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The Harry Potter series: innocent family fiction or occult black magic?
2009 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay attempts to look into why the Harry Potter books are prone to being banned in certain states in the USA, and if there is a legitimate reason for the banning. J.K. Rowling’s books about the young wizard Harry Potter are some of the world's most favourite children's books, and they have created a reading explosion among young people. Nevertheless, they are also the ones facing the greatest controversy. The book banning occurs all over the world, but mostly in certain states in the USA. The first chapter gives a background on USA's Freedom of speech and banned books in the past, while the second chapter focuses on the most banned book of all times, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Here the essay endeavours to see on what grounds the banning is made on and what particular parts of the book people object to.

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Keyword [en]
Humanities Theology, banned books
Keyword [sv]
Humaniora, Teologi
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-48507ISRN: LTU-CUPP--09/046--SELocal ID: 5f41af0f-6efe-4425-b4f4-add4f52016dfOAI: diva2:1021849
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
English, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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