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Harry potter and Monomyth

Harry potter and Monomyth






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    • J. K. RowlingHarry Potter
    • J. K. Rowling• was born on 31 July 1965• she is author of the Harry Potter fantasy series• more than 400 million copies were sold• it is best-selling book series in history• her headmaster at St Michaels = Albus Dumbledore• she had a difficult homelife = Hermione
    • J. K. Rowling• idea for the series on a train trip from Manchester to London in 1990• in 1990 her mother died = Harrys loss• In 1993 Rowling was diagnosed with clinical depression = the idea of Dementors• the twelfth richest woman in the United Kingdom• 2012, Rowling published her first adult novel The Casual Vacancy
    • Harry Potter series 7 books 1st published in 1997; the last one in 2007 Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    • Harry Potter series smaller volumes − Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them − Qudditch Through The Ages − The Tales of Beedle the Bard
    • Harry Potter series monomyth − the heros journey − Joseph Campbell: The Hero With a Thousand Faces − departure, initiation, return − „A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.“
    • Harry Potter series archetypes: reccurent symbol or motif in literature, art or mythology − Harry Potter - Orphan Hero − Albus Dumbledore - Wise Old Man quests: in each book there is a quest to be fulfill − find the Philosophers stone − find three Deathly Hallows − an ultimate quest for Harry: to find himself and to discover who and what he is
    • Harry Potter series structure: mirroring structure of the quests − books 1 and 7 − books 2 and 6 − books 3 and 5 − book 4
    • Harry Potter series good and evil: not sharply distinguished; characters are mixed (e.g. Snape) ending: no apocalyptic ending; an affirmation of the goodness of normal life - „All was well“
    • Harry Potter in 99 seconds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y57sYHIDP_Y
    • List of sources„The Books“ jkrowling.com. n.p., n.d. Web 4 November 2012Algeo, John. Harry Potter and the Hero With a Thousand Faces. theosophical.org. n.p., n.d. Web 4 November 2012