Harry Potter fans just know they love the record-breaking series of books. But everyone from academics to mythologists, classicists to historians, and literary critics to, well, geeks have a special “template” they perceive at the heart of the tale. From positing Albus Dumbledore as the infamous Richard III to taking us aloft the scaly back of St. George’s dragon, here are five of our top takes on what’s going on behind the scenes in the Harry Potter narratives.
Daniel Radcliffe (right) has been the face of Harry Potter – 'the boy who lived' – ever since 'Harry Potter' movie No. 1, 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,' was released in 2001. At left Radcliffe is shown in a scene from movie No. 6, 'Harry Potter the Half-Blood Prince.'
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