven books that tell the story of Harry Potter, and his friends, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger. Together the trio of friends take on many adventures. The main adventure being the demise of Lord Voldemort. Harry meets several influential people on his journey to defeat The Dark Lord. In each of the books, Harry faces Lord Voldemort in some way and bests him each time.
Rowling’s works are very formulaic, which works well for her intended audience. The Harry Potter series is written for young readers, from the age of eleven to seventeen. Each book in the series is catered to the age of the reader. The reader and the protagonist, Harry Potter, are intended to be the same age. Each book, with the exception of the first one, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, start in late July and end in mid-June. The first book begins when Harry is a year

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