Harry Potter & Eragon Members:Febriano Mahesa Kevin Sherman Annas Jauhari
Review (The Novel)• Written by J.K. Rowling• Published on June 30th, 1997 by Bloomsbury in London• The novel won most of the UK and US book awards• The novels consist of seven books• The Genre : Fantasy
Review (The Movie)• Released in London on November 14th, 2001• Based on the seven Harry Potter novels• Produced by David Heyman, under the Warner Bros Pictures.• The highest grossing film series of all time, with over 6 billion dollars in worldwide receipts
Summary Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneFrom the beginning of the story, it was told that Voldemort (an evil witch)killed Harry’s Parents. Although the incident left a scar on Harry’shead, luckily, harry was safe. Voldemort was vanished and Harry becamefamous because of it. Harry then was taken by his muggle-family, theDursleys. When he was at his eleventh birthday, Hagrid came to take himto Hogwarts, a school of magic. Harry then found out the truth that hewas a magician. While living at Hogwarts, Harry met with two personswho later became his very best friends, Ron and Hermione. Together withhis friends, he revealed the dark secret that laid under the Hogwarts. Aphilosopher’s stone, who once known as a magical stone that could revivea death person back to life, was being targeted by Voldemort. HarryPotter, Ron, and Hermione then joined forces, to save their world from thewrath of Voldemort. Hermione’s intelligence saved them from anyobstacles, Ron’s determination brought Harry to the last chapter of theiradventure, and Harry’s bravery saved the whole world from beingconquered by Voldemort. They finally obstructed Voldemort’s plan to ownthe philosopher’s stone.
Main Characters• Harry Potter• Ron Weasley and Hermione Grangers• Professor Dumbledore• Voldemort
Fantasy Literature• Point of view : Third person limited point of view• Theme : According to the author, a major theme in the series is death. "My books are largely about death. They open with the death of Harrys parents. There is Voldemorts obsession with conquering death and his quest for immortality at any price, the goal of anyone with magic. I so understand why Voldemort wants to conquer death. Were all frightened of it."
Fantasy Literature(ctn..) The settings:• Hogwarts a fictional British boarding school for wizards, where the curriculum includes the use of magic• Forbidden forest A forest which is located near Hogwarts school. It is inhabited by many magical creatures such as unicorn, giant spiders, and Trolls.• Diagon Alley a fictional high street located in London. It is accessible to the wizarding world, to which it is something of an economic hub, but hidden from Muggles (non-magical folk).
Fantasy Literature(ctn..)• The Instruments: The use of magical properties such as wands, flying broomsticks, magic potions, spells, philosopher’s stone and invisible cloak.• The Creatures: Trolls, giant spider, unicorn, giant snake, centaurs, house fairy, etc.
Controversy• Harry Potter Books have been debated by some religious groups and banned in some countries• They accused that the books promote witchcraft• Many critics have commented that the novel contains occult or Satanic subtexts
The Bright Side• The book represented important Christian viewpoint; the power of self-sacrifice.• It also showed the readers about the ways in which peoples decisions shape their personalities• Most reviews were very favorable, commenting on Rowlings imagination, humor, simple, direct style and clever plot construction
Review (The Novel)• Written by Christopher Paolini• Consists of four books ( 4th book is not yet finished)• Eragon was released on August 26, 2003• Third-best-selling children’s hardback book of 2003 and the second- best-selling paperback of 2005
Review (The Movie)• Released on December 14, 2006• Directed by StefenFanfmeier• Based on the novel Eragon• The novel was more successful than the movie
SummaryThe story was about a young farmer boy named Eragon who founda mysterious stone in the mountain. The stone was actually an egg.A dragon hatched from the egg. Eragon named her, Saphira. Eragonand Saphira must flee from their hometown because the corruptedking, Galbatorix, wanted to capture them. The king sent his servantRa’zac to capture them. Eragon and Saphira got help from an oldman named Brom. Together they had to find the Varden, a group ofrebels who wanted to defeat Galbatorix. Unfortunately, Brom waskilled by Ra’zac but Eragon could escape and got to the Varden. AShade was sent from Galbatorix to destroy the Varden’s Keep.Eragon and the Varden made their final stand to protect their cityfrom Shade. Finally, Eragon killed the Shade and he became a hero.
Main Characters• Eragon• Shapira• Brom• Galbatorix• Shade
Fantasy Literature• Point of view : Third-person limited• Theme : revenge, romance, and betrayal• The setting:Alagaesia – this is the world where Eragon livedCarvahall – a village where Eragon came from. He and his family lived here.Tronjheim – the Varden’s capital city
Fantasy Literature The creatures:• Dragon• Elf• Dwarf• Urgal• Shade
The Critics for the Movie• It received mostly negative reviews• Tenth worst film of 2006• The Hollywood Reporter described this movie as lack of mixture and depth• The only positive review described as “fun”