It seems that any criticism of the Harry Potter books at all meets with a violent response from some as though sacred cows were at risk. Most of the criticism seems to be from "Harry Potter is satanic witchcraft" Christians or from people who disapprove of fantasy generally. And that isn’t necessarily a dirty word. When you’re dealing with all the crazy concepts in the Potter-verse it’s probably best not to take chances with the prose. These are at least superficially kid’s books The structure of the Potter novels is a different beast all together and initially with the early extremely well here because it all revolves around an interesting well-developed character. And this is where Rowling wins the Literary Tournament Cup. Nearly all of her characters are fantastic well drawn memorable distinct from one another relatable and rich. They also grow and change considerably over the course of seven books. From the bookish Hermione to the classic romantic hero of Ron to the complicated mess of Malfoy the nerdy Colin Creavey tortured Professor Lupin guilty and rash Sirius Black and the sad bitter and ultimately good-hearted Snape. Even Voldemort gets a fantastic well-explained biography complete with a family tree. [...]
For this assignment you will create a three page literature review that includes a title page, a review of literature section and a references section. The “Review of Literature” section should contain your discussion of a minimum of five sources. Three sources should be peer-reviewed articles that have been previously published relating to your research theory or research question. You should look for a combination of peer-reviewed sources, trade publications, newspaper articles, and credible websites for a total of five sources. In your review of the literature, be certain to provide parenthetical citations for each source. Where possible, you should refrain from using direct quotes. Instead, you will paraphrase the information in your own words. Paraphrased information still needs to be cited. The only information that doesn't get cited is if it is your own ideas. The “References” section should contain the APA reference listing of all sources used. It should be presented as a new section, new page. Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for APA style formatting. Generally, your literature review is double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 pt. font. Parenthetical citations should include the author’s last name and date of publication. Any quoted material will be cited with the author’s last name, the date of publication, and the page number in the source. The reference list is also double-spaced with a “hanging” indent. The grading criteria for this assignment is as follows: Is the paper properly formatted in APA style? Is it double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 point font? Does it contain a title page? (Consult your APA style sources for appropriate APA style section headings.) Are parenthetical citations used to note the sources for all material discussed in the literature review? Are all sources discussed in the paper listed in the references section of the paper? Are they presented in proper APA style? Is the list double-spaced with a hanging indent? (Consult APA style.) Is quoted material appropriate? For example, are there too many quotes from authors that would be better presented by paraphrasing the information? Is quoted material properly cited? Does the citation include the author, date, and page or paragraph number? (Consult APA style.) Does the paper review at least five sources as part of the literature review? Is there an appropriate combination of peer-reviewed sources (at least three) and other sources for the topic? Is the length of the paper at least three pages and does it have a title page?