Category: Letters to the Editor

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Literary Allusion in “Harry Potter”: Links Between “Philosopher’s Stone” and “Deathly Hallows”

“I open at the close.” How do the connections between the first and last “Harry Potter” novels form a circle that guides readers through the series, and how do the other novels connect with their “partner” novels? Dr. Beatrice Groves of Oxford University is on the case!

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Harry’s Extra Weapon

How did Harry defeat Voldemort? His parents’ love only protects him; it doesn’t allow him actually to defeat Voldemort, one of the most skillful wizards of all time. So how does he do it?