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					                 Beacham’s Sourcebooks: Harry Potter
                                                         by Dr. Elizabeth D. Schafer

                                                                      Contents
Editor’s Introduction................................................................................................................... 1
       How Parents Can Use the Sourcebook ............................................................................................ 2
       How Teachers Can Use the Sourcebook.......................................................................................... 3
       How Student Readers Can Use the Sourcebook............................................................................. 3
       How Librarians Can Use the Sourcebook........................................................................................ 4
       How Researchers Can Use the Sourcebook..................................................................................... 4

Author’s Introduction....................................................................................................................................... 5
       Welcome to Harry’s World................................................................................................................. 5
       Purpose and Organization of the Sourcebook ................................................................................ 7

SECTION I: BEGINNINGS....................................................................................................................... 11

Chapter 1: Pottermania ................................................................................................................................... 12
       Harry’s Appeal.................................................................................................................................... 13
       Sales, Prizes, and Fame...................................................................................................................... 14
       Harry in Translation........................................................................................................................... 16
       Harry’s Fans ........................................................................................................................................ 18
       Merchandise ........................................................................................................................................ 19
       Harry in the Newspaper and on Screen.......................................................................................... 19
       Harry’s Detractors.............................................................................................................................. 20
       The Whitbread Prize Controversy................................................................................................... 21
       Reading for Research......................................................................................................................... 21
       Internet Resources ............................................................................................................................. 22

Chapter 2: Interpretative Biography of J. K. Rowling................................................................................ 23
       Early Life............................................................................................................................................. 24
       Early Career ........................................................................................................................................ 26
       Harry’s Beginning............................................................................................................................... 26
       Finding a Publisher ............................................................................................................................ 29
       Harry’s Success................................................................................................................................... 30
       Harry Encouraging Reading Skills................................................................................................... 32
       Objections to Harry Potter and Rowling’s Response................................................................... 33
       Rowling’s Creative Process............................................................................................................... 34
       Her Personal Life Today................................................................................................................... 36
       Vocabulary .......................................................................................................................................... 37
       Reading for Research......................................................................................................................... 38
       Internet Resources ............................................................................................................................. 38

SECTION II: READING HARRY............................................................................................................. 39
Chapter 3: Characters and Themes ............................................................................................................... 40
       The Cast............................................................................................................................................... 41
       Harry versus Voldemort.................................................................................................................... 42
       Harry’s Early Life ............................................................................................................................... 44
       Harry the Hero .................................................................................................................................. 45
       Harry’s Heroic Transformation ....................................................................................................... 47
       Harry, Ron and Hermione: The Wizardly Trio ............................................................................. 51
       The Dursleys....................................................................................................................................... 55
       Harry’s Teachers and the Significance of Their Names ............................................................... 56
       Harry’s Peers....................................................................................................................................... 61
       Adult Wizards ..................................................................................................................................... 64
       Magical Animals and Creatures........................................................................................................ 67
       Ghosts, Plants, and Personified Props............................................................................................ 69
       Vocabulary .......................................................................................................................................... 71

Chapter 4: Setting ............................................................................................................................................ 72
       Landscape and Distance.................................................................................................................... 73
       Welcome to Hogwarts....................................................................................................................... 74
       Life at Hogwarts................................................................................................................................. 76
       Hogwarts’s Rooms and Architecture .............................................................................................. 78
       On Hogwarts’s Grounds................................................................................................................... 80
       Near Hogwarts ................................................................................................................................... 82
                Hogsmeade............................................................................................................................ 82
                The Shrieking Shack............................................................................................................. 83
                The Tunnels .......................................................................................................................... 84
       London Settings ................................................................................................................................. 84
       Harry’s Two Worlds .......................................................................................................................... 86
       Unusual and Unseen Settings........................................................................................................... 88

Chapter 5: School Life .................................................................................................................................... 90
       School Days ........................................................................................................................................ 91
       Hogwarts House Membership ......................................................................................................... 92
       Making the Grade ............................................................................................................................. 94
       The Curriculum .................................................................................................................................. 95
       Hogwarts Courses.............................................................................................................................. 97
       Outside of Class ............................................................................................................................... 101
       Reading for Research....................................................................................................................... 102
       Internet Resources ........................................................................................................................... 103

