La magica orditura: dalla Prisca Sapientia ad Albus Silente = The magical warp: from the Prisca Sapientia to Albus Silente


The essay focuses on the research of the archetypal figures that have merged into the character of Albus Dumbledore, the famous magician presented in the first six volumes of the Harry Potter saga by J.K. Rowling. This figure mixes in itself the distinctive features of the scholars and philosophers, first of all Pythagoras, the most charismatic of the sages of the ancient era. In addition to the classic sources, the influence of the English and French literary works seems evident through some references to the character of King Arthur and the Round Table, or the Magician Merlin. J.K. Rowling has so skillfully combined in the construction of Albus Dumbledore many traces that come from the past.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i18285368aXXXIVn98p28

Keywords: Imaginary; Harry Potter saga; Albus Dumbledore; magic

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