Harry Potter and the Sorcerer ‘5 Stone was pretty fun to watch now knowing much of the historical works of British literature. This movie really sums up so much of what the British imagination has to offer. Harry Potter in general has a plethora of monsters, demons, and other interesting creatures in its movies (i.e. three»headed dog in the forbidden corridor), much like some of the works we have read to this point (Doctor Faustus), Harry’s mission is also similar to a famous epic we read, Beowulf.
He is the hero at the end of the day because of his charismatic nature and ultimate bravery when facing his toughest foet Beowulf and Harry both fight their ultimate villains (dragon and Voldemort), and they end up defeating them.
Beowulf died and Harry ALMOST did, but the parallels are similart This theme of heroism is easily prevalentt Another theme I connected with the film and British literature is the theme of isolation.
After Harry‘s parents were killed, he was sent to live with his aunt and uncle, the Dursleys, They treat him horribly and force him to live in the basement, where there is basically no room and he is alone For a child with such a traumatic beginning, the Dursleys certainly don’t make matters any better by isolating him to the basement and not giving him the love he needs. 1 connected this theme of isolation with Surrey‘s, “So Cruel Prisonm” a poem about Surrey’s imprisonment at Windsor Castle.
He reminisces about the good memories he had with friends and how much the isolation hurts him. Both Harry and Surrey are imprisoned in their own ways, and the theme of isolation affects them greatlyt My paper topic was about how love and seduction has evolved in British literature. In the first Harry Potter, there isn’t much about this, but in later books/movies we see this with Ron trying to woo Hermione. This buildup ensues until the very end when they finally kiss, Of course, Deathly Hallows also showed Ron’s wrath if someone tries to take Hermione away from him (I‘m talking to you, Harry).