Monday, 18 February 2013

Harry Potter vs Twilight

I really do like a lot of the stuff that The Idealist posts on Facebook. They have a unique way of taking an image (or a saying etc) and relating it to the present state of the societyI like the way they make me think about things. 

Get a load of this:

Now I must admit to thinking of Twilight along those lines, but I've never thought of Harry Potter quite in those terms.

But the more I think about it... the more I agree with it.  Of course it's possible to read almost anything INTO anything when analysing film, tv, novels etc.  But Harry's journey is about growth - as Stephen King puts it, "confronting fear, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity."  As a character he develops throughout the series of novels (and films), as do his school mates, Hermine and Ron. 

For more from The Idealist, here's their Facebook address: TheIDEAlistRevolution
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The misuse of the English language, or the humour revolving around foreigners trying to learn English, has been a mainstay of televisual humour for decades.  I remember an English programme set in a language school with about 10 or so foreigners in the class - in fact I can picture the actors, even remember scenarios, but unfortunately the one thing I don't remember is the name of the programme!
Not sure where I found these photos now but I did enjoy them.