J. K. Rowling’s Description of the Grandfather Paradox as Illustrated in Her Book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Thesis: The Grandfather Paradox is often misrepresented in works of literature and film. However, in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the paradox is represented fairly well with only a few errors. The Grandfather paradox is commonly known as the myth of killing one’s grandparents in order to prevent his/her own birth. This paradox … Read more

The Deconstruction of Concepts of Life and Death in Harry Potter Series

The theme of death in the Harry Potter series provides researchers with a substantial amount of material to absorb, as this topic is of great importance for understanding J.K. Rowling’s message clearer. However, past critics concentrated predominantly on death as a form of sacrifice. This essay will look closely at terms of ‘life’ and ‘death’, … Read more

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the 8th book in the Harry Potter series and follows the life of Harry Potter after Hogwarts. The book starts off with Harry Potter’s kids, Albus Potter and Rose Granger-Weasley, going to Hogwarts for the first time. On the Hogwarts Express, school train, Albus makes friends … Read more

What is Harry Potter to you?

Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry’s struggle against Lord … Read more

Identity Formed by Choices in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, a Novel Series by J.K. Rowling

While the entire Harry Potter series works to establish the identity of the main character, the first installment in J.K. Rowling’s bestselling books, entitled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, clearly presents a pattern which begins early on in the life of the protagonist, Harry Potter. Contrary to works which might emphasize the influence of … Read more

Harry Potter and the Dursley Family

The novel opens with a description of the Dursley family, a middle-class family that lives in Little Whinging, Surrey. Vernon and Petunia Dursley are constantly worried that someone will find out about Petunia’s decidedly “unDursleyish” witch sister, Lily, and their worries are justified when Lily’s son, Harry, is left on their doorstep. James Potter, Lily’s … Read more

J.K. Rowling’s Use of Spiritual Views and Imagery as Illustrated in the Book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone In 1997, J.K. Rowling changed the world forever when she published her first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The first out of a 7 book series, it quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. Originally published as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book brings the reader … Read more