How does alchemical and Masonic symbolism overlap? Dr. Beatrice Groves explores this connection, links it to the Quest for the Hallows, and finds an astonishingly vivid parallel between “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and “The Man Who Would Be King”.
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The Deathly Hallows symbol has been at the center of most of the promotional content for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”. Dr. Beatrice Groves takes a look at the parallels between the Deathly Hallows and the Masonic symbols through John Huston’s 1975 adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Man Who Would Be King”.
“It’s Just Like Waking Up, Right?”: “Crimes of Grindelwald,” Kipling, and Shakespeare’s Midsummer Dreaming
Dr. Beatrice Groves explores the links between the “low fantasy” nature of Rowling’s wizarding world and the “Green World” in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and examines how Kipling’s “Puck of Pook’s Hill”, “Stalky & Co.”, and “The Man Who Would Be King” influenced “Harry Potter”.
In honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday, Dr. Beatrice Groves explores the parallels between the characters in “Harry Potter” and “Henry IV, Part 1”.
Dr. Beatrice Groves explores how “Hamlet” and other early modern dramas are embedded in “The Silkworm”, and you didn’t even know it!
Dr. Beatrice Groves again dives into literary allusion in Rowling’s work: This time, find out the significance of the epigraphs and literary parallels in “The Silkworm”.