Chapter 6: Food ............................................................................................................................................. 104
       Nourishing Thoughts ...................................................................................................................... 105
       Reading for Research....................................................................................................................... 107
       Internet Sources ............................................................................................................................... 108

Chapter 7: Sports .......................................................................................................................................... 109
       The Sporting Life ............................................................................................................................. 110
       Mount Your Brooms ....................................................................................................................... 111
       Team Spirit........................................................................................................................................ 113
            On the Sidelines ............................................................................................................................... 113
            Reading for Research....................................................................................................................... 114
            Internet Sources ............................................................................................................................... 114

Chapter 8: Geography................................................................................................................................... 116
       Geographical Overview of the British Isles ................................................................................. 117
       England.............................................................................................................................................. 118
       Scotland ............................................................................................................................................. 120
       Wales, Ireland, Europe, and Points Beyond ................................................................................ 123
       Reading for Research....................................................................................................................... 125
       Internet Resources ........................................................................................................................... 125

Chapter 9: Mythology, Legends, and Fairy Tales...................................................................................... 126
       Fantasy Framework.......................................................................................................................... 127
       Patterns and Motifs.......................................................................................................................... 129
       The Mythology Game: Can You Find Where Harry Came From? .......................................... 131
               Classical Mythology............................................................................................................ 131
               British Legends ................................................................................................................... 139
               Fairy Tales............................................................................................................................ 142
               Mythical Objects, Beasts, and Ceremonies..................................................................... 145
       Analysis of the Mythological Allusions......................................................................................... 146
               Potter As Myth.................................................................................................................... 146
               Potter as Legend ................................................................................................................. 148
               Potter as Fairy Tale............................................................................................................. 150
               Mythical Objects, Beasts, and Ceremonies..................................................................... 153
       Interpretations .................................................................................................................................. 156
       Reading for Research....................................................................................................................... 157
       Internet Resources ........................................................................................................................... 157

Chapter 10: Archetypes and Biblical References ..................................................................................... 159
       Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious................................................................................ 160
       Harry as Archetype .......................................................................................................................... 161
       Moral Structure and the Hogwarts System................................................................................... 163
       Biblical Allusions.............................................................................................................................. 164
       Good Versus Evil............................................................................................................................. 166
       Sacred Places..................................................................................................................................... 168
       Objects and Numbers ..................................................................................................................... 169
       Armageddon ..................................................................................................................................... 171
       Reading for Research....................................................................................................................... 172
       Internet Resources ........................................................................................................................... 173

Chapter 11: History ....................................................................................................................................... 174
       Back in Time..................................................................................................................................... 175
       Time Passages................................................................................................................................... 176
       Historical Footnotes ........................................................................................................................ 179
       Reading for Research....................................................................................................................... 181
       Internet Sites..................................................................................................................................... 181
Chapter 12: Science ....................................................................................................................................... 183
       Science at Hogwarts......................................................................................................................... 184
       Alchemy and Chemistry .................................................................................................................. 186
       Reading for Research....................................................................................................................... 189
       Internet Resources ........................................................................................................................... 190

Chapter 13: Magic and Witchcraft .............................................................................................................. 191
       History of Magic............................................................................................................................... 192
       The Practice of Witchcraft.............................................................................................................. 195
       Witch Hysteria .................................................................................................................................. 198
       Witchcraft Trials in America .......................................................................................................... 201
       Tricks of the Trade .......................................................................................................................... 203
       Potter Magic and Contemporary Society...................................................................................... 206
       Reading for Research....................................................................................................................... 209
       Internet Sites..................................................................................................................................... 209

Chapter 14: Literary Qualities ...................................................................................................................... 210
       Timeless Tales................................................................................................................................... 211
       Language and Humor...................................................................................................................... 212
       British and American English ........................................................................................................ 213
       Wizardry Words ............................................................................................................................... 215
       Names 217
       Fictional Framework........................................................................................................................ 219
       Plot Development............................................................................................................................ 220
       Outsiders ........................................................................................................................................... 220
       Voice 221
       Magic 222
       Hidden Identities and Family ......................................................................................................... 223
       Gender225
       Color 226
       Metaphorical Materials .................................................................................................................... 228
       Numbers............................................................................................................................................ 229
       Temperature, Time, and Seasons................................................................................................... 230
       Reading for Research....................................................................................................................... 231
       Internet Sites..................................................................................................................................... 231

