A Quibble for mature audiences only: “The (figurative) Defilement of Harry Potter”
Our next Quibble of the week was written by MuggleNet staff member, Noah Fried, who supervises our Editorial and Fan Art Sections. In this new piece, which you can read right here, Noah has combed through our favorite book series gathering evidence in order to defend a certain theory he has recently devised. And being curious about his findings ourselves, we chose to indulge him with a featured post this week.
“While not actually claiming that Harry Potter was raped, per se,” Noah writes, “I explore in my essay how the language J.K. Rowling used in several key moments of her text seems to denote both the staging and consequences of it, which brings me to some rather radical (but text-based) conclusions.”
His conclusions, you will find, are rather unheard of. They provoke discourses of gender politics and sexuality-themes that are generally not noted by fans who scrutinize the Harry Potter series.
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