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Since the "Harry Potter" series is such a success, it has had its critics claiming the books should not be considered literature because many critics believe that having merit and being a commercial success are mutually exclusive. This paper argues that it is important to believe in the literary merit of the "Harry Potter" series because it is a reflection of our culture. By looking at some common elements of literature and then finding them in the "Harry Potter" series, the paper argues that the "Harry Potter" series is true literature.
From the Paper:"The Harry Potter series is, so far, five books by J.K. Rowling, chronicling the life of the young, orphaned wizard Harry Potter. The series is a coming of age story, beginning when Harry is eleven and following him through adolescence and young adulthood until he is seventeen. Harry's life includes all the prosaic struggles of a young boy, like interaction with the opposite sex, or questioning authority figures. Harry's struggles take place against the backdrop of the turbulent world of magic, with dragons, unicorns, trees that are bewitched to demolish anything in the path, broomsticks, and dark wizards. The series is a classic good versus evil story, with epic battles, complex villains, and moral dilemmas."
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