International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 270

Article in Press

A Marxist and Sociological Reading of Harry Potter’s Film Franchise

Al Sijari Lulwa

  •  Received: 18 January 2022
  •  Accepted: 28 January 2022
As a child the world of the unknown is most intriguing, but when an adolescent boy discovers that he is a wizard it can be magically captivating to both, children and adults. However, do the films actually revolve around the unknown? Does the wizarding world of Harry Potter carry such an uncanny feature about it? Or does it sound fairly familiar and conveys a resemblance to our history and society? In this essay, I will examine the subtle representations of Marxism and the sociological issues tackled in the Harry Potter film franchise. I will discuss issues such as class representation, stratification and social inequality as well as the sociological impressions in the films.

Keywords: Film, theory, politics, harry potter.