Chapter 15: Moral and Social Codes........................................................................................................... 233
       Life Lessons ..................................................................................................................................... 234
       Social Problems ................................................................................................................................ 235
       Role Model........................................................................................................................................ 237
       Objections by Concerned Parents ................................................................................................. 238
       Reading for Research....................................................................................................................... 239
       Internet Resources ........................................................................................................................... 240

Chapter 16: Illustrations and Foreign Editions ......................................................................................... 241
       British Editions................................................................................................................................. 242
       American Editions ........................................................................................................................... 244
       Inside Art........................................................................................................................................... 247
            Foreign Covers ................................................................................................................................. 248
            Reading for Research....................................................................................................................... 252
            Internet Sources ............................................................................................................................... 252

SECTION III: TEACHING HARRY ...................................................................................................... 255

Chapter 17: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone............................................................................................ 257
       Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 258
       Chapter Development ..................................................................................................................... 260
       Projects and Activities for Book I ................................................................................................. 288
       Discussion for Book I ..................................................................................................................... 290
       Developing Writing and Critical Skills.......................................................................................... 292

Chapter 18: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ..................................................................................... 293
       Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 294
       Chapter Development ..................................................................................................................... 295
       Projects and Activities for Book II................................................................................................ 326
       Discussion for Book II.................................................................................................................... 327
       Developing Writing and Critical Skills.......................................................................................... 328

Chapter 19: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban .................................................................................. 329
       Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 330
       Chapter Development ..................................................................................................................... 332
       Projects and Activities for Book III.............................................................................................. 374
       Discussion for Book III.................................................................................................................. 375
       Developing Writing and Critical Skills.......................................................................................... 377

Harry Potter Timeline .................................................................................................................................. 380

SECTION IV: WHILE YOU’RE WAITING FOR THE NEXT HARRY POTTER NOVEL ... 411
     Chapter 20: Related Titles............................................................................................................... 412

Epilogue: Harry’s Future.......................................................................................................................... 424
      What’s in Store for Harry................................................................................................................ 425
      Activities ............................................................................................................................................ 429
      Discussion ......................................................................................................................................... 430
      Developing Writing and Critical Skills.......................................................................................... 430

SECTION V: BIBLIOGRAPHY AND APPENDICES....................................................................... 431
     Children’s Literature Bibliography................................................................................................. 432
            Journals ................................................................................................................................ 432
            Reference Sources .............................................................................................................. 433
            Monographs ........................................................................................................................ 434
            Internet Sources.................................................................................................................. 440
     Appendix A: Profile of Significant Characters............................................................................. 447
            Major Characters ................................................................................................................ 451
            Hogwarts Faculty and Staff............................................................................................... 452
            Prominent Wizards............................................................................................................. 456
                       Hogwarts Students ............................................................................................................. 458
                       Hogwarts Ghosts and Characters .................................................................................... 464
                       Relatives ............................................................................................................................... 466
                       Minor Characters................................................................................................................ 467
                       Muggles ................................................................................................................................ 474
                       Animals and Creatures....................................................................................................... 477
                       Plants 481
                       Objects ................................................................................................................................. 482
                       Unnamed Characters.......................................................................................................... 483

Appendix B: More Myths and Legends...................................................................................................... 487

SECTION VI: ONLINE RESOURCES .................................................................................................. 502
     Harry Abroad: Harry’s Success in Foreign Countries................................................................. 504
     Projects and Activities, Discussion Questions , Writing and Research Questions, Websites,
             Reading for Research ......................................................................................................... 504
     Bibliography Grouped by Subject Areas: By or About J.K. Rowling; Readers’ Response; The
             Censorship Controversy; Commercial Aspects of Harry; Legal Proceedings; Reviews
             of the novels; Literary Criticism/Teaching; Translations; Media/Recordings; Prizes504
     Continuing analyses and study/research questions and resources for future novels in the
             Potter series. ........................................................................................................................ 504

Index 505

About Elizabeth D. Schafer ......................................................................................................................... 514

				
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