ENGB35H3 Lecture Notes - Hogwarts Staff, List Of Supporting Harry Potter Characters, Consensus Reality

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Dumbledore‟s chocolate frog card: Dumbledore “is particularly famous for his defeat of
the dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945
Mirroring of good and bad of both worlds
World War 2 has been taken into wizarding world as well.
You can‟t escape the worlds in either way, they affect each other both ways
“On a fundamental level, Rowling is unwilling – or unable to depart from this
consensus reality; her novels, for all of their „magical‟ trappings, are prefigured in
mundane reality, relying too wholly on the real from which she simultaneously wants to
escape” (John Pennington)
Maybe not meant to just be a fantasy novel it‟s supposed to be relatable. It
reflects the real world in a way to make it seem as if the wizarding world can exist
alongside the normal one
Privet Drive is represented as the stereotypical suburban area. Dahl-esque hatred of
conformity of the Dursleys. However, it is supposed to be a bit of parody of the everyday
life, blowing it out of proportion.
Harry Potter is obviously a romance: non-realistic; wish-fulfillment; quest structure
Death is sort of an accepted part of the cycle Voldemort is considered
unnatural in his quest to escape death
Fairy-tale motifs
Harry = Cinderella
Childhood
Romantic ICR
Romantic investment in child removing child from corrupting influence of
society (the Dursleys) and taken them somewhere where they are protected and
allowed to nurture their talents (magic)
Romantic nostalgia no modern day technology
o Defamiliarises from the outside world
o They don‟t need technology, they have magic… is technology magic?
Non-rational magic is pretty much non-rational to start with
Moral ICR
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Dumbledore s chocolate frog card: dumbledore is particularly famous for his defeat of the dark wizard grindelwald in 1945 . Mirroring of good and bad of both worlds. World war 2 has been taken into wizarding world as well. You can t escape the worlds in either way, they affect each other both ways. Maybe not meant to just be a fantasy novel it s supposed to be relatable. It reflects the real world in a way to make it seem as if the wizarding world can exist alongside the normal one. Privet drive is represented as the stereotypical suburban area. However, it is supposed to be a bit of parody of the everyday life, blowing it out of proportion. Harry potter is obviously a romance: non-realistic; wish-fulfillment; quest structure. Death is sort of an accepted part of the cycle voldemort is considered unnatural in his quest to escape death.

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