På grund av litterära analytikeres ständiga påståenden insisterade JRR Tolkien att hans (LOTR-serien) böcker är inte kommentarer om klasskrigföring, rasism, världskrig etc. och att de är rent självständiga mytologier , oberoende av människors analyser och spekulationer, säger:
As for any inner meaning or "message", it has in the intention of the author none. It is neither allegorical nor topical.... I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.
I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of readers. I think that many confused "applicability with "allegory"; but the one resides in the freedom of the reader, and the other in the purposed domination of the author.
— J.R.R Tolkien
J.K Rowlings Potter-serie innehåller förvisso en stor massa idéer, teman, karaktärer och berättelser som definitivt passar kommentarerna om samhället eller samhällsfenomena (media, politisk korruption, klasskrigföring, slaveri, rasism etc.). Några går längre än att vara allegori och är nästan surrogater för aktuell kommentar (på samma sätt som Star Trek använde utlänningar som surrogat etniska minoriteter för att prata om rasfrågor, vilket skulle ha varit tabu annars, då).
Min fråga är om detta någonsin har diskuterats, nämnts eller på annat sätt bekräftats av J.K Rowling själv . Om ja, desto mer varierade och många källor, desto bättre (dvs inte bara en intervju).
Ja, Hon har bekräftat och diskuterat den allegoriska karaktären hos Potter-serien, samtidigt som hon har vissa reservationer om hur hon avser att stava ut ett meddelande / moral / kritik.
Q. Your books have a theme of racism with the wizards oppressing other races and halfbloods. Do you think this has changed how people think when they read them?
JK Rowling: do not think I am pessimistic but I think I am realistic about how much you can change deeply entrenched prejudice, so my feeling would be that if someone were a committed racist, possibly Harry Potter is not going to be to have effect. I would hope that it has made people think, I mean I do not write the books thinking what is my message for today, what is my moral, that is not how I set out to write a book at all. I am not trying to criticise or make speeches to you in any way, but at the same time, it would be great if the people thought about bullying behaviour or racism. The house elves is really for slavery, isn't it, the house elves are slaves, so that is an issue that I think we probably all feel strongly about enough in this room already.
Edinburgh "cub reporter" press conference, ITV
I en intervju som hittades i en spansk tidskrift hade JK Rowling detta att säga [översatt]:
About the relationship between September-11 and Harry Potter, Rowling denied any influence and recognizes who was the true inspiration for the Minister Cornelius Fudge: "My model of the world after Voldemort's return was, directly, the government of Neville Chamberlain in Great Britain during the Second World War, when he tried to minimize the menace of the Nazi regime for political convenience."
She also spoke about her two marriages: "I had decided not to marry again. In seven years I didn't meet anyone who I wanted to be with. And I remember that I thought: I have a daughter who I adore, I have success, and in the deep, I am happy. My sister introduced us and I thought he was a very solid person. He's an excellent doctor in his profession, and he works in a world that is far away from mine. What I most adore about him is that Neil knows more people that want to know if he can help them, without having to ask who he is married to."
She didn't avoid talking about her first husband, Jorge Arantes, who was married to her near two years: "None of the characters of my books is my ex. Whatever happened in and out of marriage, the truth is that my ex-husband has contributed in a fifty percent to one of the most beautiful things that has happened in my life, which is my eldest daughter. So, I'd never have mortified him in a fairy tale. He's her father."
På hennes officiella hemsida , följande fråga och svar:
Why are some people in the wizarding world (e.g., Harry) called 'half-blood' even though both their parents were magical?
The expressions 'pure-blood', 'half-blood' and 'Muggle-born' have been coined by people to whom these distinctions matter, and express their originators' prejudices. As far as somebody like Lucius Malfoy is concerned, for instance, a Muggle-born is as 'bad' as a Muggle. Therefore Harry would be considered only 'half' wizard, because of his mother's grandparents.
If you think this is far-fetched, look at some of the real charts the Nazis used to show what constituted 'Aryan' or 'Jewish' blood. I saw one in the Holocaust Museum in Washington when I had already devised the 'pure-blood', 'half-blood' and 'Muggle-born' definitions, and was chilled to see that the Nazis used precisely the same warped logic as the Death Eaters. A single Jewish grandparent 'polluted' the blood, according to their propaganda.