Saturday, 8 August 2009

JK Rowling, Red Vs Green

I've been watching some old Harry Potter movies, the first time I've seen them since they were released. Its interesting to see them in the light of JK Rowlings support of the Labour Party, as in them the 'goodies' are in Red in battle with Green 'baddies'.

In the The Philosophers Stone, Harry plays Quiddich in wearing a Red robe, and defeats Slytherin in Green. Not much is seen of Hufflepuff in yellow and Ravenclaw in Blue.

In The`Goblet Of Fire, during the Quiddich World Cup Harry wears Red supporting Bulgaria against the Green of Ireland. In the tri wizard championship, he weard Red, Cedric is in Yellow, Fleus in Blue, Viktor Krum in Brown.

Now I'm not suggesting that JK sees the Green Party as the only opposition to the Labour Party, while ignoring the Tories and LibDems. And the real baddie (he who must not be named) is in Black. I just find the choice of colours interesting in the light of her £1 million donation.

5 comments:

Sue said...

You don't think you could be reading a little bit too much into it all, Adrian?!

Adrian Windisch said...

Possibly.

I did say this just seemed interesting; not that it reveals a fundamental truth.

Some people go much further than me;
http://www.mugglenet.com/editorials/editorials/edit-lindsey.shtml
or
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/fictionreviews/3668658/J-K-Rowling-Christianity-inspired-Harry-Potter.html
and
http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/OnlineDiscipleship/HarryPotterControversy/elliott_RichardAbanes.aspx

howard thomas said...

The way I understood the reason for her donation was quite simply a gut dislike of the Tory party,no more,no less

howard thomas said...

The way I understood the reason for her donation was quite simply a gut dislike of the Tory party,no more,no less

Adrian Windisch said...

'Rowling is known to be a personal friend of Brown and his wife Sarah. Rowling said she gave the money in recognition of Labour's record on tackling child poverty.'

'She indicated that her gift was motivated by Labour's record on child poverty and the Tory offer of tax breaks to married couples.'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/sep/20/labourconference.jkrowling