Ministry of Magic Essays

  • The Role Of Government In Henry David Thoreau's Harry Potter

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    himself that Voldemort has returned, the Ministry sends a new Ministry-approved teacher, Dolores Umbridge, to be the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts. However, Umbridge soon begins to exceed the requirements of her job title, enforcing rules sent by the Ministry and using inhumane and painful punishments against students who attempt to disagree with her claims that they will never face a situation that requires defending themselves with magic. One of these students being Harry himself

  • Goblet Of Fire Analysis

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    cup, during which he encounters Lord Voldemort’s death eaters. After the scare, Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts School of Wizardry, where the Triwizard tournament is about to commence. Only three students, each representing one of the three schools magic namely Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang, can participate; however, this year sees a fourth participant, Harry. Despite being below seventeen years old, the goblet of fire selects him causing everyone to suspect Harry of cheating. During the tournament

  • The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Analysis

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    In the 2003 novel, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, by Stephen King, starts the journey of Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger. This is the first book of eight in a series which tells the story of the Dark Tower. Roland is on a quest to find the Man in Black, and he encounters humans, demons, and many unearthly beings throughout his travels. In the middle of the desert, Roland encounters a boy named Jake Chambers, who, like anyone else, he does not think he can trust. Despite this, Roland decides

  • Harry Potter Lord Of The Rings Jungian Analysis

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    The following essay will be on the investigation of good and evil magicians in ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ from a Jungian perspective. The heptalogy ‘Harry Potter’ was written by J.K.Rowling from 1991 until 2007; it tells the story of Harry Potter growing up and fighting the evil magician Lord Voldemort. In this fight he is being supported by Professor Dumbledore, the headmaster of his school. The pentalogy ‘The Lord of the Rings’ was written by J.R.R. Tolkien; it is about Frodo Baggins

  • The Lightning Thief Summary

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    The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan follows Perseus Jackson, a somewhat troubled boy, who seems to have the worst luck! Not long into the book Percy discovers that he is a demigod; half god half mortal, and that this is the main cause of all his issues. With this new knowledge and Grover his satyr best friend , Percy treks to Camp Half Blood the only safe place for demigods like him. There he meets Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena and it is revealed that he is a son of Poseidon, and the supposed

  • The Hero's Quest In Beowulf

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    The steps of an archetypal hero quest have been introduced in hundreds of books over time. In all hero quest, the journey of the hero is described differently, but the hero usually endures the stages of a common hero quest story. The stories have similar ideas as well as similar hero adventures. The quest includes an inner battle or decision within the character that leads to a positive change or outcome involving the character’s actions. The book Beowulf, is a prime example of a hero quest despite

  • Similarities Between Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

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    In Harry Potter and the sorcerer 's stone, Harry goes through several steps in order to become a hero. The first being, the ordinary world. In the beginning of both the movie and the book Harry lives a normal life, with the exception of the treatment from his awful aunt and uncle. Many scenes in the movie show that Harry is meant to do and be more, but for now, his journey must begin in an ordinary world. His next step is the call to adventure. The first time Harry is shown doing something magical

  • A Brief Summary Of Jareth's Time In The Labyrinth

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    It has been over a decade since Sarah defeated The Goblin King and rescued her baby half-brother, Toby, from his kingdom. Jareth, the Goblin King, has watched as Toby grows up, secretly giving him everything he desired regardless of its attainability, propriety, or scale. Through the years, Toby noticed that his wishes were often fulfilled but never understood why having no memories of his time in the Labyrinth. Jareth lures Toby into his Kingdom by having one of his goblins steal his homework, the

  • Wizard Of Earthsea Movie Analysis

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    In watching the film, Donnie Darko and reading the novel, A Wizard of Earthsea, I noticed some similarities and some differences. Both books include a portrayal of the typical teenager’s maturation process. Now, which one does the best at portraying this process is another story. I personally think the novel, A Wizard of Earthsea does a better job at portraying the maturation process because it shows multiple stages and obstacles that Ged faced during his maturation process, unlike in the film Donnie

  • Hard Life Vs Harry Potter

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    Can you recall having to live in a cupboard or being called a freak? Well, In Harry Potter By: J.K Rowling, Harry has to live in a cupboard and in Wonder By: RJ Palacio, August does get called a freak. Harry 's parents died, and he has to live with the Dursleys, and August has a deformed face and is often called a freak. This is why they both have a hard life. My first piece of evidence is how Harry Potter has a hard life is because when he was a toddler his parents died. That would make Harry’s

