Harry Potter a Contemporary Epic

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Harry Potter: A Contemporary Epic In J. K. Rowling’s famous book series Harry Potter there are arguments for many social issues. Rowling’s writings argue that the poor or outcasts can accomplish, succeed, and do great things. There are arguments for emotional in that love can accomplish anything (power of love). There’s also the need of a hero that can be found in the series. These ideas are present throughout all of the Harry Potter books. This epic is relative today in the way it comments on social issues present in life/society today. During all seven books in the Harry Potter series Harry constantly feels as though he is an outcast from everyone else at Hogwarts. In the second chapter of the first book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Hagrid visits Harry for the first time and gives him some shocking news. Hagrid says “Harry - yer a wizard.” This is when Harry first feels that he is a real outcast compared to everyone else. Harry overcomes his fear of being a wizard and later on becomes the most powerful wizard of all. Harry’s experience is what usually becomes of the outcasts in our society. The people that think they are the big shots usually don’t become any big wigs, they usually are working for the “nerds” they used to pick on in high school. J.K. Rowling has shown society today that even though you are an outcast you can become something great. The saying that love conquers all is very much present in the Harry Potter series. Two of the main characters, Ron and Hermione, are a power couple a good proportion of the series. Right before going into the final battle with the Dark Lords in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows it is described to the readers “running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione

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