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INTRODUCTIONThe topic of this paper are[is] is is actually correct xD fantasy creatures in the Harry Potter saga. But, before we [royal we? or are you in a group?] this is supposed to be an academic paper, so no first person sentences or anything start enumerating and explaining the creatures, we have to say something about the book genre and that[which] restrictive sentence is fantasy. Fantasy is a genre[repetitive use part or section] it had to be done xD of fiction that uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting[do you need to put in sources because this looks like a place for a source]. nope Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic is common. In its broadest sense, fantasy comprises [of] the usage of of after comprises should be avoided ( works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians, from ancient myths and legends to many recent works embraced by a wide audience today. [for flow, you should move the line before this as it interrupts your definition of fantasy] Fantasy is traditionally considered a story that contains elements that are not possible in the "real" world. There are six basic elements of fantasy: magic; other worlds; good versus evil; heroism; special character types[not sure what this is do you define these at some point?] my prof. told me to just write down the elements of fantasy, without their explanations; [and]fantastic objects okies (. Most fantasy contains magic but there are many elements in addition to this that separate High fantasy (a subgenre of fantasy that is set in invented or parallel worlds)[include this in the work with a , which is....,] too much info, I wanted to put it in footer, but Microsoft Word 2010 is ugh xD from plain imaginative works.[you use the word magic a lot you may want to swap some out] Fantasy literature, as a distinct type, emerged in Victorian times, with the works of authors such as William Morris and George MacDonald. J. R. R. Tolkien, played a large role in the popularization and accessibility of the fantasy genre with his highly successful publications The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkiens close friend C. S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, also helped to publicize the fantasy genre. Preeminent authors who undertook popular fantasy works after Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings phenomenon of the 1950s and 1960s are Lloyd Alexander: The Chronicles of Prydain; Terry Pratchett: the Discworld series; Robert Jordan: The Wheel of Time series; Philip Pullman: the His Dark Materials trilogy; Rick Riordan: the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and The Heroes of Olympus series; J. K. Rowling: the Harry Potter series, and many other authors.

We are focusing on Harry Potter, a series of seven fantasy novels written by J. K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone is the first novel in the series, and it was published in 1997 in the United Kingdom. In 1998 it was published in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. The second novel is called Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and it was published in the United Kingdom in 1998, and in the United States in 1999. J. K. Rowling said that she found it difficult to finish it[remove it or switch it to this book or the second book] Ill rephrase the whole sentence ( . Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third novel in the series. It was published in 1999 in the United Kingdom, and three months later in the United States. The novel won the 1999 Whitbread Book Award, the Bram Stoker Award and the 2000 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. The fourth novel in the Harry Potter series is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, published in 2000, and this is the first time a book in the series was published in both countries at the same time (the United Kingdom and the United States)[redundant] thats why its in brackets XD . Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was published in 2003 and it is the fifth novel in the series. Five million copies were sold in the first 24 hours after release. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the penultimate novel, was published in 2005. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final of the Harry Potter novels. Fifteen million copies were sold in the first 24 hours. J. K. Rowling has mentioned a number of favourite authors as probable influences in her creation of Harry Potter, but she has never openly credited any single author with inspiration. For her characters and certain elements in the novels, Rowling used biblical quotations, The Pardoners Tale of Geoffrey Chaucers The Canterbury Tales, Shakespeares Macbeth, Jane Austens Emma, C. S. Lewiss The Chronicles of Narnia and even the Marvell[only one l] I know, Microsoft Word is the one to blame Comics superhero team the X-Men.[okay the listing of the publication dates just SCREAMS filler to me. Maybe its because I did grad work and my paper wouldve been eaten for it, but I want yours to be better than anyone else because you ROCK! Other random Rowling history about HP is that she wrote the first one in a coffee shop on napkins, she did it to get out of the poor house too, thus making the HP books nothing more than a get rich quick idea, that was surprisingly successful! FYI] Its not a filler. My professor asked me to include everything you see above xDFANTASY CREATURES IN HARRY POTTER SAGA

