How to Analyze the Works of J. K. Rowling

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This title explores the creative works of famous novelist J.K. Rowling. Books analyzed include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Clear, comprehensive text gives background biographical information of Rowling. "You Critique It" feature invites readers to analyze other creative works on their own. A table of contents, timeline, list of works, resources, source notes, glossary, and an index are also included. Essential Critiques is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Critiques
6
A Closer Look at J K Rowling
13
An Overview of Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
21
How to Apply Biographical Criticism to Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
29
An Overview of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
39
How to Apply Marxist Criticism to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
47
An Overview of Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince
57
How to Apply Psychoanalytic Criticism to Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince
65
You Critique It
96
Timeline
98
Glossary
100
Bibliography of Works and Criticism
102
Resources
104
Source Notes
106
Index
109
About the Author
112

An Overview of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
75
How to Apply Structuralism to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
85

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