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outraged2 Donating Member (306 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-04 02:51 AM
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7. many parallels
I see much the same as is posted above about the political parallels

My son and I started rereading book 5 again tonight and I am amazed, even having read it many times already, how much insight is revealed in just the first few pages.... not just politics, but society in general.

I know it is over-generalized, but Rowling nails the whole suburban mindset. The attitudes of the Dursleys and their neighbors on Privet dr..... same cars, same houses, same self-righteousness, snobbery and hypocrisy.

Aunt Petunia griping about the famous wife divorcing the famous husband being reported on the news, meanwhile lapping up all the tabloid reports of same.

Uncle Vernon griping about the striking baggage handlers being reported about... "Give 'em a lifelong siesta, I would..."

Uncle Vernon griping about Harry wanting to watch the news.... "As if a normal boy cares what's on the news - Dudley hasn't got a clue what's going on, doubt he knows who the Prime Minister is...." That line sticks out at me because that sems to be what our leaders want us to think.... 'leave it all to the grown-ups, we know what we are doing here. Nothing to see .... move along.' Normal people don't care about this kind of stuff.

Oh, there is just so much in all the books I could really go on and on.... and on. I have been pretty obsessed with them recently. We have read them over and over and over again, and each time I see even more.

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