J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series tells a story of an orphan boy named Harry Potter, who discovers that he is a wizard. He gets an invitation letter to a school where the future wizards and witches learn about magic and how to use it. Harry becomes a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. On his way to Hogwarts, Harry meets Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, his future best friends. Harry discovers that his parents were killed by a powerful wizard who goes by the name of Lord Voldemort. Harry learns that he is a hero in the wizarding world and known as The Boy Who Lived. He survived the most powerful curse, a death curse, and he is the first and only survivor in the history of magic.[ he only survived because his mom sacrificed herself for him and her love beat the curse] will say that in the oral part of the exam, for now, its too much xDDuring his school years, Harry faces Lord Voldemort on several occasions. Being that he is the main character, he defeats Lord Voldemort. Their last battle was the Final Battle of Hogwarts. Many great wizards and witches lost their lives fighting against Lord Voldemort, his army of Death Eaters (witches and wizards supporting Lord Voldemort) [and his army of witches and wizards known as Death Eaters] too many any and different creatures.

When it comes to creatures in Harry Potter, they belong to the world of fantasy. As we already know, the elements of fantasy in the Harry Potter series are very dominant. We have the element of magic many wizards and witches; the good versus evil Harry Potter versus Lord Voldemort; the other world the world of magic; heroism Harry Potter; fantastic objects the sword of Godric Gryffindor, the Sorting Hat. But the creatures play an important part in the fantasy world of Harry Potter and the novels could not exist without them. Since we have a number of fantasy creatures, it is best to group them. We are going to use a method used in the Harry Potter novels. The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures classifies magical creatures on a scale from one (X) to five (XXXXX) as follows (according to page xxii of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them): X: Boring, XX: Harmless / may be domesticated, XXX: Competent wizards should cope, XXXX: Dangerous / requires specialist knowledge / skilled wizard may handle XXXXX: Known wizard killer / impossible to train or domesticate (or as Harry puts it, "Anything Hagrid likes"). All creatures fall into these categories.

