Mathew Lynn What does Harry Potter mean on its 20th anniversary? From a writer’s point of view, J. Rowling has given us such a wonderful, wondrous, amazing thing. Even without the phenomenal success, you always get the feeling that her first and fiercest wish was to write something that only she could have written — and she did. After two decades, there are families who are still reading, loving and obsessing over it, and mine is certainly one. I’m not Crabbe or Goyle enough to think that our lives would be empty without Harry Potter, but God, it’s beautiful having him in it. Hunched in the stacks of my high school library, I felt a bit sheepish to be seen reading a children’s book about a boy wizard, when obviously I should have been devouring some weighty and important classic … or at least something vaguely cool. Reader, I got over myself.
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Fictional universe of Harry Potter The central character in the series is Harry Potter , a boy who lives in Surrey with his aunt, uncle, and cousin — the Dursleys — and discovers, at the age of eleven, that he is a wizard , though he lives in the ordinary world of non-magical people known as Muggles. His magical ability is inborn, and children with such abilities are invited to attend exclusive magic schools that teach the necessary skills to succeed in the wizarding world.
As Harry develops through his adolescence, he learns to overcome the problems that face him: The environment Rowling created is intimately connected to reality. The British magical community of the Harry Potter books is inspired by s British culture, European folklore, classical mythology and alchemy , incorporating objects and wildlife such as magic wands , magic plants, potions, spells, flying broomsticks , centaurs and other magical creatures, the Deathly Hallows , and the Philosopher’s Stone , beside others invented by Rowling.
Harry and Lord Voldemort are family Unpleasant, yet inevitable in the small, slightly incestuous wizarding world. The key to this is Harry’s Invisibility Cloak, which was left to him by his father, James, a direct descendant of Ignotus Peverell — one of the three brothers who possessed one hallow a means to achieve immortality apiece and became the stuff of wizarding legend. Much as Harry and Voldemort share a prophesy and a phoenix feather in their wands, they also share the Peverells, hence why the Dark Lord was in possession of another hallow: Savvy readers would have sussed this out from careful reading of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but JK Rowling confirmed that the pair are “distantly related” through the Peverells, saying: Professor Dumbledore is gay One of Rowling’s best-received revelations, and yet also one she continues to explain and defend.
Hogwarts’ Headmaster came out of the closet in when Rowling was reading her final novel at Carnegie Hall, New York. According to fansite The Leaky Cauldron , Rowling got a “prolonged ovation” for announcing that Dumbledore was in love with the great, and latterly dark, wizard Grindelwald. Now the stuff of Potter legend, Rowling said that this character trait was news to even the Potter film scriptwriters, adding: Ron and Hermione need marriage counselling This one really set the Crookshanks among the pigeons, and sparked a media frenzy after being published on the front page of The Sunday Times.
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I saw loads of stuff Parvati became best friends with Lavender Brown , with whom she shared many interests, such as a love for Divination. Parvati attended the Yule Ball with Harry Potter in , and a year later she joined Dumbledore’s Army , an organisation taught and led by Harry Potter. It is unknown if she survived the battle. Contents Biography Early life Parvati was born to Mr Patil and his wife as one of their twin daughters; the other being Padma.
Daniel Radcliffe as Yossi Ghinsberg Photo: Hector Alvarez “We needed to find raging rivers, lush jungles and lost villages, but when we first scouted we were on the tail end of a years-long drought so the countryside looked like the Outback. Advertisement “So much so that we returned to our location the day after we’d been shooting with Daniel and Alex to find it was now 20 feet underwater. The river had risen that much over night and washed whole villages, trees and farm animals upstream.
In the process, he says, “they were destroying the true story and the respect that I have for the other characters. So, I left Hollywood and didn’t want to return. It’s about the human spirit and the discovery of self. It’s about friendship and the tragedy that happens when friendships collapse, and it’s about the beauty of friendship. It’s an impressive showcase of Australian and international talent behind and in front of the camera. The Age is a festival media partner.
You’ll make your real friends, Those cunning folk use any means To achieve their ends. Its color is green and silver, its animal is the serpent, its ghost is the Bloody Baron, its Head of House is Horace Slughorn replaced by Severus Snape between his retirement and return and it is associated with the element of water. Slytherins have a — not always fair — reputation for being underhanded bigots, and their house has the reputation of producing more dark wizards than any other house. Produces bitchy clique leaders like Gryffindor makes heroes.
What would a rebellious teenager who was entered into the Triwizard Tournament do? This plot bunny came to find me and wanted to be a one-shot. Funny thing is, I had trouble not adding some things, so it’s about the size of a five chapter story, but I wanted it to be a one-shot, so here’s the story in its entirety. Origin of the story is at the bottom so I don’t give anything way too soon. A big thanks to wolfsscream for beta’ing this! The title is a play on words of a certain soft-drink slogan.
