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Editorials Serial Feature: “Becoming Harry Potter”

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In this new Editorial series, MuggleNet will help you grow to be the character that you admire so. From Harry, to Ron or Hermione, Ginny, or Neville. Check back every Friday for the next installment! Share your thoughts using #MyPolyjuicePotion on Twitter & Facebook. Read More »

Is Alfonso Cuarón the right fit to direct “Fantastic Beasts”? We share two very opposing views on this subject

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Two of our brilliant writers share their views on the Alfonso Cuarón rumor to direct "Fantastic Beasts". One writer shares why Cuarón would be the PERFECT choice, while another thinks this would be a DISASTER! Read both arguments, and then share your thoughts on Cuarón as the potential director of the Rowling spinoff. Read More »

Harry Potter and the Hero’s Journey

Last week, I found a post on Tumblr that analyzed a character from the TV show "Doctor Who" and compared that character's journey to the pattern of Joseph Campbell's "monomyth," or "the hero's journey" (the original post can be found here). Monomyth, as conveniently explained by Wikipedia, "is a basic pattern that its proponents argue is found in many narratives from around the world." Essentially, it is the theory that many great literary heroes have all gone through the same seventeen stages of adventure (i.e., their stories all follow the same pattern). After researching this for a while, I was inspired to make my own comparisons between Harry's journey in the "Harry Potter" series to see if it matched up with Joseph Campbell's pattern. Read More »

More Than Just a Pretty Face

Fleur Delacour is a character better known for her loftiness and beauty than her accomplishments and acts of humanity. I took what I believe to be Fleur's top five best moments in the "Harry Potter" novels in the hope of reminding everyone that, though she is a bit annoying at times to both the reader and the Weasley women, Fleur deserves a lot more recognition than she gets. Read More »

Not as Crazy as You’d Think

We all know Professor Trelawney by her crazy predictions, mind-numbing lectures, and outrageous frizzy hair. But is she as loony as we think? I decided to make a chart weighing whether her predictions throughout the Harry Potter series are generally correct or incorrect (not counting her two prophecies). Read More »