3065Re: [mythsoc] article on HP and mythopoesis
- Feb 22, 2001WendellWag@... writes:
> I think that whenever J. K. Rowling does a bookcharacter
> signing, she should ask the children as they come up to her, "Which
> in the books do you think your life most resembles?" Anyone who saysMethinks this protesteth too much. "Grotesque child abuse at home" is not
> "Harry Potter" she should slap silly. Yes, there are children who live
> unhappy lives these days, but any child who gets to go see an author speak
> and have them autograph their copy of the book is extremely unlikely to be
> one of those children.
the sole component of Harry Potter's life. The keynote in his life is
being secretly special but generally unappreciated, and I suspect most
children feel that way. That is probably part of what makes him popular in
the first place.
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