Sunday, 29 July 2007

Page 759



Would these books have been so popular if a girl had been the main character?

12 comments:

ChrisB said...

I'd like to think the answer would be 'yes' !! but at least the girl was really clever helping out the boys. I haven't read the last book yet!

the fourth person said...

Rhetorical question ?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A rhetorical question is a figure of speech in the form of a question posed for rhetorical effect rather than for the purpose of getting an answer. ("How many times do I have to tell you to stop walking into the house with mud on your shoes?").
A rhetorical question seeks to encourage reflection within the listener as to what the answer to the question (at least, the answer implied by the questioner) must be. When a speaker declaims, "How much longer must our people endure this injustice?" or "Will our company grow or shrink?", no formal answer is expected. Rather, it is a device used by the speaker to assert or deny something.

The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

Chrisb - Gotta love that Hermione!

FP - Hmm - I think you must have an opinion there. I guess I'm hopelessly naive. Wizard f Oz is pretty popular even though Dorothy is not magically blessed.

the fourth person said...

Well,then maybe the world IS ready for a girl named Harry Potter!

Beccy said...

Does that mean you're on page 759 because my book only had about 608 pages?

I love Hermione and Harry couldn't have done any of it without her. I guess you know they put JK Rowling as the author because they wanted people to assume she was male or to not be put off buying the book by a female author.

min said...

What books are you talking about?

The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

FP - May be - I wonder!

Beccy - The US book has 759. I wonder why yours is longer!! I doubt it could be all those extra u s (humour and colour)

Min - Hodges Encyclopedia of Cabinetry.

captain corky said...

I don't know if Harriett Potter would have been as popular or not. I wonder...

Stephanie said...

Okay, I'm thinkin' they would. Just 'cause they're so well-written.

But then again, Mindy says I'm a hopeless optimist.

(Yes, you do so, Mindy!)

The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

Beccy - Guess I got that backwards - guess that means we need bigger print or more pictures.

FP - I just fon't know.

Corky - Me too!

Stephanie - You are an optimist - but that doen's make it not so!!

Beckie said...

I would like to think so, but it is a very good question.

neroli said...

Not a Potter fan myself---yet I would tend to put a lot of stock in your Oz analogy.
(no bias there ;-)