Contemporary Themes in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter Fantasy Universe

Saif Ali Abbas Jumaah


Harry Potter is considered a fantasy literature series written by J.K. Rowling, comprising seven books, with the first released in 1997. It narrates the life of an orphan boy who loses his parents at one year old, victim of a dark wizard’s deeds. This research delves into the elements that have contributed to Harry Potter’s status as a contemporary cultural icon in the fantasy world. It conducts a literary examination of the Series as a notable contemporary fantasy work, particularly significant in the two decades before this paper. The study analyzes critical aspects like settings, characters, plot, themes, narrative structure, and language to understand the widespread acclaim of Rowling’s creation. The results indicate various factors behind the series’ contemporary success, such as the development of engaging events and the impact of technological progress in the contemporary era on enhancing the success of J.K. Rowling’s work.

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