A Theoretical Critique of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series
N. Jothi1, V. Chanthiramathi2
1N. Jothi, Ph.D. Scholar, PG & Research, Department of English, India.
2Dr. V. Chanthiramathi, Research Guide, Associate Professor, PG & Research, Department of English, V.O. Chidambaram College, Thoothukudi, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 01 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 October 2019 | PP: 526-532 | Volume-8 Issue-3S October 2019 | Retrieval Number: C11091083S19/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C1109.1083S19
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Abstract: Every once in a while, someone comes along and takes the world by storm. This holds true of a skinny spectacled boy with green eyes and a lightning scar on his forehead who first appeared on June 26, 1997. This boy, Harry Potter, captivated a generation of readers and turned them into believers. The success of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series is not out of luck. It is not because of marketing or popularity. It has immense literary credit as well. This paper is an attempt to analyse J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series as a literary text. In this paper, the researcher proposes the elucidation of literary theoretical concepts like Sign, Langue and Parole, Plot Structure, Binary Opposition, Deconstruction, Narratology, Todorov’s three-part narrative structure, Simulacrum, Marxist concepts, Freud’s concept of Personality, Psyche and Feminism in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series. This paper is thus proposed as a theoretical critique of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series.
Keywords: J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter Series, Theoretical critique, Literary Theories, Structuralism, Marxism, Sign, Langue and Parole, Plot Structure, Binary Opposition, Deconstruction, Narratology, Todorov’s Narrative Structure, Simulacrum, Psyche, Feminism.
Scope of the Article: Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics