Multiculturalism in Harry Potter's World Analytical Essay by Nicky

A discussion of the theme of multiculturalism in J. K. Rowling's novel, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire".
# 146561 | 1,240 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 04, 2011 in Literature (Children) , Literature (English) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)

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The paper looks at how J. K. Rowling's novel, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" teaches the acceptance and understanding of individuals from other cultures. The paper looks at how Rowling suggests that if we move beyond differences and sterotypes, we have a better chance of success in defeating evil. The paper also discusses how the Triwizard Tournament provides the perfect setting for the diverse cultures to interact.

From the Paper:

"The novel is different from the others in the series because it opens up the world in which the primary characters live. Andrew Blake observes that the characters live in a "multicultural community in which what the real world calls 'mixed-race relationships' are common" (Blake 108). This notion is explored through the leadership of Dumbledore, the characters are encouraged to reach out to one another and practice understanding to foster healthy relationships. Rowling introduces us to the significance of the variety of cultures early in the novel. Primarily, introducing Harry to foreign students broadens his horizons. After hearing about the many different wizard schools, and seeing so many representatives of different countries, Harry feels as though he has been "stupid never to realize that Hogwarts couldn't be the only one" (85)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blake, Andrew. The Irresistible Rise of Harry Potter. New York: Verso Books. 2002.
  • Clark, Leilani. "What is it about Harry Potter?" Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2001, 44, 8. GALE Resource Database. Information Retrieved March 14, 2009.>
  • Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. New York: Scholastic Books. 2000.

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