The Concept of Grotesque in Harry Potter
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 98-102
Received: Aug. 20, 2015; Accepted: Aug. 29, 2015; Published: Sep. 17, 2015
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Ashti Anwar Muhammad, Department of English, School of Languages, University of Sulaiamani, Sulaiamani, Iraq
Asma Jasim Muhammad, Department of English, School of Languages, University of Sulaiamani, Sulaiamani, Iraq
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Abstract
Over the last years, the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling has become popular, becoming one of the most read and most criticized pieces of literature to date. As a result of its adult success, Harry Potter has drawn the attention of several writers to follow serious literary analyses, most frequently exploring many didactic themes such as reality, evil and religion. However, the focus of this research is to pinpoint the idea of grotesque in Harry Potter series. This concept is on scary and unusual creatures, between being funny and frightening. It is a sort of fusion of humans with animals. Those creatures add colorful aspects of creative literary writing within the fictional "wizarding world" contained in the Harry Potter. Throughout the seven books of the series, Harry and his friends come across man these creatures on their adventures. Many of these are derived from folklore, primarily Greek mythology, but also British and Scandinavian folklore. Many of the legends surrounding mythical creatures are also incorporated in the books.
Keywords
Harry Potter, Grotesque, Funny and Children
To cite this article
Ashti Anwar Muhammad, Asma Jasim Muhammad, The Concept of Grotesque in Harry Potter, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 98-102. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20150305.15
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