Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince

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J.K. Rowling, Joanne Kathleen Rowling an English writer born July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England (Rowling). Mrs. Rowling grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to a school called Wyedan comprehensive (Rowling). Joanne left her hometown of Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree her course including one year in Paris (Rowling). As a postgraduate she moved to London and worked as a researcher at Amnesty International among other jobs (Rowling). Joanne moved to northern Portugal, where she taught English as a foreign language (Rowling). In October 1992 Jo got married and gave birth to a daughter Jessica in 1993 (Rowling). Not to long after the birth of her daughter Jessica her marriage ended (Rowling). After her marriage ended Jo moved back to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where Harry potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was eventually completed (Rowling). Jo married for the second time to a man name Dr. Neil Murray in 2001 (Rowling). In 2003 a brother to Jessica was born named David, two years later in 2005 a third child was born name Mackenzie (Rowling). Joanne started writing the harry potter series during a delayed Manchester to London King’s Cross train journey, and through out the next five years she outlined her first book in the series and then began writing (Rowling). After her first five book where written J.K. Rowling started the sixth book in the Harry Potter series is called The Half Blood Prince. This book of the series was published in the UK, us and other English-speaking countries on the 16th of July 2005 and achieved record sales (Rowling). J.K Rowling’s sixth book in the series Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince expertly uses imagery, characterization, and motifs.
Imagery plays an enormous roll in the Sixth book of the Harry Potter series, The Half Blood Prince. The imagery in the book differs from the traditional life. It contains tails of magic and witchcraft with a magic school that goes by the name of Hogwarts. Hogwarts gives imagery of safety and learning for the characters of Harry Potter. It’s a place to harbor the characters minds away from the troubling world (Siminoff). However, in the Half Blood Prince Hogwarts is turned upside down and inside out with tragedy, worry, and danger (Siminoff). The characters in the book learn that they have to adjust to a word in which there is no safe place. The reason for this is the antagonist in this story named Voldemort. Voldemort gives the book great imagery of evil and fear. Voldemort gains momentum and force trying to kill Harry Potter and give a dark side to the book. Dumbledore the leader of Hogwarts and great wizard is the opposite of Voldemort. Dumbledore gives the book a since of good moral and great power, he becomes close to Harry, teaching him the past of Voldemort to help he defeat him later in the book.
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