A practice that is most often taught to college students pursuing their English Major, close reading is the exceedingly enjoyable activity of sitting with a passage of text, (or a sequence of passages), and pulling out the implications that are derived from a reader's subsequent mental work.
In this sub section of the MuggleNet Quibbler, you can check out all of our quibble-essays that can be considered close-reads. Whether you agree with them or not, the writers of the pieces below have worked hard, striven to back up their theories and interpretations with real text evidence. They are finding meanings in the Harry Potter book series - both the kinds that are indisputable and kinds that were not expressly written. The close-reader, whoever he or she is, sees no distinction.
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February 2, 2006 - The actors playing the roles of Luna (Evanna Lynch), Tonks (Natalia Tena), Umbridge (Imelda Staunton) and Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) in Order of the Phoenix are announced.
Dudley had finally achieved what he'd been threatening to do since the age of three — become wider than he was tall.
Goblet of Fire, Chapter 3, Page 32
Demelza Robins, the Gryffindor Chaser in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, is named after Daniel Radcliffe's favourite charity: the Demelza House Children's Hospice, which cares for terminally ill youngsters in Kent, East Sussex and South London.