• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

University Degree: J.K. Rowling

Browse by

Currently browsing by:

Meet our team of inspirational teachers

find out about the team

Get help from 80+ teachers and hundreds of thousands of student written documents

  1. Consider the representation of gender roles in Rowling's text. Harry Potter is the hero of children's literature across the world.

    This series of children's books has reignited kids' desire to read and while doing so entertained numerous adults. Harry like Rowling had had a struggle in life from Harry losing his parents and being brought up by his aunt and uncle, who took an instant dislike to him and shoved him under the stairs, to Rowling with her life portraying a similarity to a Cinderella rags to riches story. JK Rowling had a universitiy education and taught English abroad. She was a single parent portrayed as a scrounger and a problem in society. Harry is perceived as a 'freak' by his stepfamily but as something magical by his friends and teachers.

    • Word count: 1859
  2. In J.K Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, this world of torture and adventure is present.

    Seuss. Another words J.K Rowling is viewed as an excellent imaginative author since Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland. Potter books transcend fantasy. Others would strongly disagree, "some claim the Potter books lure children into witchcraft." (In defense of Harry Potter, pg. 2) Grownups are buying books to read to children, but they are also reading the books themselves, which in return leads to "the infantilization of adult culture, the loss of a sense of what a classic really is." (Besotted with Potter, pg.1) Everyone young and old in one way or another longs for magic. In an article by John Monk In defense of Harry Potter, such books reflect "human experience and imagination".

    • Word count: 1105
  3. Generalizations about Children's Books & Children's Reading.

    In this world there are generalizations that are absolutely false. They are tales and legends made up by people who witness one or two occurrences, and then decide that it is an absolute, universal truth. Generalizations, such as the shop-aholic woman, the road-raging man and the doughnut-eating police officer, are a few, of many, of our society's generalizations. Can we really disqualify a children's book merely because the language appears silly and the pictures and content are fantastic? Adults cannot and should not discount children's books as being ridiculous when there are a large amount of adult books that are fantastic and silly, even more so than children's books.

    • Word count: 1590
  4. Children's books

    For them, their readings must attract their attention with multicolored images and even audio sounds. Winners never Quit (2004) is a great book for these kids who always are filled with energy. The author, Mia Hamm, is a famous athletic herself. She used some easy wording and nice picture to describe her story when she was young. For the young children, they will treat Mia as an idol. The rich pictures and the interesting contexts will make the younger kids to stay with the books. Since they started to have interested toward the reading, parents can keep introduce more books to them and read with them.

    • Word count: 1543
  5. Exploring the role of the Forest of Dean in Dennis Potters works.

    As Potter often does this, I think this is relevant to his writing. The first book to look at is, most obviously, "Blue Remembered Hills". In this piece, he sets his characters in the Forest of Dean. As the characters in Blue Remembered Hills are children, Potter uses its magnitude and beauty to dwarf the children. As he is a T.V. writer, he is allowed to use such an enormous set, as on stage, it could not be done. The majority of the play is set in the forest and you could say that the trees are huge props for the children to play amongst.

    • Word count: 1093
  6. 'Will the real Harry Potter please stand up...'

    Shut your eyes and picture Harry Potter. What do you see? I would put money on it that many of you thought of Daniel Radcliff, the boy made famous for playing Harry Potter. However, I would think of someone very different. I along with many other people would imagine our own Harry Potter, an image that we have made in our minds. A unique picture that could never be altered, no matter how many times that we were convinced that Radcliff was the real Harry Potter.

    • Word count: 1879

Marked by a teacher

This document has been marked by one of our great teachers. You can read the full teachers notes when you download the document.

Peer reviewed

This document has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review on the document page.

Peer reviewed

This document has been reviewed by one of our specialist student document reviewing squad. Read the full review under the document preview on this page.