Summary: This is an essay I wrote for school comparing and contrasting the lives of Harry and Voldemort. It starts with their childhoods and continues until the end of the books.
Summary: After a brief introduction to what will be a four-part essay, I take a close look at the hints we get from the Sorting Hat's songs about what exactly it takes to be in Gryffindor.
Many thanks to Noah and his close read of the Sorting Hat's song in Episode 3 for inspiring this essay!
Summary: A closer look at the qualities of Hufflepuff house, through the lens of the Sorting Hat's songs.
I suggest you read at least the opening of "Part 1: Gryffindor" first, just to get an idea of where I'm coming from.
Summary: An essay about the importance and symbolism of the use of specific colours in the Harry Potter books, with a focus on the colours representing the four Hogwarts houses.
Summary: A close look at how bullying is depicted in the HP series. Did JKR illustrate it appropriately? Does it help us understand certain characters?
Ravenclaw and Hermione Granger: Not A Match Made in Heaven? by suprememugwump
Rated: All Ages [Reviews - 4]
Summary: In this, the third part of my "A Guide to Sorting" series, I look at what the Sorting Hat has to say about the "smart house." I also argue that JK Rowling had more reasons than convenience for not placing Hermione in Ravenclaw.
Summary: This is what I hope to develop as a series of essays that look at the topic of death within the Harry Potter series. More specifically, I will be trying to find evidence of an afterlife (or lack thereof) and what exactly it consists of. The first essay will look at ghosts, but future essay topics will likely include the scene at King's Cross, a brief look at portraits, the Resurrection Stone, various key scenes from the series, and more! I'm sure I will discover more as I go along. Hope to see you there with me!
Summary: Insight into Snape's actions, and Harry's reactions throughout the books and how they relate to Snape's true character.
Siriusly Slytherin?: Sortings in Wizarding Families by LumosNight3
Rated: All Ages [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Somewhat of a follow-up to my first Quibble, The Seven Wonders of Weasley, I take a look at how sorting affects the Black family, in particular Sirius. This is not another lengthy analysis of specific characters and their attributes, but rather I'm trying to think about why J.K. Rowling sorts Sirius so differently from his family for reasons beyond the fact that he truly is a Gryffindor at heart.
Summary: The last installment of my "A Guide to Sorting" series. I examine what the Sorting Hat says about the serpent house and attempt to quell any doubts about Severus Snape's Slytherin-ness.
Teaching in the Harry Potter Series: We can learn something! by JealousofWizards
Rated: All Ages [Reviews - 0]
Summary: I explore the teaching methodologies prevalent in the Harry Potter series and how we muggles might learn from them.
Summary: This essay explores the idea that the prophecy that was smashed in the Order of the Phoenix when Bellatrix tried to stupefy Harry was yet another prophecy about Voldemort and the future of the Wizarding world.
Summary: My guess on the owner of the Room of Requirement.
We've talked a lot about where the curse of unicorn blood comes from, but just what exactly is the curse?! That's what this Quibble seeks to find out!
I'm back with more of my thoughts and questions that I had while re-reading the Harry Potter books. This time from Chapters 1 & 2 of Chamber of Secrets.
I pair up characters with magical creatures that are like them.
In which I try to explain my views on prejudice in the Wizarding world, and connect it to certain areas of the muggle world as well. The category is Fantastic Beats and Where to...
This is an essay I wrote for school comparing and contrasting the lives of Harry and Voldemort. It starts with their childhoods and continues until the end of the books.