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A Muggle’s Study of Harry Potter’s Magical World. Edition No. 1
- ID: 1907282
- July 2009
- Region: Global
- 124 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
This thesis investigates modern literature for
children and youngsters, and film adaptations. The
text presents a study of J. K. Rowling’s two first
books about the character Harry Potter, "Harry Potter
and the Philosopher’s Stone" (1997) and "Harry Potter
and the Chamber of Secrets" (1998), seen in the
context of genre and tradition. Furthermore, the
literary works are compared to the two corresponding
film adaptations, both directed by Chris Columbus,
released prior to 2003. In the analysis of J. K.
Rowling’s texts this thesis comments upon features of
the double addressee, aspects of intertextuality and
the matter of identification. Hence, one could argue
that Rowling makes use of traditional devices for
the fantasy genre. These elements are also the focal
points in the analysis of the film adaptations made.