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1 Analysis by Juli Griffo World of Harry Potter

2 Muggles Wizards/Witches Magical Creatures

3 Muggles Example: YOU! (Probably)Example: YOU! (Probably) Harry Potter lives in the UK; Muggle culture is nearly identical to that of *us* but most closely related to a normal resident of England during the time period (approx )Harry Potter lives in the UK; Muggle culture is nearly identical to that of *us* but most closely related to a normal resident of England during the time period (approx ) Money, Politics, Computers, etc.Money, Politics, Computers, etc.

4 Wizards/Witches Hidden, according to Wizarding Law, from the Muggles and regulated by the established Ministry for Magic (UK)Hidden, according to Wizarding Law, from the Muggles and regulated by the established Ministry for Magic (UK) Require wands to properly channel magicRequire wands to properly channel magic Underage magic is highly regulatedUnderage magic is highly regulated Wizards/Witches can be born of Muggles (nasty term Mudblood) or 1 muggle parent & 1 wizard Half-Blood or a Pure Blood familyWizards/Witches can be born of Muggles (nasty term Mudblood) or 1 muggle parent & 1 wizard Half-Blood or a Pure Blood family Wizarding snobbery desires Pure Blood above all & also feel incredibly superior to mugglesWizarding snobbery desires Pure Blood above all & also feel incredibly superior to muggles

5 *Special Wizards* Half Wizard/Half magical creature ex: Hagrid (half giant)Half Wizard/Half magical creature ex: Hagrid (half giant) Wizards who have been magically changed ex: Remus Lupin (bitten werewolf)Wizards who have been magically changed ex: Remus Lupin (bitten werewolf) Animagus - Wizards who can shape change at will into an animal ex: Sirius Black (dog) or Professor Minerva McGonagall (cat)Animagus - Wizards who can shape change at will into an animal ex: Sirius Black (dog) or Professor Minerva McGonagall (cat)

6 Magical Creatures House-elf: Slaves to human families, typically passing down through pure blood families - offspring of house-elves are born into slavery. Can only be released if presented with clothing.House-elf: Slaves to human families, typically passing down through pure blood families - offspring of house-elves are born into slavery. Can only be released if presented with clothing. Hippogriff: proud flying 4-legged creatureHippogriff: proud flying 4-legged creature Centaur: 4 legged highly sentient proud creatures who move in herds in the Forbidden Forest outside HogwartsCentaur: 4 legged highly sentient proud creatures who move in herds in the Forbidden Forest outside Hogwarts Goblins: proud, short, strict, makers of special metals, run the Gringotts Bank (safest bank in the world!), very envious of wizardsGoblins: proud, short, strict, makers of special metals, run the Gringotts Bank (safest bank in the world!), very envious of wizards

7 Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Englands Magical SchoolEnglands Magical School Headmaster: Albus DumbledoreHeadmaster: Albus Dumbledore 7 years of study - marked by 5th year OWLs (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) & 7th year NEWTs (Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test)7 years of study - marked by 5th year OWLs (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) & 7th year NEWTs (Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test) Prestigious school, but it is not a requirement for school age wizards to attend - can also consider attending schools in other countries, though a vast majority of English wizards have attended HogwartsPrestigious school, but it is not a requirement for school age wizards to attend - can also consider attending schools in other countries, though a vast majority of English wizards have attended Hogwarts Four Houses which act as student families: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin -sorted on first day of first yearFour Houses which act as student families: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin -sorted on first day of first year

8 Ministry of Magic Methods of entering the hidden building (as with St. Mungos Hospital for Magical Maladies) are accessible for all levels of wizarding (underage wizards can access from unhidden realm of Muggles as with Kings Cross - train that takes students to school)Methods of entering the hidden building (as with St. Mungos Hospital for Magical Maladies) are accessible for all levels of wizarding (underage wizards can access from unhidden realm of Muggles as with Kings Cross - train that takes students to school) Statue portraying Wizard as most powerful above magical creatures - later portraying the dominance of muggles (Voldemorts seizure)Statue portraying Wizard as most powerful above magical creatures - later portraying the dominance of muggles (Voldemorts seizure)

9 Intolerance From Chapter 1 of Book 1, first sentence: Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people youd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didnt hold with such nonsense.From Chapter 1 of Book 1, first sentence: Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people youd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didnt hold with such nonsense.

