Harry Potter and the Battle against Racism in EFL classrooms : A study of how racism is portrayed in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - novel and movie, with a CRT perspective in pedagogical settings.

University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

Abstract: This essay’s aim is to investigate how Rowling uses her novel Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to criticize racism in her magical world and ours. A secondary aim concerns how Rowling’s critical stance creates ways to resist racism for readers in the EFL classroom. Therefore, a comparison from a Critical Race Theory (CRT) perspective is made with focus on certain sequence comparisons between the novel and the film. Teachers need to highlight problems like racism in classrooms and fantasy novels and movies are exceptional tools to raise awareness and teach critical thinking to students. 

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