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Attacked in English (not really) over Harry Potter

In English class, we’re doing a comparison of fake news. We get to choose a topic, and one of them is the comparison between Rita Skeeter in Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix and Caesar Flickerman in Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay. 

Now, there are many problems with this. My first issue (this is really just personal): LITERALLY NOBODY IN MY ENGLISH CLASS HAS READ HARRY POTTER AND MOST HAVEN’T EVEN SEEN THE MOVIES, YET THEY GO ON TO SAY HOW IT’S A TERRIBLE SERIES!!! In my personal (again, sorry) opinion, if you haven’t read the books or watched the movies then you shouldn’t be allowed to share a negative (or positive) opinion on them, yet they seem to think they can!

The second problem with this is – and I hate to say it – how the heck would one think The Hunger Games and Harry Potter and suitable comparisons? I mean, I get it’s for fake news, but no character in The Hunger Games can compare to the true artistry that is Harry Potter. I mean seriously, although Rita was a nasty piece of work, she’s still a lot better than whatever his face is from The Hunger Games.

Anyway, that’s my rant. I hope someone else shares this possibly unpopular opinion.

1 comment


It's true no one should have an opinion on something they don't no about. Though I love HP, I have to disagree with you. Caeser Flickerman is basically a pawn of the capital and Rita Skeeter twisted all of Harry's words for personal gains. Both of them are nasty pieces of work and they are different types of people. The Hunger Games is very complex and deep and HP is just... well amazing! Both of them are truly magnificent series's.

24th Mar, 18