The “Harry Potter” series has empowered an entire generation of fans to be politically engaged and stand up against injustice.
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This reader describes how becoming a parent has changed the way she interprets and engages with certain aspects of the “Harry Potter” series.
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.
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.
Explore the historical relationship between the characterization of Nagini in “Fantastic Beasts” and the way that serpents have been depicted in mythology.