Times Online: “Our Allusive Hero, Harry Potter …”

Nov 29, 2002

Posted by: John Admin


Columnist Philip Howard’s opinion article details the parallels and connections between literary heroes past and present. Quotage:

The owl as a wise bird of passage and message, the whomping willow tree that attacks humans, the cloak of invisibility: they are all thick with allusions as old as literature. Harry Potter has precedent for drawing a magic sword from the stone. He is an allusive hero for our time …

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