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  • Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone Analysis

    Albus Dumbledore is God God, Lucifer, and Jesus attending a boarding school in a Scotland castle sounds like the beginnings of a very odd joke. Yet it can be argued that this is essentially what went down in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone. Religious symbolism is heavily entrenched in this young adult movie series, as it naturally should. References to religion is often essential in any narrative that depicts the struggle between darkness and light. This is because darkness and light is often used as a symbolic distinction between God and Lucifer. This kind of symbolism is classically used in countless books, films, and other forms of art. The movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone, and the book it is based on, is no exception.…

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  • Comparison Of Star Wars And Harry Potter

    In doing so, we will compare story, characters, concepts, and more, of two of the biggest franchise films - Star Wars (SW) and Harry Potter (HP) - in which I will show why Star Wars is the better franchise. Despite their difference in genre, the movies share many similarities. both franchises share many similarities they have followed the same basic structure of ‘The Hero’s Journey,’ also known as the ‘hero myth’ or ‘monomyth’ (Hokanson & Fraher 2008 p. 29) like many stories/films beforehand…

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  • Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone Argumentative Essay

    from a record level because the company didn’t think that they had a future in show business. (Weismen) Still harder to believe is that J.K. Rowling’s world famous book ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ was rejected by no less than 12 publishers before it was finally published in 1997 at the insistence of Bloomsbury chairman, Nigel Newton’s daughter Alice. (Vincent; Lawless “Nigel Newton”) The story of an 11 year old orphan thrust into an unfamiliar world of magic and set on a course to…

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  • Personal Narrative: Get Lost Within The Pages

    everyone should have the ability to do whether it 's used for success in today 's world, or for enjoyment to escape into all different kinds of enchanting stories. At a young age, I was always read to by my step mom every night before I went to bed. She didn’t show the pages to me because the books weren 't picture books. She always read books which had a higher reading level than I possessed. In 3rd grade my teacher noticed I had trouble with reading comprehension, so she gave me the first…

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  • Criticism Of The Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    of these characters. She wanted her audience to empathize with these characters, which was a huge lesson on human nature for me. She made me understand characters I despised, which made me uncomfortable and left me searching for a way out of these characters ' heads. Toni Morrison is an incredibly talented writer. She created multiple, complex characters I both love and hated. She taught me that there good, complex characters are more than just “good” or “bad.” And the best writers will…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Queen-Bee

    I consider myself two insects: a queen-bee and a book worm. The queen-bee comes from my ability to be a leader and stand up for my opinions. No, I do not have tons of worker bees behind my back although that would be very useful! I am an extreme bookworm and strive to have the world’s biggest collection of books in the future. One of my dearest series is the Harry Potter series which I have reread three times. I compare all the four Harry Potter houses to myself: Ravenclaw, Gryffindor,…

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  • The Human And Animal Relationships In Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

    Animals have a significant part in human’s daily lives. Everyday people overlook the importance the animals have in the lives around the people they care about. This happens in reality and in stories, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is no different. Many characters have interactions with the animals around them; these relationships are not always positive or negative. They can range from friendship, companionship, enemies to antagonistic relationships. The reason I decide to read this…

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  • Osiris Compare And Contrast Essay

    In the realm of pop culture one can find countless parallels between the plots of popular stories and ancient myth. One such reference to these parallels can be found in the plot similarities between the story of Isis seeking out the dismembered parts of her recently murdered husband, Osiris, and the tale of Harry Potter seeking out the cursed horcruxes in order to destroy the evil Lord Voldemort. While there are major differences in context, there are significant similarities between the two…

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  • Harry Potter Beasts

    The Beasts Inside the Universe of Harry Potter Ahn Pruitt Keiser University Beasts Inside the Universe of Harry Potter Fifteen years ago, J.K. Rowling introduced the world to the wondrous and magical world of Harry Potter with the release of the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 2001. The release of each of the movies there after were highly anticipated, all the way up until the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – part 2 which was released in July of 2011. The movies…

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  • Under The Spell By Joan Acocella

    The Harry Potter series can be an enjoyment for children or a literary failure depending on the reader. Joan Acocella, the author of “Under the Spell” thinks the Harry Potter books are an amazing series that took a new turn on fairy tales. She was able to enjoy the series while feeling a connection with the characters. Harold Bloom, the author of “Can 35 Million Book Buyers Be Wrong? Yes.” has a different view of the series. He believes that the books may be interesting, but they lack…

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