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Literary Style

The Harry Potter books have been praised for their literary style, and even children appreciate it. The simple-structured grammar and classical prose make the flow of the reading simple enough for children, but this also allows for the interweaving thick, extensive plot lines. In fact, some have awarded the Harry novels he title of epic fantasy¹.

For example, Harry Potter has many of the necessary elements to be classified as an epic fantasy work:

  • a noble quest

  • ultimate altercation between good and evil

  • classical heroes who must fight evil with their wits or an ultimate weapon

  • a threat of evil that needs to be thwarted

  • etc.

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¹ Wizarding World: Isn't This a Children's Story? (Harry Potter as an Epic Fantasy)

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