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What would Harry Potter do?

Lemire (skim Ch 2-7) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"The best advice I ever got: People want to read about people!"
Chapter 4

Good advice, to someone studying Journalism. Although I am not looking into the journalism field, I feel that it can apply with books, poems, short stories, etc. It seems obvious to write about people in novels, but behind that, it is a really good idea. Think about this: What if your favorite book was about an object or something...and not a person...would you still love it? I don't think it is possible. You wouldn't be able to relate to the character's emotions, or use his/her experiences to help you in your life. It sounds dumb, but I sometimes get to thinking, "What would Harry Potter do in this situation?", or "How would Rand Al'Thor feel about this?". Please don't make fun of me. :-D I am just trying to say that people in books are the things that we relate to the most.


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I see where you're coming from with this. I often relate what happens to me and people that I meet in real life to characters in movies and books and vice versa. The characters in a book have a big part in whether I liked it or not. I don't think I could read a book without characters.
P.S...catchy title. I love Harry Potter!

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