J. K. Rowling Essays

Sort By:
  • Good Essays

    J. K. Rowling grows in her skills as a writer during the Harry Potter book series. All of the books carry the same basic plot order with few exceptions, but the reason the writing gets better as the books go on is the character development and characterization with symbolism. In the first two books, the focus is on magic and world building whereas the third is about filling in details about the past; specifically about Harry’s father and his friends. Harry’s father, James, and his friends are Animagi

    • 1084 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    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

    • 988 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Harry Potter Gender Roles

    • 1725 Words
    • 7 Pages

    attention of readers, young and old. Influenced by Christianity and the many gender roles in today’s society, J.K. Rowling uses symbols, whether it be a person or an object, to portray her views throughout the Harry Potter series. J. K. Rowling is a British author that was born in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England. She was born to a normal family and had a normal childhood. Rowling always had a passion for writing. She first started writing at the age of six. As she grew older, she wanted

    • 1725 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Narration Argument There are lots of characters in the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and the plot in this book is complicated but interesting. Every character has their own traits. J. K. Rowling uses third person limited narration in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince not only to let readers experience Harry’s shifting emotions, but also to let readers follow Harry’s steps in discovering who the Half-Blood Prince is. Third person limited narration reveals the change of Harry’s feelings

    • 769 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Essay #2: Censorship And Banned Books Is it possible to ban a book you dislike? If you think you can’t, go to your nearest library and challenge the book. Lots of people challenge books due to witchcrafting, racial, and sexual content. Books being challenged doesn’t mean it will get banned, not all the time. A person 's decision can impact others when someone wants to ban a book. The book that person’s trying to ban may be somebody 's favorite book. You can’t take away someone 's favorite book because

    • 1379 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    one’s culture is very well present in the artistic community, including among the fiction writers. Traditionally, fiction writers have taken aspects of a foreign culture to create characters and narratives. However, recent incidents, such as when J.K Rowling was accused of appropriating on Navajo narratives about skinwalkers in May 2016, has incited an argument between writers on whether writer should be allowed to use narratives borrowed from other cultures. This essay will discuss the problem of cultural

    • 954 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    V For Vendetta Analysis Through Marxist Lense V for Vendetta is a political dystopian thriller film based on a 1988 novel written by Alan Moore and David Lloyd of the same name. The movie is about an anarchist freedom fighter only known as V, who attempts to spark a revolution through violence, that set in United Kingdom that was led under a totalitarian neo-fascism government. Through a marxist lense, the ideology held by V is a powerful tool and is considered as one of the most greatest factor

    • 1192 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Despite its dull, ordinary setting, “I Stand Here Ironing” by Tillie Olsen is an extremely deep short story covering complex socio-economic issues spanning over two—very eventful—decades. The story shows how economic hardships could physically alter the stereotypical gender roles, while cultural traditions kept them mentally intact. When these two elements contradicted each other, they left women, like Tillie Olsen’s character, feeling emotionally responsible for the consequences. Although her husband

    • 962 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Lewis Carroll “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then” (Lewis Carroll). Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who is more commonly knowns as Lewis Carroll, was born on the 27th of January in 1832. He was the oldest boy out of his ten other siblings and he loved to entertain them by amusing them with magic tricks and logic games. When Lewis was only twelve years old he created his own newspaper, “Rectory Magazine” that he and his family contributed poems to. As a boy, Lewis attended

    • 1036 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Written in the late 8th century by Homer, Odysseus, the pinnacle of epic heroes in Greek literature, has become literature’s piece of clay and has been molded and adapted to what we find relevant in our society, who has also withstood the test of time. In The Odyssey, Homer’s protagonist Odysseus recounts his adventures getting back from the Trojan War and trying to get back home to Ithaca. Much like Odysseus, a hero modeled after Odysseus in modern culture is J.K. Rowling’s own Harry Potter. In

