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Thread: Harry Potter Politics

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    Harry Potter Politics

    I was wondering if anyone here has really read the Harry Potter books and/or seen the movies and noticed the sociological and political motives in the movies and books, and what you think?

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    Re: Harry Potter Politics

    Some very good books and movies and Emma Watson is hot.

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    She did turn out to be extremely gorgeous and she's a total bad arse and extremely smart, but then again I say that if I had $40 million as a teen I wouldn't have mental angst and wouldn't worry and I would probably be able to focus more on my studies.

    Matt Lewis always gets to me, such a geeky little boy and then turns into a hot man. I think I am appreciating the literature now as an adult more than when I first read them in high school.

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    Re: Harry Potter Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Some very good books and movies and Emma Watson is hot.
    I hope you're 18 (or at least in the neighborhood)
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    I've read it all, seen it all, thought the series started out great and went straight to hell by the end. Someone needs to rent J.K. Rowling an editor.
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    Haha Ron in the 2nd book!

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    Re: Harry Potter Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I hope you're 18 (or at least in the neighborhood)
    I'm 24

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    I do agree Chris Columbus should have produced all of the movies. I'm happy John Williams did the music. The world has no idea what we're going to miss when Alfred Bendel and John Williams bite the dust and both men are very old now.

    At which book did you think the HP series nosedived and why?

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    Re: Harry Potter Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by AmazingMeg View Post
    I was wondering if anyone here has really read the Harry Potter books and/or seen the movies and noticed the sociological and political motives in the movies and books, and what you think?


    I noticed that the Ministry of Magic was highly bureaucratic and frequently authoritarian... but at the same time frequently bumbling, inefficient, and ineffective, especially at dealing with a REAL threat (ie Voldemort).

    I wondered if it was supposed to be a metaphor for the British government...

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