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Fantastic Beasts Explained: J.K. Rowling’s Magic of Analogy

J. K. Rowling's screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is full of analogies that speak to our world's problems and history. We look at Fantastic Beasts and the Harry Potter universe to unpack what Rowling is really saying.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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How is the Harry Potter universe an alternate existence of British society and education

The magical properties and characters in "Harry Potter" allow viewers to escape their painful realities while enjoying universal aspects of the United Kingdom culture as it is lived.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Philosopher’s Stone)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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How did the “Harry Potter” series evolve as the directors changed

Each director who helmed a film in the "Harry Potter" universe provided unique talents to match the changing nature of the material over time.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Philosopher’s Stone)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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