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Females and Harry Potter

Females and Harry Potter

Not All that Empowering

  • Author: Ruthann Mayes-Elma
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742537798
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 155
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Uses critical discourse analysis, feminist theory, and critical theory to examine the female characters in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, focusing on such themes as validating/enabling, intelligence, and mothering.

Female Villains in Contemporary Popular Culture. Bellatrix Lestrange in the "Harry Potter" Series

Female Villains in Contemporary Popular Culture. Bellatrix Lestrange in the

  • Author: Julia Merten
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3668529205
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 11
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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,0, University of Paderborn, language: English, abstract: This term paper examines the origins of the lack of female villains in contemporary popular culture. The thesis aims to explain that female villains are more dangerous because of their sex. In contemporary popular culture the most villains are men. It is very unlikely that the main villain could be a woman. Mostly men are the villain and the hero in popular culture and literature. What is the reason for that? What is the reason for such a sexist image of women? Why are there so few female villains? Why are there so few female heroes? I want to find an answer to these questions by taking a closer look on the death eater Bellatrix Lestrange of the Harry Potter series. She is the most evil character, not only in the Harry Potter series, but also of all fictional female villains one can imagine. I am going to compare her character to the one of Lord Voldemort, the most powerful male villain of the Harry Potter books. Not only will I compare the male to the female villain, but also take a closer look on the relation between Bellatrix Lestrange and another female character of Harry Potter, that takes an important role in the plot. Bellatrix Lestrange compared to Molly Weasley, who killed the death eater during the final battle of Hogwarts. After having compared Bellatrix Lestrange with the other female character, I will come to the final comparison of Bellatrix and Lord Voldemort; the comparison of a female and a male villain.

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon

  • Author: Lana A. Whited
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 9780826215499
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 418
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Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter is the first book-length analysis of J. K. Rowling's work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry's world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling's latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy

Hogwarts for Muggles

  • Author: William Irwin,Gregory Bassham
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470627358
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 304
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A philosophical exploration of the entire seven-book Harry Potter series Harry Potter has been heralded as one of the most popular book series of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry, Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil is one of the many things that make this series special. The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles in J.K. Rowling's groundbreaking series and takes fans back to Godric's Hollow to discuss life after death, to consider what moral reasoning drove Harry to choose death, and to debate whether Sirius Black is a man or a dog. With publication timed to coincide with the release of the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), this book will be the definitive guide for all fans looking to appreciate the series on a deeper level. Covers a range of intriguing topics such as the redemption of Severus Snape, the power of love, and destiny in the wizarding world Gives you a new perspective on Harry Potter characters, plot lines, and themes Makes a perfect companion to the Harry Potter books and movies Packed with interesting ideas and insights, The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy is an ideal companion for anyone interested in unraveling the subtext and exploring the greater issues at work in the story.

Supernatural Youth

Supernatural Youth

The Rise of the Teen Hero in Literature and Popular Culture

  • Author: Jes Battis
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739128590
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 223
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The goal of Supernatural Youth: The Rise of the Teen Hero in Literature and Popular Culture, edited by Jes Battis, is to analyze the ways in which young heroic protagonists are presented in popular literary and visual texts. Supernatural Youth is essential for educators who work in the fields of English, media studies, women's studies, LGBT studies, and sociology, as well as undergraduate students who are interested in popular culture.

The Harry Potter Companion

The Harry Potter Companion

  • Author: Acascias Riphouse
  • Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781589395824
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 537
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This is a magical, unofficial companion to the "Harry Potter" series that will help you enjoy the adventures more thoroughly. Learn about the wizard lifestyle, get to know Hogwarts inside and out and discover everything you ever wanted to know about Animagi. Descriptions, definitions, maps, timelines and additional commentary will guide you every step of the way.

Mugglenet.com's Harry Potter Should Have Died

Mugglenet.com's Harry Potter Should Have Died

Controversial Views from the #1 Fan Site

  • Author: Emerson Spartz,Ben Schoen
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • ISBN: 1569757445
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 180
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Children's Literature

Children's Literature

A Reader's History, from Aesop to Harry Potter

  • Author: Seth Lerer
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226473023
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 396
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Ever since children have learned to read, there has been children’s literature. Children’s Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop’s fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter. The only single-volume work to capture the rich and diverse history of children’s literature in its full panorama, this extraordinary book reveals why J. R. R. Tolkien, Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beatrix Potter, and many others, despite their divergent styles and subject matter, have all resonated with generations of readers. Children’s Literature is an exhilarating quest across centuries, continents, and genres to discover how, and why, we first fall in love with the written word. “Lerer has accomplished something magical. Unlike the many handbooks to children’s literature that synopsize, evaluate, or otherwise guide adults in the selection of materials for children, this work presents a true critical history of the genre. . . . Scholarly, erudite, and all but exhaustive, it is also entertaining and accessible. Lerer takes his subject seriously without making it dull.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Lerer’s history reminds us of the wealth of literature written during the past 2,600 years. . . . With his vast and multidimensional knowledge of literature, he underscores the vital role it plays in forming a child’s imagination. We are made, he suggests, by the books we read.”—San Francisco Chronicle “There are dazzling chapters on John Locke and Empire, and nonsense, and Darwin, but Lerer’s most interesting chapter focuses on girls’ fiction. . . . A brilliant series of readings.”—Diane Purkiss, Times Literary Supplement

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series

  • Author: Katrin Berndt,Lena Steveker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317122119
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 248
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Taking up the various conceptions of heroism that are conjured in the Harry Potter series, this collection examines the ways fictional heroism in the twenty-first century challenges the idealized forms of a somewhat simplistic masculinity associated with genres like the epic, romance and classic adventure story. The collection's three sections address broad issues related to genre, Harry Potter's development as the central heroic character and the question of who qualifies as a hero in the Harry Potter series. Among the topics are Harry Potter as both epic and postmodern hero, the series as a modern-day example of psychomachia, the series' indebtedness to the Gothic tradition, Harry's development in the first six film adaptations, Harry Potter and the idea of the English gentleman, Hermione Granger's explicitly female version of heroism, adult role models in Harry Potter, and the complex depictions of heroism exhibited by the series' minor characters. Together, the essays suggest that the Harry Potter novels rely on established generic, moral and popular codes to develop new and genuine ways of expressing what a globalized world has applauded as ethically exemplary models of heroism based on responsibility, courage, humility and kindness.

Female Force: Best Sellers

Female Force: Best Sellers

  • Author: Scott Davis,Ryan Burton,Adam Gragg,Kimberly Sherman
  • Publisher: Bluewater Productions
  • ISBN: 161623928X
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 96
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Recounts in graphic novel format how their careers began and highlights their lives, influences, and notable works.