Research Essay

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“‘The truth.’ Dumbledore sighed. ‘It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.’ (J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 298).”
Those few words of wisdom come from the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The Harry Potter books are works of art, written by J.K Rowling; a woman with an impressive life that greatly influenced her writings, especially those of the Potter series.
J.K Rowling’s real name is Joanne Rowling. When she was going to release the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Jo’s publisher decided that a female author would not appeal as much to young male readers and suggested she change her name. She instead used the extra initial of K, for her favorite grandparent Kathleen, who passed away shortly before the book was finished. (Biography). Rowling’s parents had met at King’s Cross, which later influenced her decision to use this place in her books. When her mother was twenty years old she had Jo in Chipping Sodbury, England; the date was July 31, 1965, the same day the fictional character Harry Potter was born. One year and eleven months later Jo’s sister, Di, was born.
When Jo was four years old, her and her family moved to Winterbourne. This is where she fell in love with the name Potter. A young boy in her neighborhood had Potter as a last name, and since Jo was always teased about her name, ‘Rowling stone’, she often fantasied that she had the last name Potter. Here in Winterbourne is also where she met Sean Harris “getaway driver and foul-weather friend (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, dedication).”, to whom the book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is dedicated to. He owned a Ford Angila, which also plays the role of getting the boys, Harry and Ron, into a sticky situation, and then later getting them out of an even stickier one.
Jo attended Exeter University and studied French. She then continued on to work in London, for Amnesty International. Amnesty International advocates for human rights. This passion for human rights transferred over into Hermione in the books. Hermione is very kind and compassionate to the house elves who have less than ideal working conditions. Even creating and promoting a movement called SPEW to try to change the way the masses treat house elves.
In 1990, Jo and her then boyfriend decided to move to Manchester, England. After spending the day searching for houses in Manchester, she took the train back to London. As fate would have it, the train was delayed for four hours. During these four hours is when the idea for a “scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy, who didn’t know he was a wizard (” popped into head. Not thinking that she was going to write on the train, she didn’t bring a pen. Being a shy timid woman, she couldn’t ask anyone on the train for one. Jo says this is a good thing, because not having a pen allowed her to think more in-depth about the story. She used the one...

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