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Harry Potter

Postby 3rdpoliceman » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:35 pm

There are a few similarities:

Dumbledore- The White Knight, Old Father William
The Mirror of Erised- The Looking-Glass
Luna- Alice
The Veil in the Department of Mysteries- The Door Behind the Curtain
The Weasley Twins- The Tweedles
The Sorting Hat- The Caterpillar
Hermione- Alice
The Lion and the Unicorn- Gryffindor and Slytherin
McGonogall- The Red Queen
Hungarian Horntail- The Jabberwock
Filch- The Wasp in a Wig

Also, the books are about someone finding his way in a world populated by eccentric characters and inventors. There are also many riddles and puzzles and poetry, too.

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Postby aliceaficionado » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:21 pm

Interesting, quite interesting...

I don't agree with the resemblance between Dumbledore and Father William. It just doesn't fit, somehow. But I totally agree with all the rest.

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Postby 3rdpoliceman » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:48 pm

I didn't really think that Dumbledore was like Father William either. I just put that in because Dumbledore is the greatest wizard of all time, despite his age.

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Postby KelseyJoy » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:10 pm

I don't think Luna is like Alice at all....Hermione either!
But I do think that Harry is like Alice! They both enter a strange world they didn't think existed!

I think Luna is more like the Cheshire cat. :)

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Postby 3rdpoliceman » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:14 pm

I don't think Luna is like Alice at all....Hermione either!
But I do think that Harry is like Alice! They both enter a strange world they didn't think existed!

I think Luna is more like the Cheshire cat. :)
You're right! Luna is a bit like Cheshire-Puss. But the reason I said that Luna and Hermione are like Alice is because I can see aspects of her in both of them.
Hermione is forever trying to find logic in a world where logic is not necessary. She does well in class, but doesn't that prove she isn't as boring and levelheaded as she believes herself to be?
Luna, meanwhile, is pure Dreamchild.

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Postby KelseyJoy » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:48 pm

You're right! Luna is a bit like Cheshire-Puss. But the reason I said that Luna and Hermione are like Alice is because I can see aspects of her in both of them.
Hermione is forever trying to find logic in a world where logic is not necessary. She does well in class, but doesn't that prove she isn't as boring and levelheaded as she believes herself to be?
Luna, meanwhile, is pure Dreamchild.
Ohh....very good points! AIW:-)

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Postby 3rdpoliceman » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:19 pm

Thank you, but I liked your point about Harry.

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Postby Bella44 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:26 am

Huh, I never thought of comparing Alice to Harry Potter before - very intriguing.... It's been a while since I read the HP books, might have to get them out again!
Who would be the Mad Hatter? I'm thinking someone like Professor Trelawney, (hope I spelled the name right) the dippy divination teacher, in that they both spoke gibberish but every so often came out with something that hit the nail on the head!

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Postby aliceaficionado » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:06 pm

I just finished book 4 for the second time, but it wasn't the best reading experience because the entire Yule Ball and Second task were not there. Using We'reAllMadHere's phrase, I love them to bits... literally

Bella44, you did spell Professor Trelawney's name correctly.

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Postby 3rdpoliceman » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:46 pm

The Hatter could be Trelawney, but then again, she is a bit similar to the Caterpillar.
Slughorn,I'd just like to add, would make a really good Humpty Dumpty.
The invisibility cloak gives Harry powers similar to Chesire's.
The books see Harry go from child to adult, like the Alice books see her go from a mere child to a Queen.
I know that there's someone else who'd make a good Hatter, but he just won't come for me. And who would be the Rabbit?

In Gringotts there is a doorway that needs to be opened. Also, Sirius gives Harry a knife that can unlock anything.
As well as Erised, there are other magical mirrors in Harry's world.

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Postby Bella44 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:36 pm

Hagrid could be the rabbit, he's the one that comes to get Harry in the beginning :D

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Postby 3rdpoliceman » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:30 pm

Hagrid's not exactly the most timid of characters, but you're right. And he leads Harry down the rabbit hole (when he tapped the bricks) to Diagon Alley.
Bellatrix- the Duchess
Sirius- Cheshire
Mrs Norris- Cheshire also

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Postby 3rdpoliceman » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:40 pm

I just realised another similarity, but it is a MAJOR SPOILER FOR ANYONE WHO HASN'T READ DEATHLY HALLOWS! So, I cannot reveal it.

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Postby aliceaficionado » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:27 pm

PM it to me. I've read all the books. :-)

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Postby ilovecheshirecat » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:42 pm

PM it to me. I've read all the books. :-)
Me too now i'm dying of curiousity!!


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