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The Wisdom Of Harry Potter: What Our Favorite Hero Teaches Us About Moral Choices

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Wisdom Of Harry Potter What Our

Prometheus Books


Author: Edmund M. Kern

Are you looking to acquire a book? Looking into purchasing a copy of The Wisdom Of Harry Potter: What Our Favorite Hero Teaches Us About Moral Choices by Edmund M. Kern! Written by Edmund M. Kern and the publisher is Prometheus Books. It became available on the 1st of September, 2003. The kids book is 296 pages long.

Since the 1997 release of J. K. Rowling's first novel - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - no series of children's books has been more incredibly popular or widely influential. In essence, Harry shows them how to operate through their problems, instead of seek ways around them. Children genuinely desire to adhere to Harry, as he confronts a host of challenges in an uncertain world, because of his desire to full the best factor. Children comprehend that growing up entails some perplexity and pain, that they cannot entirely keep away from problems, and that they can stay constant in circumstances beyond their manage. In this original interpretation from the Harry Potter sensation, Edmund M. Kern argues that the attraction of these stories to young children comes not just from the fantastical elements embedded in the plots, but also from their underlying moral messages. The author outlines the central morals of each book, explains the Stoic principles identified inside the stories, considers the typical critiques of the books, discusses Rowling's skillful blend of history, legend, and myth, and gives critical questions for guiding children through Harry's adventures. He argues that Rowling's great accomplishment in these books is often to have combined imaginative fun and moral seriousness. Note: This book is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by J. K. Rowling, Warner Bros. , or any other individual or entity related with the Harry Potter books or movies. Entertainment Inc. Kern also shows adults how much they can get by discussing with children the moral conundrums faced by Harry and other characters. Harry's coherent yet flexible approach to dealing with evil reflects an updated sort of Stoicism, says Kern. Harry Potter is a registered trademark of Warner Bros. How do we clarify the enormous appeal of these stories to kids? Kern's complete evaluation of the Harry Potter stories with regards to ethical questions reveals the significance of uncertainty and ambiguity in Rowling's imaginative world and highlights her call to meet them with typically Stoic virtues: constancy, endurance, perseverance, self-discipline, reason, solidarity, empathy, and sacrifice. Should parents welcome this new interest in reading amongst their kids or worry, together with all of the critics, that the books encourage either moral complacency or perhaps a perverse interest in witchcraft and the occult? Despite the fantastical settings and events of Harry's adventures, children are quick to realize that they are just a weird reflection of the confusing and disturbing circumstances found inside the genuine globe. This fresh, instructive, and upbeat guide to Harry Potter will give parents quite a few useful and educational suggestions for discussing the moral implications of this continuously popular series of books with their kids.



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