Gothic in the Deathly Hallows: Guiding the reader's eye
Story - Narrative
Middle years and up
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J K Rowling
point of view
- Use language to direct the reader's eye to important elements in a scene.
- This lesson looks at how J.K. Rowling guides the reader's eye in the opening of the Godric's Hollow sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. We also look at how she uses language to create a particularly gothic balance of beauty and dread. We rewrite a single paragraph, looking at each clause in detail, and end with a checkpoint piece.