House-elves are sometimes problematically seen as a metaphor for American and European slavery, but the brownie myth that inspired this creature reveals a more nuanced story.
Is agency denied to house-elves or declined by them? There are several moments throughout the “Harry Potter” books that contradict the idea that house-elves are magically bound to obey their masters.
Voldemort underestimated the power of house-elves to his own detriment. This is the second article in a three-part series exploring social dynamics in the wizarding world and examines how house-elves are more intelligent and powerful than wizards perceive them to be.
The “Harry Potter” movies would be a little more magical with these characters.
Is there a difference between the house-elves in America and Europe? MACUSA might be ahead of the curve on this issue.
Disappointed that some of your favorite characters from the books didn’t make it into the films? Here are five of my saddest cuts!
On this day 21 years ago, Hermione Granger formed SPEW to promote fair treatment of house-elves. In honor of this anniversary, put on your SPEW badges, and go fight for the cause! Here are our top house-elf moments we wish had been included in the films.
You may not think so, but graduating from school and being given a piece of clothing really isn’t all that different.
Of course, there are probably more than ten, but here is one Potterhead’s list of WTF moments from the magical series.