Harry Potter



Dyster, mørkt.
Trisk, sørgeligt.

The opening

Adjectives to describe atmosphere

  • Pleasant
  • Peaceful
  • Idyllic
  • Harmonious
  • relaxed

Significant adjectives

  • Drowsy
  • Drought
  • Hottest
  • Shade

Description of Privet Drive`s inhabitants

  • Boring
  • Superficial
  • Uptight/arrogant
  • Materialistic
  • Very high norms
  • Perfectionisms

They care very much about what other people think of them, a little like the people in "Desperat House wives".

Understanding the text

  1. Sirius is Harry's parents, best man at their wedding, accused of murdering them. And then sent to Azkhaban, when he broke out, he started searching for Harry, wanting to inform him about what really happened. He advises Harry to be precarious.
  2. He wants to do something instead of just sitting tight.
  3. A long corridor with a lot of locked doors. (It was a nightmare!) He dreams about a magical life, and he dream of Sirius picking him up, meeting Ron and Hermione.
  4. It is a "direct connection" to Voldemort, giving him the ability to look into Voldemorts mind at certain times, fx in his dreams, but also warning him if Voldemort is getting more powerfull.
  5. He is overweight, but not all fat.
  6. He is the "Boss", deciding what kids to pick on and he mocks the other kids (He is feared by the other kids).
  7. Cause he knows that Dudley is afraid of Harry's wand, after what happened in book number 1. (Hagrid turned him into a pig).
  8. Dudley strikes back by using verbal and physical threats.
  9. A Dementor appears.
  10. He throws a spell at it: "Expecto Patronum", and his Patronus (Guardian) appears. (It's a stag).

Comparing the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Harry Potter

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  1. It got several main characters (Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy) Their age ranging from 8 to 13. Where Peter is the controlling one, Susan is the smart one, Edmund is the sneaky one and Lucy is the "sweet" one.
  2. Some other characters worth mentioning is Mr. Tumnus, Aslan, the White Witch, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver
  3. The book is happening in the start of World War II, about 1940, where they are taken to an county manor at a professor there Lucy discover a wardrobe which leads to Narnia.
  4. Some of the magical things in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe are: The White Witch's power and magic, the sacrificial altar, the animals that have been personalized and certain fictional characters as Mr. Tumnus.
  5. The real world and Narnia are connected through portals, one of them happening to be the Wardrobe, but what happens in Narnia doesn't affect the real world, as the time in Narnia also is running while the real world time period is at the same point that they entered Narnia.

Harry Potter

  1. In Harry Potter the main character is limited to... Harry Potter, he is 16 years old in "The Order of the Phoenix". His personality being a mix of various good and bad treats, for example he ain't very patient, but he's also a good friend.
  2. Ron and Hermione are the most noticeable sidekicks, they offer their help to Harry through all of the books. Ron being the always willing to help companion, while Hermione is the one that supplies them with the information that they need to defeat their upcomming threats.
  3. Harry Potter takes places in a more recent time, in "The Order of the Phoenix" everything takes place in the school year of 1996/1997.
  4. In Harry Potter there is a lot of different magical items / effects, such as his spell "Expecto Patronum". But also pictures that contain "living" personalities (Moving Objects).
  5. The worlds in Harry Potter are mixed together, with the "muggles" being unable to see all the magic that happens around them most of the time, but they can still feel the presence of a dementor (making them sad and depressed).

Yet An other comparison

Main characters
In "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", there are 4 children, and none of them are completly perfect/hero. In Harry Potter, Harry is the hero, he has friends but his the hero!
Other characters
In "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", there's the professor, and all the creatures in the magic world. In Harry Potter there's his friend: Hermione and Ron, Schoolmate and family.
Harry Potter's realworld i today, and in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" the real world is second world war. It doesn't matter much in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", cause they are almost only in the magic world.
Magical Inventory
In Harry Potter there's a lot of spells they can use, and they have a big magical inventory. In "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" you can't really do magic, they doesn't have spell or things like that, they have some rules that are enforced by uncontrolable magic.
In Harry Potter the magic world is well aware of the none-magic world, while the none-magical world of cause isn't aware of the magic world. In "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" only the children is aware of both worlds, all others who knows about both worlds only knows it because they are VERY old or the children have told them about it.

Arguments for debate

Arguments trying to state why "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and "Harry Potter" isn't just for kids.

There's a point
If you read "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" or watch the movie, you will be able to find alot for parallels to the bible. Even thought grownup doesn't all ways need childish examples, they are nice to use because it can't ever be explanined clearly enogth.
it's fun
Or at least somebody thinks that. If you enjoy reading something it doesn't really matter whether it was written for kids or not.
Use your imagination
It's alway healthy to keep you imagination alive.

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