Why J.K Rowling Wrote Harry Potter

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Kelly Shetina McDowell English Literature 16 April 2014 The Story Behind Harry Potter I. Introduction A. “The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” B. J.K Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter Series and has sold about 450 million copies of her books to date. Her stories have touched about 200 countries and have been translated into about 70 languages. She is one of the wealthiest females in the world with a total net worth of one billion dollars. C. J.K Rowling established herself as a prominent writer, influencing people of all ages in society. II. Body A. J.K Rowling has always been an avid writer. 1. From a young age, J.K Rowling saw her love for writing a. She used to create stories in her head and tell them to her sister. (The Leaky Cauldron 1) b. At about 6 years old, J.K Rowling wrote her first book, Rabbit, which was about a rabbit who had measles 2. Even later in life, J.K Rowling still had being a writer in her mind. a. She got a secretary job at a publishing firm and “had to send out rejection letters to prospective authors.” (Imbornoni 1) b. Rowling also had tried many novels, but never finished any until she wrote Harry Potter B. J.K Rowling’s life had plenty of influences on her and her writing 1. Her family had a big impact on her writing a. She and her father never had a good relationship, which influenced the great father figures for Harry in her books (J.K Rowling Wikia 2) b. However, Rowling had a great relationship with her mother. After Rowling’s mother died, she [Rowling] was affected very much. “Definitely mom dying had a profound influence on the books… Six months in [to writing] my mother died and I simply couldn’t kill off the fictional mother that
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