Essay about HARRY POTTER

English_Master February 27, 2016 No Comments
HARRY POTTER ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, written by J. K. Rowling, is an excellent example of a modern novel that uses medieval influences extensively. Many of the novel’s charac­ters are based on medieval ideas and superstitions. The set­tings in the book resemble old medieval towns as well as castles. The book is also full of medieval imagery such as knights in armour, carriages etc. Whilst there is no time travel involved in the novel, the medieval period is used to such an effect that the reader is encouraged to ignore the fact that the book is set in the present. People in the medieval era were quite superstitious. They believed in fictional characters such as witches and wizards. ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ is a novel based on the existence of witches and wizards in secret communities. The medieval period is well known for the hierarchy of society. The society consisted of landlords and their servants. This medieval element was brought into the story in the form of house elves. House elves are little creatures that work for the wizarding communities that have no rights and are unable to use any magic: “The tiny creature looked up and parted its fingers, re­vealing enormous brown...
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