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Harry potter/world war 2?

I loe history ,but not american history.Any who I 've found that is the harry potter seris it has to do alot with world war 2. Voldamort repercents Hitler and how he killed and torchered Jews,It's the same thing but with muggles(pure blood status)Harry's friends symbolize allthe other counteries that fought together against hitler.I wanted to know ifany one had noticed any other conections like this one.
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Re: Harry potter/world war 2?

ur right i never thought of it that way.
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Re: Harry potter/world war 2?

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This might be wierd but ive actually never read them. I just didnt want to be like everyone else I guess. Ive seen the movies and my sis told me everything so I guess I can see why people might think that. Though I dont think Ms. Rowling meant it like that.


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Re: Harry potter/world war 2?

I think that might have been one of JKR's points.  By creating a world where superiority is based upon whether or not one has been gifted with the ability to perform magic she shows how stupid and harmful bigotry is.

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I loe history ,but not american history.Any who I 've found that is the harry potter seris it has to do alot with world war 2. Voldamort repercents Hitler and how he killed and torchered Jews,It's the same thing but with muggles(pure blood status)Harry's friends symbolize allthe other counteries that fought together against hitler.I wanted to know ifany one had noticed any other conections like this one.


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Re: Harry potter/world war 2?

Hey all,
 
Just fyi, there's a whole entire other Harry Potter Book Club going on, which you can find here.
 
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Re: Harry potter/world war 2?

I am currently reading Cry, The Beloved Country and that novel is set in South Africa (non-WWII elements though).
 
They say that the Star Wars series has WWII-esque elements (good seeming guy that turns out to be really bad guy).
 
 
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Re: Harry potter/world war 2?

i dont think that is what she meant but i kinda makes sense....
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Re: Harry potter/world war 2?

no offense but i think that was supposed to be obviouse from the beginning.  its all about creating the perfect race, i mean jk wasn't being sneaky about incorpurating history it was kinda out there right from the beginning.