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NENG 241 Written Communication: Compare/Contrast Essay

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Compare/Contrast Harry Potter/Deaf Community Essay

Your professor will compare/contrast the world of Harry Potter (movie) to the Deaf/hearing communities. Look at the explanation of a compare/contrast essay and this apple/orange comparison. Brainstorm ideas using this visual map. See this explanation of how to write a clear thesis statement for compare/contrast essays. 

Read these articles: Understanding Harry Potter: Parallels to the Deaf World , Harry Potter and Hearing Loss, Deaf in the Arts, and The Burrow: Deaf Education in the Potterverse. Check out p. 50 and p. 56 in the Sign Language in Action book for a discussion of Harry Potter as it pertains to the Deaf world. This pseudo-scientific article talks about genetic factors and makes for humorous reading.

Interesting blogs: 19 Ways the Deaf World is Hogwarts , Harry Potter, Muggles and Deafness, and Harry Potter, Wizard101, Pirate101 and the Deaf World.  If you want to learn the name signs of characters and signs for terms used in Harry Potter books/films, check out this blog.

Interested in learning more about international Deaf Magicians, finding an encyclopedia on Magic, discovering the writer of Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling), reading more Harry Potter books, finding books that explore themes or offer interpretations of Harry Potter's books? Find these books using our RIT Libraries Catalog. Use keywords to find these books.If you are looking for composition books with different types of essays, check out Linda Blanton composition books, particularly, Books 3 and 4. The books provide essay models.

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