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However this prejudice runs deep within wizarding society, so deep that pureblood families would rather breed themselves in complete degeneracy than broaden their gene pool with non-purebloods. Whilst we can write this off as pure pig-headed dedication to ideology. I believe that there is a much deeper, rational reason behind pureblood prejuidice. Magic will always be magic and the beauty is that it does not follow the laws of science or logic.

It is something wild, unexplained and unknowable, but given this blog is all about semantics: I say to hell with beauty, let's douse Magic in science and see what strange hybrid ideas are produced! We have seen that the demographics of the wizarding world resembles pre-industrial Britain between the late middle ages and the early modern period.

I have discussed the burden of infectious diseases on wizarding society but traditionally disease is not the only problem facing pre-industrial societies.

In previous essays, I have explored how infectious disease can create high death rates in wizarding society. This does not just effect the population structure, it has huge consequences on how society functions and how the wizarding world approaches family planning. Draco Malfoy is probably not a single child by choice Log in No account? Tags administrative essayathon general summaries books chamber of secrets deathly hallows goblet of fire half-blood prince read through order of the phoenix philosophers stone prisoner of azkaban characters argus filch black family andromeda bellatrix regulus sirius blaise zabini cho chang cornelius fudge death eaters dobby dolores umbridge dumbledore family aberforth albus dursley family dudley petunia vernon eileen prince fawkes fenrir greyback fleur delacour founders rowena ravenclaw salazar slytherin gaunt family merope gilderoy lockhart hermione granger horace slughorn justin finch-fletchley longbottom family alice neville ludo bagman luna lovegood madame hooch malfoy family draco lucius narcissa minerva mcgonagall nymphadora tonks penelope clearwater peter pettigrew potter family harry james lily quirinus quirrell r.

The Animal Paradox as represented in the Harry Potter series. Erica Fudge defines the Animal Paradox as the idea that in practically every instance of interaction between humans and animals, there is some form of a paradox. We view animals as both like, and not like us.

We both love, and hate them. This essay explores how the Animal Paradox is represented within Harry Potter, with a particular focus on lycanthropy and animagi. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Rowling achieved astounding commercial success with her series of novels about Harry Potter, the boy-wizard who finds out about his magical powers on the morning of his eleventh birthday.

The books' incredible popularity, and the subsequent likelihood that they are among this generation's most formative narratives, call for critical exploration and study to interpret J. The books' incredible popularity, and the subsequent likelihood that they are among this generation's most formative narratives, call for critical exploration and study to interpret the works' inherent tropes and themes. The essays in this collection assume that Rowling's works should not be relegated to the categories of pulp fiction or children's trends, which would deny their certain influence on the intellectual, emotional, and psychosocial development of today's children.

The variety of contributions allows for a range of approaches and interpretive methods in exploring the novels, and reveals the deeper meanings and attitudes towards justice, education, race, foreign cultures, socioeconomic class, and gender. Following an introductory discussion of the Harry Potter phenomenon are essays considering the psychological and social-developmental experiences of children as mirrored in Rowling's novels.

Next, the works' literary and historical contexts are examined, including the European fairy tale tradition, the British abolitionist movement, and the public-school story genre.

A third section focuses on the social values underlying the Potter series and on issues such as morality, the rule of law, and constructions of bravery. Hardcover , pages. Published May 30th by Praeger first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Reading Harry Potter , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Jun 19, Andrea rated it did not like it Recommends it for: They seemed like they were written by English professors who were mad that people were reading books that weren't "the classics" or edgy abstract novels written for English professors to analyze.

They overanalyzed do you think that the brooms are symbols of feminine domesticity? Or that Gryffindor Tower is a phallic symbol? Or that Ron's brothers working abroad is symbolic of neoimperialism? Jul 07, Lizzie Jones rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this while researching Harry Potter and Christianity for a paper. Excellent compendium of essays about the first few Harry Potter books.

Essays have various topics and include an analysis of Wizarding Law, a study of child development and Harry Potter, and the significance of Hogwarts students being divided into houses.

They make some interesting and occasionally accurate predictions for the later novels. This is an incredibly nerdy read but I really enjoyed it. Dec 31, Gwen rated it really liked it Shelves: The second and third essay listed were my favorite.

Though published before the release of Order of the Phoenix , this book is a great collection for those interested in analyzing the series' major themes.

Jan 28, Kate rated it liked it Shelves: Well I read this in my Harry Potter class. I liked some essays better than others obviously , but all the essays certainly brought up many points that spring-boarded into our discussions. Recommended for anyone who loves Harry, or professors considering teaching HP in class please do, the level of discussion and response in our class is like nothing I've ever seen before. Jun 18, Heather Andrews rated it really liked it Shelves:

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