10 Rules of Magic Strict enforcement of Underage Magic (school age/before 17 - Magical Coming of Age) outside school by age 11Strict enforcement of Underage Magic (school age/before 17 - Magical Coming of Age) outside school by age 11 Politics / Secrecy - Must not be seen by muggles nor harm muggles with magicPolitics / Secrecy - Must not be seen by muggles nor harm muggles with magic Requires tools for humans, though magical creatures do not need wands or spells to use magic properlyRequires tools for humans, though magical creatures do not need wands or spells to use magic properly

11 Ghosts No specific reference to God/Heaven as the exact religion, though there are Christmas and Easter holidays (Christian holidays)No specific reference to God/Heaven as the exact religion, though there are Christmas and Easter holidays (Christian holidays) Wizards can leave an imprint of themselves and roam the world (or Hogwarts) as ghostsWizards can leave an imprint of themselves and roam the world (or Hogwarts) as ghosts Behind the veil sort of other place after you die to go thats unexplainableBehind the veil sort of other place after you die to go thats unexplainable Example: Nearly-Headless Nick - on explaining his reasoning for leaving a ghost of himself: I was afraid [of death]Example: Nearly-Headless Nick - on explaining his reasoning for leaving a ghost of himself: I was afraid [of death]

12 A Message for Love Dumbledore is the greatest advocate of love and insists that love is the most important thing in life and the key in living in peace and stopping VoldemortDumbledore is the greatest advocate of love and insists that love is the most important thing in life and the key in living in peace and stopping Voldemort Harry Potter has experienced a rough childhood and through the miracle of love is able to feel empathy even for those who have hurt himHarry Potter has experienced a rough childhood and through the miracle of love is able to feel empathy even for those who have hurt him The stories real boil down to love prevailing over all evil in the worldThe stories real boil down to love prevailing over all evil in the world

13 The Weasleys Good example of a family who would be able to call themselves superior if they want to because they are a pure blooded family but do not hold to such idealsGood example of a family who would be able to call themselves superior if they want to because they are a pure blooded family but do not hold to such ideals Family is poor, large, and red-headedFamily is poor, large, and red-headed Mr. and Mrs. Weasley have taught their children well about moral integrityMr. and Mrs. Weasley have taught their children well about moral integrity Nastily called Blood TraitorsNastily called Blood Traitors

14 Magical Locales Kings CrossKings Cross St. Mungos Hospital for Magical Maladies and InjuriesSt. Mungos Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries Diagon AlleyDiagon Alley HogsmeadeHogsmeade

15 Blood Status Pure BloodPure Blood Half BloodHalf Blood MudbloodMudblood Half BreedHalf Breed Blood TraitorBlood Traitor

16 (Sometimes Secret) Organizations The Order of the Phoenix (Albus Dumbledore)The Order of the Phoenix (Albus Dumbledore) The Death EatersThe Death Eaters The Ministry of MagicThe Ministry of Magic Dumbledores ArmyDumbledores Army

17 Gringotts Bank Run by GoblinsRun by Goblins Nigh-ImpenetrableNigh-Impenetrable Can exchange muggle money for wizarding money and vice versaCan exchange muggle money for wizarding money and vice versa

18 Owl Post and Transportation Owl PostOwl Post Floo PowderFloo Powder ApparitionApparition Port KeyPort Key

19 Wizard Candy & Joke Shops HoneydukesHoneydukes Zonkos Joke ShopZonkos Joke Shop Weasleys Wizarding WheezesWeasleys Wizarding Wheezes No wizarding child would not know all about these placesNo wizarding child would not know all about these places

20 The Unforgivable Curses The Imperius Curse - remove free will and take control of a victimThe Imperius Curse - remove free will and take control of a victim The Cruciatus Curse - physically and mentally torture a victim with magicThe Cruciatus Curse - physically and mentally torture a victim with magic The Killing Curse - Only one survivor of such a curse: Harry PotterThe Killing Curse - Only one survivor of such a curse: Harry Potter

21 Following Harry Potter Harry lived in the cupboard under the stairs before age 11 in his aunt and uncles houseHarry lived in the cupboard under the stairs before age 11 in his aunt and uncles house Even though hes famous in the wizarding world, he has no idea before he gets thereEven though hes famous in the wizarding world, he has no idea before he gets there He has no previous prejudicesHe has no previous prejudices He has trouble wanting to be mean to others even if they are mean to him because of his rough childhoodHe has trouble wanting to be mean to others even if they are mean to him because of his rough childhood Perfect main character to follow because he sees everything for the first time in the same way that the reader doesPerfect main character to follow because he sees everything for the first time in the same way that the reader does

22 Harry in Real Life Daniel Radcliffes face is iconic now.Daniel Radcliffes face is iconic now. Itd be hard to find someone who hasnt at least heard of Harry PotterItd be hard to find someone who hasnt at least heard of Harry Potter Harry Potters magical world is everywhere now - on tv, in the news, in the movies, on the internet (lots of fan fiction!)Harry Potters magical world is everywhere now - on tv, in the news, in the movies, on the internet (lots of fan fiction!) Collectibles, stamps, figuresCollectibles, stamps, figures Facebook groupsFacebook groups Translation of Harry Potter music for many different instrumentsTranslation of Harry Potter music for many different instruments

23 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opened at Universal in FloridaOpened at Universal in Florida Allows visitors to step into the world of Harry Potter and see recreations of the movie worldAllows visitors to step into the world of Harry Potter and see recreations of the movie world Performances and collectiblesPerformances and collectibles Might not be real magic, but probably feels magical to visitorsMight not be real magic, but probably feels magical to visitors


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