Thursday, 20 July 2006

Expert: Harry Potter Won't Die.

James Krasner, professor of English and British Victorian literature at the University of New Hampshire, says Harry won't die after all:
“Whenever an author's books become very popular in his or her lifetime, as is the case with Rowling, a tug of war starts between the author and the fans about who the characters really belong to. Rowling, like Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes), is trying to assert her control. She’s reminding us that Harry is her character, not ours; she can kill him if she wants to. Doyle actually did kill off Sherlock Holmes, but Rowling won’t go that far because she cares about Harry. Conan Doyle was really sick of Holmes,” Krasner says.
So now I hope Bibi won't be upset any longer.

4 comments:

  1. I'm not the only one who will be upset okay. There will be thousands out there who will be banging there head on the wall if Harry dies. People...readers...we need characters like Harry to assure you that life can take a good turn and the good will prevail against the evil. It's a constant underlying need in every human being that is used as themes in many many books i.e. Anne Rice's Vampire series.

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  2. I didn't say you were the only one... but you are the only one I know so far :D

    I'm sure there will be a lot of people who get upset. But I haven't really taken the bait that JK Rowling will kill off Harry. I suspect it's someone else, someone really close, like Ron or Hermione. It's all a red herring.

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  3. you really should read stephen king's 'misery' - where a fan kidnaps a writer to make him bring her favourite character back to life ...

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  4. I've tried! But I really can't get into Stephen King... I enjoyed the movie though. Maybe I should I go watch it again...

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