Insight Into Fantasy
Course: WBIS 188
Instructor: Crotty, Diane
What philosophical and psychological insights make the Harry Potter books more than just good stories? Their author, JK Rowling, followed in the footsteps of her heroes, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis. All three series (the Harry Potter books, The Lord of the Rings (LOTR), and the Narnia Chronicles) offer brilliant philosophical and psychological studies of humankind. We will focus on Harry Potter; however, LOTR and Narnia lovers will be able to compare and contrast those classics with Rowling's classic-to-be, Harry Potter. You will need to know the basic plots and characters of all seven books to understand the essays in our major text.
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