The creature we are going to talk about in this paragraph is the phoenix the is unnecessary, because phoenix is mentioned in general, so the is a no-no xD ( classification: XXXX). A phoenix is a large swan-sized scarlet bird with red and gold plumage, along with a golden beak and talons, black eyes, and a tail as long as a peacock's. Its scarlet feathers glow faintly in darkness, while its golden tail feathers are hot to the touch. Albus Dumbledore had many connections to the phoenix: his companion Fawkes, his Patronus [define] I dont want to xD was a phoenix and his anti-Voldemort organization was named The Order of the Phoenix. Fawkes helped Harry Potter defeat Salazar Slytherins basilisk in the second book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The phoenix is also known as a mystical or mythical creature in other parts of world. In Japan, people call them suzaku [meaing?] its a paragraph about phoenixes, what do you think it means xD. In Asian myths, a phoenix is similar to a peacock, with a similar long, and beautiful tail. Besides representing its element of fire, a phoenix can also represent death, and the element of wind. According to legends, they are always male.One of the creatures marked with XXXXX is [the] basilisk talking in general , also known as the King of Serpents. A basilisk is a brilliant green serpent that may reach up to fifty feet in length. It has extremely venomous fangs, but its most dangerous means of attack is the gaze of its large [hypnotic] I like it ( yellow eyes. The Basilisk is uncontrollable, except by Parselmouths[define] will do, on oral exam. We came across a basilisk in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. That basilisk belonged to Salazar Slytherin, one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In mythology, a Basilisk[why capital?] Ive been wondering the same xD is depicted in four ways: a huge lizard, a giant snake, a three-foot high rooster with a snake's tail and teeth (also known as a cockatrice), and a shape-shifting dragon. The basilisk has three weaknesses: a weasel, the crowing of a rooster, or the sight of its own reflection. Muggles (non-magical folk)[, or non-magical folks,] again, in the footnote, but stupid MW wont cooperate with me of course do not believe the Basilisk to be real. Another creature named the Common basilisk (Basiliscus basiliscus) is a small lizard that has no magical powers or properties, although it can run on water for short distances[reference to real life or the fantasy one? blend it if its real-life]. Real life woman ( its obvious (read it in Snapes voice XD)Hippogriffs are marked with XXX. A Hippogriff is a magical creature that has the front legs, wings, and head of a giant eagle and the body, hind legs and tail of a horse. It is very similar to another mythical creature, the Griffin, with the horse rear replacing[replaced by] I just copied the definition the lion rear. Hippogriffs have cruel, steel-coloured beaks and large, brilliantly orange eyes. The talons on their front legs are half a foot long and appear deadly. The most famous hippogriff in Harry Potter books is Buckbeak. Buckbeak saved Sirius Black, Harrys godfather, in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The hippogriff,[remove ,] in legends is said to be far faster, stronger and more intelligent than its father, the griffin, apparently traveling at the "speed of lightning". The hippogriff seemed[seems] easier to tame than a griffin[why?]. In the few medieval legends when this fantastic creature makes an appearance, it is usually the pet of either a knight or a sorcerer. It makes an excellent steed, being able to fly as fast as lightning. The hippogriff is said to be an omnivore, eating either plants or meat.We come to dragons, probably the most famous of all creatures. They are marked with XXXXX. There are ten purebred breeds of dragons according to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Giant winged, fire-breathing reptile is a general description of a dragon. They can be found all over the world. Dragons are first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone where Rubeus Hagrid hatches one. He calls his dragon Norbert, but later on he discovers that Norbert is actually Norberta. Hagrid had to send Norberta away after she bit Ron Weasley. Dragons play a big part in the fourth book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Harry participated[participates] I hate tenses xD in the Triwizard Tournament [, no -] yes states additional info a magical contest held between the three largest wizarding schools in Europe. He had to face a dragon in order to get a golden egg.

The next creature also has wings, but is marked with XXXX. It is a type of a winged horse with a skeletal body, reptilian features, and wide, leathery wings that resemble a bat's. This creature is called thestral. It is very rare and considered dangerous by the Ministry of Magic. The thestrals are known as omens of misfortune and aggression by many wizards because they are visible only to those who have witnessed death (and fully accepted the concept)[include or remove] I removed the brackets ( or due to their somewhat grim, gaunt and ghostly appearance. They can be domesticated and mounted, and they are used to pull the school carriages in Hogwarts. Harry Potter first saw the thestrals on his fifth year, after having witnessed the murder of Cedric Diggory[isnt it because he witnesses his moms death?]. No! He was too young to remember and/or understand what happened. Edward Cullens, er, Cedrics death is the key moment Harry also used them to fly to the Ministry of Magic in the fifth book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.CONCLUSION

All fantasy creatures in the series have a purpose. Some of them are a barrier that Harry and his friends must overcome, some are there to help and give hope and some just add to the beauty and the strangeness of the wizarding world of Harry Potter yes sir (. It is clear that the creatures play an important part in the novels, and that the novels could not exist without them, but they are not real,[. A] although okies Newt Scamander, the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, claims that they exist. The truth is that Newt Scamander also belongs with the above mentioned creatures, because his creator is the author of the Harry Potter stupid italics xD series J. K. Rowling. [ first you need to watch your tenses. you switch a lot between present and past one tense per sentence xD ... you have a lot of filler on the publication dates. Already explained You could almost remove that entire paragraph or seriously shorten it and throw in another creature- maybe your favorite. your conclusion need to tie in all the elements that you mention in the paper I know, but I suck when it comes to conclusions xD ... like the elements of fantasy perhaps? you want it to be the big red bow on your paper since it should be a gift to read ;0) You could throw in Dobby! that would give you a chance to talk abou...