The Un-Champion Harry was really peeved as he waited for Mr. Weasley to come get him so he could go join the Weasleys for the rest of the summer. That choice of words caused a smile to come to him. He wondered if the reason the poltergeist at school was the way he was, was because he had been peeved so many times that he had finally gone over the edge. Harry could not remember any time Peeves had been serious about anything; he was always quite “mad”.
He heaved a big sigh. Just a few more minutes and then he should be able to leave this forsaken house and his so-called relatives.
DobbyElfLord Harry Potter is sent to prision for a crime he did commit. Now they need their hero back but he’s lost all interest in saving them. They threw him away and now its going to cost them. This story is targeted for older readers and definitely earns the M Rating for violence, language and suggestive situations.
A fan imitates Harry casting the Lumos spell Pottermania is an informal term first used around describing the craze Harry Potter fans have had over the series. A Bridal Guide featured two real weddings soon before the release of the final movie, which quickly spread through the fandom via Facebook , Twitter , and Tumblr. In the story, the protagonist Andrea Sachs is ordered to retrieve two copies of the next installment in the series for her boss’s twins before they are published so that they can be privately flown to France, where the twins and their mother are on holiday.
Rowling has an open relationship with her fan base, and since periodically hands out a “fan site award” on her official web site. The first was Godric’s Hollow;  for some time however, the site’s domain name was occupied by advertisers and its content was lost  and there is no further record on Rowling’s site that Godric’s Hollow ever received the award,  although in the website came back online again albeit with a lot of content missing. The next site was the Harry Potter Lexicon , an online encyclopedia Rowling has admitted to visiting while writing away from home rather than buying a copy of her books in a store.
She called it “for the dangerously obsessive; my natural home. Rowling wrote when giving the award, “It’s high time I paid homage to the mighty MuggleNet,” and listed all the features she loved, including “the pretty-much-exhaustive information on all books and films. In Rowling’s words, “it is about the worst kept secret on this website that I am a huge fan of The Leaky Cauldron,” which she calls a “wonderfully well designed mine of accurate information on all things Harry Potter.
Rowling recognized the insightful editorials as well as praised the site for its young and dedicated staff. Rowling called the project “extraordinary” and “most inspirational”, and paralleled its mission to “the values for which Dumbledore’s Army fought in the books”.
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Ok, I actually went into this with zero spoilers and very few expectations so that I’d enjoy whatever it turned out to be. I mean, I like scripts. Harry Potter is my life. So I really tried not to compare this to the HP books or look at it as an intense fan, but it’s pretty underwhelming no matter how you approach it The kid’s pretty sulky about being compared to his father and has a chip on his shoulder the size of Grawp.
You’re not a bad person. You’re a very good person, who bad things have happened to. Besides, the world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are. Sirius was falsely convicted and sent to Azkaban for leaking information to Voldemort and murdering Peter Pettigrew. He is exonerated for the murders he went to prison for at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , after his death.
In the books, he did look good before he went to Azkaban and his health deteriorated. The movies, though, cast him as good-looking Gary Oldman. Sirius met Harry in his early 30s, and died at the age of Gary Oldman was already 45 in the film version of Prisoner of Azkaban. However, Sirius is noted to look aged from the effects of the Dementors.
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In honor of Radcliffe’s 24th birthday, here are 24 of his best quotes said in the eight “Harry Potter” films! My eyes aren’t ‘glistening with the ghosts of my past’! In school if you make a mistake you can just try again tomorrow, but out there when you’re a second away from being murdered or watching a friend die right before your eyes, you don’t know what that’s like. But there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself.
If they can do it, why not us? What if I’m becoming bad?
May 27, Warner Bros. Rowling was adamant that the seventh book was the last. She has since continued to engage with fans regarding questions about the wizarding world, and has released exclusive snippets of canonical information via Pottermore , but she remains true to her word: Instead, fans have had to make their own magic, filling in holes in the narrative with their own imagined solutions, based on a combination of careful research, close reading, critical analysis, and occasionally, a dash of wishful thinking.
In a chat with fans hosted by Scholastic. If there are students at Hogwarts, there should be roughly 35 students in each house each year. And yet, there only appear to be 10 Gryffindors in Harry’s year. Is this just an oversight by Rowling, and there are other, unnamed members of Harry’s class going about their business? One imaginative fan thinks not. Tumblr user marauders4evr writes: One of the most persistently farfetched Potter theories is that idea that legendary wizard Albus Dumbledore is none other than freckle-faced Ron Weasley, grown up and gone back in time.
Much of this can surely be attributed to the natural process of maturation and personal growth, but some fans think there was one pivotal change that made all the difference: The corollary to such an enigmatic matching process is that a wizard using a wand that has not chosen him will never wield its full potential.