Category: The Quibbler


Rowling’s Goblin Problem?

With the opening of an exhibition, “Jews, Money, Myth”, at the Jewish Museum London, Dr. Beatrice Groves ponders whether the depiction of goblins in “Harry Potter” is anti-Semitic.


Here Be Dragons (And Phoenixes) – Part 2

When Albus Dumbledore recovers the vial containing the blood pact with Gellert Grindelwald, he moves closer to their eventual confrontation. The symbolism of phoenixes and dragons, drawn from a long history of beast mythology, foreshadows the movement of their story from 1927 to 1945.


Here Be Dragons (And Phoenixes) – Part 1

In the second “Fantastic Beasts” installment, J.K. Rowling brings Grindelwald to the foreground, emphasizing, in his characterization, his inner beast: the dragon. From his distinctive eye to his ability to envision the future, he has much in common with the dragons of universal myth.