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Archetypes and Stereotypes in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series

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Title: Archetypes and Stereotypes in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series
Authors: Sörensen, Johanna
Issue Date: 7-Feb-2014
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: SPL kandidatuppsats i engelska
SPL 2013-093
Keywords: Harry Potter
J.K. Rowling
archetypal hero
gender roles
Abstract: This essay explores the archetypal hero and gender stereotypes in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Using both theories about the hero genre and the discussion of the Harry Potter novels themselves, I argue that despite following the literary structure of the archetypal hero, and sharing many of the composite hero’s traits, Harry Potter breaks the stereotype and challenges the traditional hero narrative. I will also argue that Harry Potter goes against many of the gender stereotypes that often... more
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