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Literature
The Other Side of the Coin
Some quick notes:
1. This essay assumes you have read the books and seen the movies. If you haven’t, you will be hella confused.
2. This is a re-write of a research paper I did for a class. That’s why it might seem a little pompous.
3. I did not cite every work as it came up. There is still a Works Cited section at the end. Again, if you’ve read the books and seen the movies you will know where everything came from.
The Other Side of the Coin:
Defending House Slytherin on Moral Grounds
The Harry Potter series, both the books and the movies, is the best modern pop culture example of simplistic heroic fantasy. It has magic, children who save the day with little or no help from adults, friendship, and, best of all, good, old-fashioned uncomplicated Good vs. Evil. Here’s the basic conflict that sets up the series: As part of his bid to rule the wizarding world, Voldemort went to the Potter family house when Harry, the protagonist, was a baby and killed his parents, but
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Love by the River
Walking through the park, down by the river, he spied a cute girl at the edge of the water. She was wearing a long, sleeveless, muddy green dress, with no shoes and her hair undone and waving in the breeze. He walked to the sno-cone stand, eyes still on her, and ordered two cones, one cherry and one coconut.
He let her see him coming, and when he got to her, he said, "So, are you more a cherry girl or a coconut girl?"
"Cherry," she said, smiling warily, "why?" When he handed her the cherry sno-cone, the smile became open and relaxed, and he fell head over heels in love. All he knew was that he had to get her to like him, to want to see him again. Asking for her phone number right away would be creepy, and giving out his would make him desperate and forgettable.
What he had was time, time to try and make her laugh, with funny stories about his childhood, and ask her questions about hers. She was an orphan, raised by maiden aunts who wanted her to grow up old, alone, and man-hating like
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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