The Harry Potter Debate
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(11-21-2009, 06:53 AM)elizabee Wrote:
(11-20-2009, 09:28 AM)lostcat496 Wrote: I am almost afraid to post on this topic, but I have grew up with the books (I was 11 when the first book came out so I as young enough to be seriously looking for owls flying during the day until I turned 12 and was quite disappointed that I wasn't going to Hogwarts).

My main argument with people who oppose the books is that they aren't giving young readers much credit. Yes, most of them look at the magic and go oh neat wouldn't it be awesome to do that and have no consequences. Most of them will also do the same thing for Superman, Spiderman, and My Little Pony. Yet, no one says that watching Spiderman cartoons leads children to go courting spider bites. Yes, he's and awful role model, so is Punch and Judy puppet shows and your neighbor down the street possibly. Everyday kids see bad role models and the occult. It's better to just let them read the books and if they have questions or are looking for owls sit them down and explain. Have them read the bible passages and talk to them. Book protest simply serve to make people curious.

Oh the note of Dumbuldore being gay, it was so not present in the book that she had to tell the movie director that he was gay.

Quote:Rowling told the audience that while working on the planned sixth Potter film, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," she spotted a reference in the script to a girl who once was of interest to Dumbledore. A note was duly passed to director David Yates, revealing the truth about her character.

The man making the movies couldn't even tell from just reading the books! The chance of a little kid reading it and figuring it out mind numbingly low.

Whaaat! Where in the books are we supposed to get that at all? The closest it possibly comes is maybe in the final book in discussing his friendship with Grindelwald (sp?) in his youth, but it sounded to me like pretty straight-forward non-gay friendship tainted by evil plans.

She said after the last book had already been published. Apparently what she created was a character that was gay, but it was impossible to tell due to the fact he was elderly, not in that kind of relationship with the main character, it effected the plot in no way what so ever, and he was not actively or even passively making comments or acting in such a way to suggest that he might be looking for that kind of relationship with anybody. In plainer English he was gay only after the series ended.

Good literature is in the eye of the beholder. I hate Steven King with a mildly fiery passion. Wouldn't read his books and think he's trash. I know lots of people who think otherwise. I love Stephen Meyer (Twilight!) I've read her whole series and I know folks that think she is a pile of trash. Kids find different levels of literature amusing than some adults. I mean hey look at the Captain Underpants books or The Day My Butt Went Psycho. Harry Potter is not bad for children, people overeacting is. If you want to see really scary young adult literature read Cut, Burn, Glass, Identical, Impulse, The Pigman, and Crank. There are some really super duper role models in those!

I'm against book burning for any reason. First they burn the books, then they burn the authors.
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The Harry Potter Debate - by fantasy_forever - 11-03-2009, 03:04 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by jovan66102 - 11-03-2009, 03:10 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by fantasy_forever - 11-03-2009, 03:14 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by spasiisochrani - 11-03-2009, 03:34 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 03:36 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 03:37 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by fantasy_forever - 11-03-2009, 03:41 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 03:54 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by fantasy_forever - 11-03-2009, 04:01 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Anastasia - 11-03-2009, 04:02 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-03-2009, 04:17 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 04:17 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by jovan66102 - 11-03-2009, 04:20 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 04:23 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 04:25 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-03-2009, 04:35 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CollegeCatholic - 11-03-2009, 04:41 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 04:44 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-03-2009, 04:52 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 04:54 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 04:55 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 05:02 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 05:23 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 05:24 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 05:29 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 05:35 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Texican - 11-03-2009, 05:44 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 05:47 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 05:58 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 06:03 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Elwin Ransom - 11-03-2009, 06:05 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-03-2009, 06:59 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-03-2009, 07:02 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-03-2009, 07:39 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by piabee - 11-03-2009, 07:44 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by PatrickTorsell - 11-07-2009, 09:27 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-07-2009, 09:28 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by PatrickTorsell - 11-07-2009, 09:31 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-07-2009, 10:18 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by SinfullyLate - 11-08-2009, 10:31 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-14-2009, 05:27 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by timoose - 11-14-2009, 08:48 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-14-2009, 11:26 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-14-2009, 11:27 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-14-2009, 01:05 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-14-2009, 05:08 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by timoose - 11-14-2009, 05:08 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by elizabee - 11-19-2009, 06:59 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-20-2009, 03:49 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-20-2009, 09:28 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Vetus Ordo - 11-20-2009, 09:33 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-20-2009, 09:45 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Vetus Ordo - 11-20-2009, 10:15 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by KylePalko - 11-20-2009, 07:00 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-20-2009, 07:02 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-20-2009, 09:08 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Vetus Ordo - 11-20-2009, 11:54 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-21-2009, 12:18 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-21-2009, 12:42 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-21-2009, 01:20 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-21-2009, 01:38 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-21-2009, 01:39 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by elizabee - 11-21-2009, 06:53 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-21-2009, 07:11 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-21-2009, 07:45 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-21-2009, 11:21 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-21-2009, 11:53 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-21-2009, 12:16 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-21-2009, 03:37 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Vetus Ordo - 11-21-2009, 03:45 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-21-2009, 04:24 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Munda_cor_meum - 11-21-2009, 04:41 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Stubborn - 11-21-2009, 04:42 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-21-2009, 05:00 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-21-2009, 05:51 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-21-2009, 06:01 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Iolanthe - 11-21-2009, 06:27 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-21-2009, 07:14 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-22-2009, 10:17 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-22-2009, 12:54 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Petertherock - 11-22-2009, 03:32 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-22-2009, 04:06 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-22-2009, 04:07 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-22-2009, 04:09 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-22-2009, 05:28 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by SinfullyLate - 11-22-2009, 07:38 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-22-2009, 08:24 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Historian - 11-22-2009, 09:29 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-23-2009, 12:03 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-23-2009, 12:16 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-23-2009, 01:55 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by lostcat496 - 11-23-2009, 10:16 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-23-2009, 11:39 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-23-2009, 12:00 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-23-2009, 12:03 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-23-2009, 12:06 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-23-2009, 04:52 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Vetus Ordo - 11-23-2009, 04:55 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by INPEFESS - 11-23-2009, 05:57 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by CanadianCatholic - 11-23-2009, 08:09 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by INPEFESS - 11-23-2009, 08:18 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-24-2009, 03:39 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by devotedknuckles - 11-24-2009, 10:30 AM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by amasimp - 11-24-2009, 12:06 PM
Re: The Harry Potter Debate - by Arun - 11-24-2009, 05:26 PM



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