Sunday, April 20, 2008

Harry Potter

When I was reading the Harry Potter series, I came across many things. My attention was first caught when I saw that all the characters' names had a purpose in characterizing the character as well. For example, the first thing I noticed was that Sirius Black, Harry's Godfather, was named Sirius and he was an animagus who turned into a dog, because there is actually a star name Sirius which is also called the Dog Star. Similarly, Lupin's name came from the word Lupine. Also Dolores Umbridge's first name came from the word dolorous which means to cause pain, which indeed coincides with her nature perfectly.
These were some of the things which awed me while reading the Harry Potter series. It was stunning that J.K. Rowling puts so much thought in even naming her characters and characterizing them.

4 Comments:

At April 20, 2008 at 8:47 AM , Blogger aeroinfo said...

according to popular english legend there was a popular greek god called Remus who was reared by a she wolf. It is with reference to Lupins' first name being REMUS.

 
At April 20, 2008 at 9:01 AM , Blogger aeroinfo said...

by the way harry means to be harrassed.

 
At April 21, 2008 at 8:37 AM , Blogger Open Mind said...

yeah, that's cool too. I've got some more good allusions refered in Harry Potter. Good to know that you too look at the sybolism present in the stories.

 
At April 24, 2008 at 7:10 AM , Blogger aeroinfo said...

as u say that you have some more, can you share them with us as well, probably in another post continuing off from where you left off.

 

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