idealism/sexism in HPIV

Anita Graham amgraham at cygnus.uwa.edu.au
Sun Oct 8 09:50:56 EDT 2000


At 03:19  06-10-00 -0400, Wholergo at aol.com wrote:

>In re sexism AND idealism, does it seem to anyone that Herminone is ridiculed
>for her idealism?  Her opposition to what are basically colonila relations is
>made to seem silly.  Not a good message for kids or anyone.
>
>Robin Gillespie

You are right. As an adult reader, though, I assumed - and still do - that 
she will be proved right in the end, and that her fight for the house-elves 
will eventually be a positive thing.

Anita


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