Economic Times – “Why did Harry Potter become the focal point? It is likely the answer is partly quality, and partly the luck of good timing.” (via)
August 6, 2007
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I’m sure this idea is not wrong, but surely it is not the only explanation: It’s likely that the degree of success of Harry Potter would not have been possible without the internet, but I imagine that the luck of Rowling’s timing has just as much to do with non-technological cultural trends as well — namely, that which explains the movie versions of the C.S. Lewis and Tolkein classics, the commercial success of the latter, etc.
But why didn’t Harry end up teaching at Hogwart’s? Wouldn’t it have been natural for him to become “The Defense Against the Dark Arts Teacher Who Lived”?
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