NEED THE BOOK FOR PAGE REFRENCES!!!
The Psychology of Childhood/Romantic Reflection
1. In many Romantic stories, there are two worlds. One is the real and hard-to-see one (that the hero/heroine discovers); the other is the false one in which most people (including parents/step-parents/teachers) live. These people in the false world usually do not see/believe in the real world. With at least one page reference and quote from both the novel and Egan’s text, what do you believe is the psychological significance of each world? What are the major differences between the Muggles and the people from Hogwarts? What do you think this difference means in the life of a 7-12-year-old child?
2. Harry Potter has enjoyed immense popularity with older aged children (7-12) and adults. To date, it has sold over 400 million copies worldwide. To do that well, something in the story must be speaking to people.
With at least three examples from the text, relate Erikson’s notion of Industry vs. Inferiority to Harry Potter and his story.
3. Explain the significance of “passing through the wall” to Hogwarts. What does Harry have (which Muggles don’t) that enables him to do this? In the end, why is V**demort unable to kill Harry? With reference to Egan, what might this mean to a middle child? What does the Mirror of Erised reveal about Harry’s “powers?” With reference to Egan, what might this mean or offer to a middle child?
* “PAGE REFRENCES” mean you should quote the representative text and cite the page from the book where it is located.
* Egan’s KEY POINTS ON THE ROMANTIC JOURNEY ARE ATTACHED