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Burn Baby Burn – Witches Inferno

     During the Medieval and Colonial Eras in both Europe and America, witch hunting became all the rage with innocent by standards becoming victims.  For the most part Muggles fear witchcraft the most simply because it meant that those who practiced it were more powerful than they were. There was also a high fear that […]

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Is J.K. jk-ing?

In the hierarchy of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, very few human beings could ever fall below Muggles (non-magical people). Wizards and Muggles live their lives in peaceful coexistence, depending on Muggles’ lack of intelligence and overall inferiority to wizarding sensibilities. When asked why Muggles are unaware of a loud, disappearing and reappearing bus, a conductor […]

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“Oh Lord, Make My Enemies Riddikilus”

          In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry goes back to Hogwarts for his third year of school.  Among the many spells and incantations he has learned, two new ones appear.  “Riddikulis” defeats boggarts, shape-shifters who take the form of your greatest fear.  The second is “Expecto patronum”, used to chase away […]

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Mrs. Coulter: Just You’re Average Working Mom

Mrs. Coulter seems to embody every female character read prior to The Golden Compass. She represents the woman that desires to attain power and achieve the highest position in society; however, she becomes a reader’s most hated woman in the book because of her arrogance. Her passion and her dedication to her job are admirable, […]

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