Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hermione Granger

What if the Harry Potter books had focused on Hermione as the main character?

http://globalcomment.com/2011/in-praise-of-hermione-granger-series/

I've read cogent criticism of Harry Potter before, and this what-if article reflects my favorite argument against the series: that Harry is treated as amazing, but never actually does much to deserve what he gets. He's a Chosen One and that's all. I hadn't really thought about who actuallly saves the day, though....





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