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dc.contributor.authorLim, Adela Li Ying
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-29T03:06:29Z
dc.date.available2014-04-29T03:06:29Z
dc.date.copyright2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/59286
dc.description.abstractBy looking at the entire Harry Potter series as a whole, this essay will show that in the Harry Potter series, the young protagonist, Harry Potter, embarks on an archetypal journey that is used to emphasize the importance of choices in identity formation to the mostly pre-adolescent and adolescent readers. At each stage of the archetypal journey laid down by Joseph Campbell, Harry makes choices based on the three modes of agency described by psychologist Albert Bandura. With his choices, Harry moves through the different identity statuses developed by psychologist James Marcia and eventually develops his own identity in the last book of the series as he triumphantly finishes his quest and reaches adulthood.en_US
dc.format.extent31 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Humanities::Literatureen_US
dc.title“It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are” : the archetypal journey, agency and choice in identity development in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter seriesen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorTerence Richard Dawsonen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
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