    • 850 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The first book in the Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian which is entitled The Lightning Thief written by Rick Riordan is about the adventure of Percy Jackson and his Demi-God friend who is Annabeth and a satyr named Grover. Mrs. Dodds, Percy’s math teacher told him, “It was only a matter of time before we found you out. Confess, and you will suffer less pain.” Was Percy’s Call to Adventure [Departure]. He was confused because he did not know what Mrs. Dodds was talking about and she turned into

    • 983 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    What is a book that can be related with both a real life event and a religion? The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, written by C.S. Lewis, talks about how 4 children discovered a whole new world of Narnia and how they solved the conflict there. In this story, it contains events similar to World War Two and the allegorical imagery of the Bible. The context of World War Two affected the representation of the biblical imagery in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by allowing a conflict to be included

    • 1100 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    of different authors though some read reluctantly. J.K. Rowling has flooded society in recent years with The Harry Potter series causing an incredible impact on the amount of people interested in reading. J.K. Rowling overcame her humble beginnings and difficult struggles to become a world-renowned author with the help of the Chosen One and his friends. While she may be a successful author now, everyone must start somewhere. Joanne Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 (Biography.com Editors).She was

    • 755 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Magic realism or magical realism is a genre where magic elements play a natural part in an otherwise mundane environment .Magic Realism is used in the novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold to show how usual occurrences seem mystical through the addition of illusory details. Although it is most commonly used as a literary genre, magic realism also applies to film and the visual arts . Marquez cleverly employs magic realism in his works (One Hundred Years of Solitude) to mix magic and reality so that

    • 1323 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    answer to all of these questions should be yes. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” Those are words from JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series. And let me tell you why I think she is so right. Failure. If I say the word failure, what comes to mind? What does it mean to you? Most people will probably think of the words; embarrassment, unacceptable

    • 789 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    When Someone You Love is Wiccan by Carl McColman is written in question and answer format for the purpose of educating spouses, family members, and friends of witches about the practice of Witchcraft. It answers the most popular questions and dispels the most popular misconceptions about the religion. Paganism, nature spirituality, Goddess spirituality, and Wicca are all names to describe the same religion. While they all describe the same overarching religion, they each have small differences-

    • 974 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    their needs aside if they must focus on a greater task. Unfortunately, we live in a world where seeing life through a moral lens becomes challenging forcing people to do unkind, unforgiving and careless acts. In The Casual Vacancy written by J.K Rowling, we are introduced to a little town, Pagford, whose people struggle to follow their moral responsibility and act out in selfish, harming manners after the death of Pagford Parish Councilor Barry Fairbrother. Each character possesses their own storyline

    • 1180 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Linda Barnes is a literary genius! Linda Barnes has written many mystery novels and has received many awards for her eye-opening best-selling books. Her famous mystery stories were a prodigious game-changer in the literary world. To begin, Linda Barnes was born on June 6, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan. On June 7, 1970, she married Richard Barnes. After her marriage, she began to write plays. Her first two plays were titled “Wings” and “Prometheus”. Little did she know, they would ere long become award

    • 483 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Dudley who states, “They stuff people’s heads down the toilet the first day at Stonewall,” He told Harry (Rowling 32). And also the assumption that the school is dreadful by Harry statement about the uniform stating, “He sat down at the table and tried not to think about how he was going to look on his first day at Stonewall High – like he was wearing bits of old elephant skin, probably” (Rowling 33). Both of these descriptions of the school seemingly suggest that it is a place much like the orphan

    • 1669 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    of different authors though some read reluctantly. J.K. Rowling has flooded society in recent years with The Harry Potter series causing an incredible impact on the amount of people interested in reading. J.K. Rowling overcame her humble beginnings and difficult struggles to become a world-renowned author with the help of the Chosen One and his friends. While she may be a successful author now, everyone must start somewhere. Joanne Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 (Biography.com Editors).She was

    • 755 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays