Tagged: book 6

Bellatrix Lestrange and Death Eaters appear in the room of requirement and they are very scary.

Two Shades of Dark

What is “Dark Magic?” What is a “Dark Wizard?” A careful reading of the first five “Harry Potter” books shows that J.K. Rowling uses the word “Dark” to mean two rather different things; I believe that the difference will play an important role in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and Book 7.

The North Tower #12: Trashing a Theory

Last week I set up an exercise in literary analysis and critical thinking for you all by giving you a theory that – frankly – was total rubbish. This week’s article will thus be devoted to trashing my “wonderful” theory from last week, and I thought I’d do it by mixing my comments and arguments with those that some smart people sent me.