Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

ISBN: 1781100233

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 435

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"'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.'" When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss...

Aspects of Good and Evil in "Harry Potter - The Prisoner of Azkaban"

Author: Andreas Kellner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638265358

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 14

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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: good minus, University of Münster (English Seminar), language: English, abstract: In novels and fictional stories we often meet good and evil characters, characters which fight each other. This fight between good and evil makes the story really interesting and exciting because it hurries the action along. But often the reader is not able to say which character really belongs to the good or the evil ones. It is the ambiguity of the characters and their changes during the story that grip the readers. This paper will have a look at one exemplary character and try to solve the question whether it is good or evil. Besides, the thesis that animals and creatures in The Prisoner of Azkaban cannot be categorized as clearly as the main characters will be dealt with. In this way different aspects of the terms "good" and "evil" shall be demonstrated. "Good" and "evil" represent a pair of opposites that is part of many stories and of our whole life. Actions which are against virtues and values, which are reprehensible and damnable, are generally seen as evil. Pleasure in destroying, in lying, in betraying and in being cruel, in neglecting the rights of human beings, these aspects are declared to be evil.1 They belong to actions and their consequences which are caused by human beings, for example torturing innocent people in a war. Due to St. Augustine, these are moral evils or deficiencies of man's will. He thinks of the moral evil as the true evil because human beings have free will and the choice to do good or evil. So it is their choice to commit evil actions or not.2 [...] 1 See Rudolf Eisler, ed. Wörterbuch der philosophischen Begriffe 1, 4th ed. (Berlin: Mittler und Sohn, 1927), p. 227. 2 See Ester S. Buchholz and Joshua K. Mandel, "Reaching for Virtue, Stumbling on Sin: Concepts of Good and Evil in a Postmodern Era.", Journal of Religion and Health 39.2, (2000): p. 130.

Children's Literature and Learner Empowerment

Children and Teenagers in English Language Education

Author: Janice Bland

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441165991

Category: Education

Page: 344

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Children's literature can be a powerful way to encourage and empower EFL students but is less commonly used in the classroom than adult literature. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to children's and young adult literature in EFL teaching. It demonstrates the complexity of children's literature and how it can encourage an active community of second language readers: with multilayered picturebooks, fairy tales, graphic novels and radical young adult fiction. It examines the opportunities of children's literature in EFL teacher education, including: the intertexuality of children's literature as a gate-opener for canonised adult literature; the rich patterning of children's literature supporting Creative Writing; the potential of interactive drama projects. Close readings of texts at the centre of contemporary literary scholarship, yet largely unknown in the EFL world, provide an invaluable guide for teacher educators and student teachers, including works by David Almond, Anthony Browne, Philip Pullman and J.K.Rowling. Introducing a range of genres and their significance for EFL teaching, this study makes an important new approach accessible for EFL teachers, student teachers and teacher educators.

The "Harry Potter" Brand. Sense of Community, Attitudinal Loyalty, and Purchase Behavior

Author: Lily Marfisi

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668032645

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 114

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Master's Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Communications - Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, grade: 17/20, , course: Evaluation of the Impact of a Person's Sense of Community on Attitudinal Loyalty and Purchase Behavior regarding the Harry Potter brand, language: English, abstract: Within the past decade, Harry Potter has become a multi-billion dollar brand with millions of fans all over the world. The fan base community has developed with the rise of the Internet and new means of interaction. They have had a real power of decision over the brand’s managers, and are a key element to the success of Harry Potter. This study will focus on people’s sense of community and on the existence of a relationship between this sense of community and people’s loyalty and purchase behaviors towards the Harry Potter brand. The problematic to this study is “How does a person’s sense of community impact its attitudinal loyalty and purchase behavior regarding the Harry Potter brand?”.

Re-reading Harry Potter

Author: Suman Gupta

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 278

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This is the first extended text-based analysis of the social and political implications of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Arguments are primarily based on close readings of the first four Harry Potter books and the first two films - in other words, a 'text-to-world' method is followed. This study does not assume that the phenomenon concerns children alone, or should be lightly dismissed as a matter of pure entertainment. The amount of money, media coverage, and ideological unease involved indicates otherwise. The first part provides a survey of responses (both of general readers and critics) to the Harry Potter books. Some of the methodological decisions underlying this study itself are also explained here. The second part examines the presentation of certain themes, including gender, race and desire, in the Harry Potter books, with a view to understanding how these may impinge on social and political concerns of our world.

2000s Movie Quotes - The Quick Quiz

Author: Jack Goldstein

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1782347143

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 25

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Are you a fan of movies from the decade they call the noughties? Do you think you could recognise a film just from a single quote? If so, you'll love this fantastic quiz featuring 90 of the greatest movies from the decade that gave us masterpieces such as Gladiator, Cast Away and Slumdog Millionaire. With classic lines from all of these and many more, the questions - sorted into easy, medium and hard categories - are sure to keep the whole family entertained.

Harry Potter

Author: JK Rowling

Publisher: Per Noste

ISBN: N.A

Category: Contests

Page: 5

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The first five Harry Potter books in paperback editions, all in an attractive slip case.

The Crossover Novel

Contemporary Children's Fiction and Its Adult Readership

Author: Rachel Falconer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135865000

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

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"Highly recommended" by Choice While crossover books such as Rowling's Harry Potter series have enjoyed enormous sales and media attention, critical analysis of crossover fiction has not kept pace with the growing popularity of this new category of writing and reading. Falconer remedies this lack with close readings of six major British works of crossover fiction, and a wide-ranging analysis of the social and cultural implications of the global crossover phenomenon. A uniquely in-depth study of the crossover novel, Falconer engages with a ground-breaking range of sources, from primary texts, to child and adult reader responses, to cultural and critical theory.

The Irresistible Rise of Harry Potter

Author: Andrew Blake

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859846667

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 118

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Blake's examination of the Potter phenomenon raises serious questions about the condition of the publishing industry, filmmaking, and the ways in which the Potter consumer campaign has changed ideas about literature and reading.