Harry Potter’s School Themes Reflect Society: Chris Hitchens

13 08 2007

“I would give a lot to understand this phenomenon better. Part of it must have to do with the extreme banality and conformity of school life as it is experienced today, with everything oriented toward safety on the one hand and correctness on the other. . .”

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