The Animal Paradox as represented in the Harry Potter series
Erica Fudge defines the Animal Paradox as the idea that in practically every instance of interaction between humans and animals, there is some form of a paradox. We view animals as both like, and not like us. We both love, and hate them. This essay explores how the Animal Paradox is represented within Harry Potter, with a particular focus on lycanthropy and animagi.
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