I'm a 21 year old Potter fan that's never been a part of the community. My friends never really got into the books so I never had anyone to discuss them with. I hope that changes on this site.
Muggles and Wizards: religious suggestion in the first chapter of Harry Potter by Noah Fried
Rated: All Ages [Reviews - 10]
Summary: I focus on two passages from the first chapter of Philosopher's Stone. And spin various theories from there.
I love this. It's neat that out of those two passages you were able to pull that thought process out.
I don't know if I would pull out a religious connotation to the text, but it as irrelevant as it is, but what you pointed out in your close read kind of reminds me of the differences between the world of the living and the world of the dead in Corpse Bride.
Summary: A discussion of Sirius Black and Remus Lupin, with the focus on reading their canine forms as different representations of the homosexual male body.
I love this. I never really took that into consideration when I was reading the books. But it adds a whole different dimension to the books.
Summary: A little look on how Hufflepuff is just as good as the other 3 houses.
I love this defense. I'm sure Hufflepuffs everywhere would be proud to read it. Don't you think?
Summary: Hedwig meant more in th books than just Harry's companion, so for my first Essay I chose to write you a piece on what she did mean and how good a character I truly beleive she was. I hope you enjoy!
Ah! I agree wholeheartedly! I had to explain to people over and over why I cried when Hedwig died! I didn't cry just because she was an innocent owl that was killed. She represented everything good and pure about Harry's time in the Wizarding World. Once she died, you knew that the books were only going to get darker without that bright, white owl.
Summary: A close look at how addiction and substance abuse is illustrated in the series. Will it change the way we look at certain characters, or even ourselves?
This could just be me, but I always thought that Hagrid being a heavy drinker kind of fit his character. Like he's the dipiction of a lower class cockney englishman and known for drinking and being silly.
Overall I like the paper, it doesn't change how I viewed any of the characters but like you said, having flawed characters made the story the more real :D
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.