Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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  • Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone Analysis

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Synopsis J.K. Rowling (2014) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the story of an eleven-year-old boy learns that he is a wizard and is inviting to study at Hogwarts, where is hiding the mystical stone and there is someone planning to steal it. After Lord Voldemort, the wicked wizard defeats and disappears, Harry Potter lives with the Dursley family for 10 years. He grows up in the cupboard under the stairs and eats leftover food from the Dursleys. One day, a strange incident occurs to him. He accidentally releases a viper to his cousin while visiting the zoo; it causes his uncle to be very angry and punishes him. After that, he receives a mysterious letter. Harry’s uncle tries to prevent him…

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  • Comparing The Quest In Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

    S. Lewis and the first two Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling have a multitude of complex characters for and against the quest’s in their texts. Northrop Frye’s “The Mythos of Summer: Romance.” outlines how he believes what a character’s traits are based on their position on the quest. Frye claims that, “Characters tend to be either for or against the quest. If they assist it they are idealized as simply gallant or pure; if they obstruct it they are caricatured as simply villainous or cowardly”…

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  • Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone Quest Cycle

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone written by J.K. Rowling is the first novel in the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter series. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a Heroic Quest Cycle because it includes a call to adventure, a descending into darkness, and a transformation and resurrection. This novel shows Harry evolving into a better being, descending into the darkest part of his quest, and more importantly, being presented with an adventure that completely…

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  • Christianity In Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

    As one of the most influential magic literary works from the 20th century to the 21st century, the series of novels of Harry Potter have attracted the readers of the young generation globally with its powerful cultural charm. And the major theme in the works is the core value of Christian spirit, the basic Christian thoughts in Harry Potter is analyzed deeply in the essay, to summarize the ideological connotation of the religions thought in Harry Potter and The Philosopher 's Stone (hereinafter…

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  • Comparison Of Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

    of this is the series Harry Potter. The magical world of the Harry Potter series was written by J.K. Rowling. In fact, she comes up with the idea on a train in the summer of 1990. (Biographical interview). The first film was Harry Potter and the Philosopher 's Stone. Basically, the plot of this movie is more focused in the early life of Harry Potter and how he lives his first year at the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Moreover, during his first year at school, he met other young wizards, who…

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  • J. K. Rowling Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

    screenwriter, best known for her seven-book Harry Potter fantasy series. After the first fantasy novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone became a global hit in 1999, Rowling became an international literary sensation when the first three parts of Harry Potter took over the top three slots of The New York Times best-seller list after achieving a similar success in her native country. Being sold in more than 500 million copies worldwide and winning multiple awards, the Harry Potter series,…

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  • Ideology And Power Relations In Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

    Children 's literature can be said to be concerned with both ideology and power relations. This essay is interested in exploring these issues through a close reading of an extract from J.K Rowling 's Harry Potter and the Philosopher 's Stone (1997). The extract itself is taken from chapter ten, Halloween in which a pivotal scene in the plot 's rising action is played out. The scene also highlights a major development in the character of Hermione Granger, from prissy 'nightmare ' (Rowling, 1997)…

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  • Fantasy Elements In Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

    in her novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. With aspects of typical fantasy setting, the incorporation of mythical creatures and magic, Rowling has created a fantasy novel. The fantasy genre has general guidelines when it comes to creating a story for it to be qualified as fantasy. In the fantasy genre, the stories created often have their own world, sometimes parallel to our own. Often seen in the fantasy genre, as well, is the incorporation of medieval components to…

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  • Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone Movie And Book Comparison Essay

    J,K Rowling’s book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was eventually adapted into a film in 2001 by the Warner Bros. Pictures. While the movie itself was very well-received at the box-office and by the critics, there were several differences seen when compared to the book. The introduction was concise when compared to the book. The book started off mentioning Harry’s life with the Dursleys in a great amount of detail including the part where the Harry visits the zoo with the Dursleys along…

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  • Archetypes In Harry Potter

    Brandi Smith Dr. Alisa Clapp-Itnyre English L392 November 19, 2015 The Use of Mythology in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling is filled with hints toward Greek, medieval, and Biblical literature, as well as other folklore. Through her conscious use of past archetypes, Rowling displays an expansive intellect that readers many not notice during their first read-through of the series. Rowling uses her knowledge of these classics in the naming of the…

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