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Harry Potter Vs. Edward Cullen Essay

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“There was a time when no one had heard of Harry Potter,” a title of an article published in the 2007 edition of the Chicago tribune. It attempted to describe the Harry Potter phenomenon. However, if written now it would be “There was a time when no one had heard of Harry Potter and Edward Cullen” the Twilight series has sparked a phenomenon equal to the Harry Potter series. The debate over which book is better is huge between the clashing fans, witches and wizards vs. vampires and werewolves, Harry vs. Edward, Magic vs. romance. But why are these books popular? What sparks peoples interest? Will they be around forever? Or just a passing fad.
In order to understand why the phenomena of these books a basic understanding of the plots is necessary. The Harry Potter series is a seven book series about a boy wizard by JK Rowling that started in 1998. At age, eleven he's introduced to the world of wizardry, something his aunt and uncle had kept secret from him. Even more surprising he finds out he is more famous than he could even imagine in this new world, for he is the “Boy Who Lived”. Harry survived an attack when he was only a baby, with a single lightning bolt scar on his forehead, his parents died protecting him. This attack was by the greatest dark wizard “He Who Must Not Be Named”, Lord Voldermort, who was a on a power streak across the country, but that night he lost all his powers and fled. Harry goes to school at Hogwarts under the supervision of Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster, and meets his two best friends, Hermione Granger, a muggle born [someone with non-magical parents] who’s brilliant and Ron Wesley, the seconded youngest redhead from a family of nine. Harry goes through his seven years at Hogwarts squashing Lord Voldermort attempt at gaining back his power. Harry grows up in these books meeting all sorts of characters, that have various impact on life and doing different things, i.e. Quidditch, the Triwizards cup. As for Twilight, a new series by Stephanie Myer is a four book, vampire love story. Bella Swan transfers schools to live with her dad in Forks, WA, a dreary, rainy place. This is also, where the Cullen’s live, a family of vampires, who only feed only on animals and are the “good” vampires. When Bella meets Edward Cullen, in her biology class, there is deep tension between the two of them and it doesn’t seem to be in a good way, Edward seems utterly repulsed by Bella. As the story continues, it’s discovered that he only seemed repulsed when in reality he cannot get enough of her. After Edward saves Bella’s life, it is her goal to understand why and how. Unknowingly the two fall madly in love with each other and will do anything to keep the other “alive”. The story of Bella and Edward is a modern day Romeo and Juliet story, except with vampires. Both books have an underlying theme of love...

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