J. K. Rowling Essays

  • Character Development And Symbolism In Harry Potter By J. K. Rowling

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    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

  • Harry Potter Gender Roles

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    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

  • Elements Of Archetypes In Harry Potter

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    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

  • Narrative Of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

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    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

  • Cultural Appropriation By J. K. Rowling: An Analysis

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    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

  • Failuation Speech: Michael Jordan's Success

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    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

  • Magic Realism In Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

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    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

  • When Someone You Love Is Wiccan Chapter Summary

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    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-

  • Compare And Contrast Porphyria's Lover And Goblin Market

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    Following the path of the Romantic period of writing, many Victorian era poems hold similar themes or support similar ideas that have evolved from the Romantic period. Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning and Christina Rossetti’s, Goblin market are two Victorian era writings that not only have apparent differences, but some similarities as well. Together, these two works can demonstrate some of the themes that ruled the Victorian era and the ways that some authors varied in how they used these themes

  • Noli Me Tangere Summary

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    Thought Paper on the Perspective of Noli me Tangere Group II-round 2 Introduction Noli Me Tángere is a novel written by José Rizal, one of the national heroes of the Philippines during the colonization of the country by Spain with a sole purpose of exposing the inequities of the Spanish officials and friars. Originally written in Spanish, the book was published and read in the Philippines in either Tagalog or English translations from the original Spanish version. Noli me Tangere is the Latin

  • Tragic Hero In Severus Snape

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    Severus Snape is first introduced to Harry Potter in his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is clear that Snape does not like Harry. It’s easy for those watching Harry’s life unfold to hate Snape. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, we can see that Harry Potter is the classic hero. What might go unnoticed, and is only fully revealed in this episode of the stories, is that Severus Snape exposes himself to be the tragic hero of the story. All of Snape’s characteristics

  • Agatha Christie Queen Of Mystery

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    The third most outstanding author ever is still remarkably popular today. Agatha Christie has only been outsold by The Bible and William Shakespeare. Even forty-two years after her death, her short stories and novels are read by people nationwide. Christie didn’t always have the thought of being a writer, but the interesting events that took place in her life started her career. Today’s popular television show of Doctor Who even recognized Christie and her works in one of their episodes. Due

  • Comparing Harry Potter And The Dark Lord

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    The movie has great animations and special effects and it makes the imagination run wild and make believe in everything it sees. It’s like you are waiting for the next scene until it reaches the ending. All in the world of witchcraft and wizardly knows that Harry Potter is right all along. The Dark Lord is bark lord summoned the Death Eaters and starting to spread darkness. Albus Dumbledore knows what is about to come so he is instructing Harry on what to do, anything but cryptic. Harry rejoins

  • The Hop Frog Analysis

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    This extract is taken from the short story “The hop frog or the Eight chained Orang - Outans” by Edgar Allan Poe. The hop- frog was written in the era of 1849. Poe was from the era of which, in literature we might called it as the romantic era and this might be the reason which is why the Poe writes his stories based upon the concepts of lost love and death. In the story hop frog the author constantly focuses on the humiliation of the weak. The extract is also basically focused on the degradation

  • John Henry In Freedom Summer Short Story

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    Bravery is everywhere. Courage is happening in real life, stories, and even with animals. Boldness is shown in 2011 when an actress named Kate Winslet rescues Richard Branson's mother from a burning house. Another time Winslet showed boldness was when the Virgin Island were struck by lightning by Hurricane Irene. She went into a burning house, rescued children then rescued their mother, even though the house eventually burnt down. All in all, she still showed guts by rescuing a family and going into

  • Literary Analysis: I Stand Here Ironing

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    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

  • V For Vendetta Marxism Analysis

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    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

  • Lion And The Wardrobe Allegory

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    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

  • How Doth The Little Crocodile By Lewis Carroll: Poem Analysis

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    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

  • Harry Potter Film Analysis

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    Worst To First: Ranking The Harry Potter Films Harry Potter was a global hit like any other stories and movies. But, unlike any other films, Harry Potter started as a book that was written by J.K Rowling. Since the book became well-known, the contract for this book to film it was greatly phenomenal that leaves the die-hard fans of the Harry Potter books in anticipation. And the fans were not left in disappointment when the Harry Potter film series were released in theaters. The directors of Harry