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    Any Severus Snape/Alan Rickman fans ??+Harry Potter and lit

    Any of you out there ? I just think AR 's an amazingly talented actor with the purrfect voice, and Severus is the sexiest beast ever( I just want to give him in HUG!!!)

    Oh , and one more thing . Is HP considered literature ( stop screaming already!!! =) I'm just confused on what sort of book is considered as literature and what's not...
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    You are either very brave or quite foolish.

    Now that I've said that an entire hoard of wiktteers will arrive and rip me to shreds.

    I'm a fan! Of both. Have you encountered witchfics.org? Bibliophiles united with a similar purpose of exploring SS's opportunities as well as those of other characters.

    As for HP being literature, I think literature is literary work that has stood the test of time and still appeals to all, while is considered sophisticated never the less. I don't consider Rowling's work to be literature quite yet, but maybe after it molds a bit.

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    As much as I enjoyed reading Harry Potter, I don't think it will ever be considered literature (this subject has come up before). It is simply a children's book, with a wonderful imaginative story and exciting events, but it doesn't nearly have enough to be considered a literary text or anything. JK Rowling's writing is flawed and juvenile, and if the series remains popular for a few decades, then I imagine it might join books like The Wind in the Willows, or Roald Dahl's stories as a classic childrens book.

    I love reading children's books once in a while. I picked up the first Lemony Snicket book to read during bus trips today, and so far it's been a lot of fun!
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    I'd have to agree with Munro, though there are some interesting points in the books, like did you know that Mandrakes are in the Bible? In Genesis 30, Jacobs wives Leah and Rachel are sqabling over them because Leah wants more children so that Jacob with love her more, and Rachel wants the Mandrakes because she is barren. I'm not sure exactly where that thing about their crying comes in at.
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    I enjoy the HP series extremely (real online fanatic too) ... However I do see the point that the series might just stay a children's classic.

    Though I would honestly not recommend these last 3 books to children (ages 3-14 or something) who might have just been introduced to the books. They are getting slightly dark and mature (certain gestures and dialogue written), and would suggest their parents letting them read them at a more mature age (especially HalfBlood Prince).

    I know, however, alot of older people who enjoy the books immensely like me. Maybe a classic adventure series? If a lit classic it can't be, maybe just an adventure one? Because these books are definitely going to be around for a long time (IMO)

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    i love both Snape and AR!!!

    SPOILER

    i was so angry when JRK made Snape kill DD. do you think he'll turn out good in the last book?
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    naah... he wouldn't be that interesting if he turned good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepyWitch
    i love both Snape and AR!!!
    i was so angry when JRK made Snape kill DD. do you think he'll turn out good in the last book?
    Ahem...ya wanna put spoilers up?? HUH??


    Personally, I disagree. As far as I'm concerned, Literature is constituted of all written works meant either for financial gain, self-satisfaction, self-expression, or entertainment (published or not). It just seems to hoity-toity to limit literature (and hence, to limit the subject matter of these Forums) to what someone says is and is not "classic" literature. If we demean the novel (in the sense of "new," not in the sense of a long book), then how will new literature ever come to be?
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    I don't like Snape much but his character is interesting, fun to read. My favourite character was Albus Dumbledore.

    It was difficult for me to watch GoF because I was unable to see Dumbledore's face. It made me cry to see him alive there. I will miss him in HP7 a lot.
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    I think that Snape is definitely one of the most interesting characters. Of course Alan Rickman makes him much more likable than he should be in the book (the greasy git). He was the only character who was not completely good or bad.
    SPOILER

    Before Dumbledore's murder he was enigmatic, sarcastic and overall probably the mox complex character. Now... Rowling simply made him evil- which is just boring. Of course, there are still some possibilities. Snape mad an unbreakable vow- why did he do it? he is certainly not stupid. Maybe Dumbledore ordered him to secure his place in DeathEater circle by any price. I agree that it's highly unlikely, but...

    SPOILER end


    I like Rickman in general. All these evel guys he is playing are brilliant- sheriff of Nottingham, guy from Die Hard, etc.

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    Has rickman ever played a hero? I remember growing up, and he seemed to be a personification of the 'badguy'.

    oh well...the thing about Harry Potter...maybe the question should be if it is GOOD literature...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanislaw
    Has rickman ever played a hero? I remember growing up, and he seemed to be a personification of the 'badguy'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanislaw
    Has rickman ever played a hero? I remember growing up, and he seemed to be a personification of the 'badguy'.
    I remember playing him playing a good guy also in "Sense and sensibility"

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    Also Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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    I love Alan Rickman! He's a talented actor, indeed.
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