  • Breakfast At Tiffany's Critical Analysis

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    Breakfast at Tiffany’s, by Truman Capote, is a novel in the perspective of an unnamed narrator. The story begins when the narrator moves into a new apartment building, and befriends our main character: Holly Golightly. Holly, being about 18 or 19 years old, is described as a beautiful woman who essentially makes her money as a call girl. Our narrator, soon referred to by Holly as “Fred” due to his likeness or her brother, is a writer. “Fred”, grows closer with Holly, meeting her manager as well

  • The Importance Of Adversity In 'Summer Ball'

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    In many of our lives we face adversity and crucial scenarios that seem to be impossible to overcome, but the one thing that allows us to persevere is ambition. In the novel Summer Ball by Mike Lupica he demonstrates the key aspects of how to overcome adversity through the life of Danny Walker a eighth grade boy who plays the sport basketball. Danny and his closest friends are from New York and are heading to a summer camp for basketball in Maine, but this is not just any camp it is a camp for the

  • I Am Malala Analysis

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    A year after Malala recovered from her injuries due to the grotesque attack on her, she wrote her autobiography “I am Malala” describing the memoirs of that incident and expressing her views on access to education for all girls and boys – the same message that had garnered the attention of the Taliban in the first place. She demanded the right for education for all the girls in her country and everywhere else in the world. The media coverage of Malala all over the western part of the world has been

  • Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

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    In the beginning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling, Harry lived with the Durselys. Mr. and Mrs. Dursley treated Harry very poorly compared to their son, Dudley. But before Harry moved in, his parents were killed by an evil wizard named Voldemort. Harry was the only one who survived and Hagrid, who was a gamekeeper at Hogwarts, took him to the Dursley’s front door step when he was a baby. Ever since that day, Harry believed that his life was miserable. Until one day, when it

  • Conflict In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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    Bromden states “A former army nurse, Nurse Ratched represents the oppressive mechanization, dehumanization, and emasculation of modern society.” She is the basis of the conflict within the book ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST which involves Randle McMurphy struggles to go against her and the tyranny she imposes upon the mental hospital. This conflict resembles the internal struggle within the Harry Potter films of Harry Potter and Voldemort. Randle P. McMurphy, a criminal sent to a prison instead

  • Good And Evil In John Connolly's The Gates

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    The Gates by John Connolly is a book about a boy named Samuel who ends up witnessing a “demon-summoning” ritual that actually works… in some sense of the word. What it actually does is opens a gate to Hell and demons take over all of the people who summoned them. After Samuel runs away, multiple times he is confronted by demons who threaten him, but he still needs to try to save the world even if none of the adults believe him. The book is extremely entertaining, and quite hilarious, to the point

  • The Witches By Roald Dahl Analysis

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    The Witches By: Roald Dahl Introduction The Witches, is a children fantasy horror novel written by the British writer Roald Dahl. It was published in 1983 by Jonathan Cape in London, with illustrations by Quentin Blake. This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny, imaginative tale of a seven- year- old boy that has run with real life witches. Summary A seven- year- old British boy moves in with his Norwegian grandmother after his parents are killed in a car accident. The boy and his grandmother

  • Essay On Little Shop Of Horrors

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    Little Shop Of Horrors is a 1986 film about a talking plant from outer space, a little flower shop, and a store boy trying to impress the girl that he’s in love with. This movie is a musical comedy starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene and Steve Marin as well as the voice of the plant being done by Levi Stubbs. Little Shop Of Horrors originally started out as an extremely low budget horror movie in 1960 that was made in the matter of two days which they got the idea for the plot of that movie from

  • Harry Potter Movie Review Essay

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    Sukripa Ranjit Professor Tiffany Schubert English 1302 2nd November 2017 Evaluation paper on “Harry Potter” movies Harry Potter series was written by British novelists J.K Rowling in seven books and eight movies. The first movie “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released on November 14, 2001. Harry Potter is one of the iconic heroes in the movie industry with a remarkable impact on people. Harry Potter is a young lad who finds out on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned child

  • Batman Movie Themes

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    The fundamental and arguably the most important theme in the Batman trilogy is Fear. Fear is instilled in everyone’s hearts and this is what drives the criminals and villains such as the Joker, Scarecrow and Bain to use their force to create unrest and chaos in the city of Gotham. Raz Al Ghul tells Bruce, “In order to manipulate the fear in others, you must first master your own”. Bruce had this fear of bats and that moment in the cave has tormented his whole life (image 1). He decides to turn his