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2 Desiree Roberts 11 th Grade English Dallas High School February 12, 2012

3  J.K. Rowling  Joanne Kathleen Rowling  Began HP on a napkin  Fought to find a publisher  Influenced by her life  Death of her mother 2/12/12 Desiree Roberts 11th Grade English 11:00 PM

4  Overview of Series  Harry Potter  The Character  Wizards  Muggles  Overall Plot

5  Books and Movies 1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2/12/12 Desiree Roberts 11th Grade English 11:00 PM

6 Overall Sales  Books  $7,723,000,000  Movies  $7,216,000,000  All Sales  Includes toys, DVDs, rentals  $24,711,000,000  Why the success? 2/12/12 Desiree Roberts 11th Grade English 11:00 PM

7  The Storyline is the main selling point  Original  No wizard trends  Inventive  Story, characters, settings  Detailed 2/12/12 Desiree Roberts 11th Grade English 11:00 PM

8  Intricately created world  Almost everything about Harry Potter is created  Hogwarts  Hogsmeade  Characters  Familial Relationships  Character Histories 2/12/12 Desiree Roberts 11th Grade English 11:00 PM

9  Held Audiences by maturing as they did  Characters grow older  Harry becomes occasionally moody as he ages  Realistic disagreements between characters  Storylines progress realistically  Character dynamics change 2/12/12 Desiree Roberts 11th Grade English 11:00 PM

10  The names of characters and spells aren’t random  Use of stories  Latin roots  Roman mythology 2/12/12 Desiree Roberts 11th Grade English 11:00 PM

11  Characters  Remus Lupin  Based in Romulus and Remus of Rome  Sybil Trelawney  Sybils in Greece told prophecies  Lily Evans  The lily represents purity and innocence.  Acromantula  Combination of Greek for enormous, and tarantula

12  No matter how accomplished, every writer makes mistakes  Dates that don’t match up  Discovery of Sirius as godfather  Characters who contradict themselves  Hermione Memory Charm  Minor facts  Times Harry underwent Imperius Curse  Trivial at best 2/12/12 Desiree Roberts 11th Grade English 11:00 PM

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14 Harry Potter Vs. Twilight  Magic/Wizards  7 Books/8 Movies  $24,711,000,000  1997 (First Book) – 2011 (Last Movie)  Vampires/Werewolves  4 Books/5 Movies  $4,005,100,000  2005 (First Book) – 2012 (Last Movie) 2/12/12 Desiree Roberts 11th Grade English 11:00 PM Though fans of both franchises have been known to feud, literarily, the only thing these books have in common is that they are fiction aimed primarily at teenagers.

15  What helped JK Rowling so successful?  Do you think attention to detail or a strong storyline are more important in the Harry Potter series?  What main trait allowed JK Rowling’s books to mature with her audience?  Where do most character and spell names come from? 2/12/12 Desiree Roberts 11th Grade English 11:00 PM

16  Pick one of the following for homework: 1. Research three differences between the Harry Potter Books and movies. Do you think these differences are important? 2. Write a short story about any topic. Use old stories, other languages, and mythology to name your characters. 3. Think of mistakes you’ve found in books you’ve read in the past. Did these take away from the story, or did they add to the humanity of the author? 2/12/12 Desiree Roberts 11th Grade English 11:00 PM

17  JK rowling JPG. (2006, July 6). Retrieved February 12, 2012, from Wikipedia:  Whats in A Name? (2006). Retrieved February 12, 2012, from The Nine Muses:  Summary of all the harry potter movies. (2011, June 12). Retrieved February 12, 2012, from Youtube:  Total Harry Potter Revenue. (2011, July 24). Retrieved February 12, 2012, from Statistic Brain: franchise-revenue/  7 New Character Posters. (2012). Retrieved February 12, 2012, from Collider.com: the-deathly-hallows/53166/  JK Rowling's Biography. (2012, January 1). Retrieved February 12, 2012, from Jk Rowling: 2/12/12 Desiree Roberts 11th Grade English 11:00 PM


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