Solace in Fiction

The Snowball Effect

Elements to Which Pupils Relate

Realistic Characters

Literary Style

The Potter books contain scores of clues and hints of what is to come in later volumes, but these are slyly hidden around distracting events in the plot.¹

These literary tricks can be discovered after multiple readings.

Rowling's style is influenced by literature barons like Charles Dickens.² Further, her use of satire has been compared with Dickens' use of satire in Nicholas Nickleby.

Many of the names Rowling picked for both static and dynamic characters in Harry Potter originate from universally known myths and fairy tales. Some examples are Percy Weasley, Penelope Clearwater and Minerva McGonagall.

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

² The Globalist: Global Culture - Harry Potter's Global Appeal


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