Myths in "Harry Potter". How Joanne K. Rowling uses real Mythology in her Novels


Term Paper, 2014

20 Pages, Grade: 1,7


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1. Introduction

2. What is a myth

3. Mythical structures in Harry Potter
3.1 The archetypal hero
3.2 The motive of good vs. evil

4. Mythical creatures
4.1 The Centaurs
4.2 The Unicorn
4.3 The Basilisk
4.4 The Phoenix

5. Mythical names and characters
5.1 Minerva McGonagall
5.2 Argus Filch
5.3 Professor Quirrel
5.4 Gilderoy Lockhart

6. Conclusion

7. Bibliography

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Title
Myths in "Harry Potter". How Joanne K. Rowling uses real Mythology in her Novels
College
University of Bayreuth  (Fakultät für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften)
Course
Projektseminar
Grade
1,7
Author
Year
2014
Pages
20
Catalog Number
V307971
ISBN (eBook)
9783668060142
ISBN (Book)
9783668060159
File size
647 KB
Language
English
Keywords
mythology, harry potter, characters, origin names, etymology, origin myths, use, modification, creatures, mythical equivalents, sources, j.k. rowling
Quote paper
Cindy Härcher (Author), 2014, Myths in "Harry Potter". How Joanne K. Rowling uses real Mythology in her Novels, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/307971

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