Tagged: Editorials

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What Will Pottermore’s Changes Bring?

With the announcement of Pottermore’s upcoming changes, we can’t help but wonder what this new site will bring. Will we love it or hate it? We break down the announcement.

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On “Harry Potter” and media sensationalism

Pottermore’s Christmas announcement led to confusion for “Harry Potter” fans, but it wasn’t their fault. Media sensationalism is leading readers astray, and this is hardly the first time. This is one journalist’s argument on how the media is treating “Harry Potter” fans unfairly.

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Editorials Serial Feature: “Becoming Harry Potter”

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).