Editorials

What About George?

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The loss of Fred Weasley was one of the series' most heartbreaking moments. It called for the absence of a dynamic character as well as the breakup of a powerful duo. So what exactly happened to George Weasley in this equation? Read More »

Outcasts and “Harry Potter”

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I think much of Harry Potter’s success can be attributed to the fact that all of us have felt like Harry at some point – we may have never been locked in a cupboard or neglected and malnourished, but we do know how it feels to be an outsider to the world, to feel misunderstood and silenced, and to hope that a half giant with a pink umbrella will come rescue you from your horrible family. Read More »

The Art of Legilimency

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When you read a book or watch a movie where people can ‘read minds', you don’t dwell much on it. It’s fiction, why would you question it? But if you are like me, you’ll start thinking, wondering, considering what a person would have to do in order to be able to ‘read minds’ or perform Legilimency. Read More »

Formulating Love in Harry Potter

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Psychologist Robert Sternberg is famous for formulating a “theory of love” known as the Triangular Theory of Love. It states that “the three components of love are an intimacy component, a passion component, and a decision/commitment component.” Essentially, in this formula there are three factors in a successful romantic relationship, each equally important: Intimacy: “Which encompasses feelings of attachment, closeness, connectedness, and bondedness.” Passion: “Which encompasses drives connected to both limerence and sexual attraction.” Commitment: “Which ... Read More »