We do not need death of the author to save our childhoods
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Today is a very special day, as it is the birthday of one of our generation's most beloved fictional creators, Ms JK Rowling herself, and also the birthday of one of the most famous fictional characters of all time, Harry Potter. Recently however, Rowling has landed herself in some hot water on Twitter due to shoehorning in diversity that was not originally stated in the books (like Dumbledore being gay) and then not delivering on it in the new Fantastic Beasts film despite being one of the few authors with the clout to do so. This has led fans to suggest that we need "death of the author", the idea of separating a fictional work from its creator, in order to preserve our childhood memories of Harry Potter. Well I disagree with this idea (though I like many other people do not love the way JK Rowling utilizes her Twitter platform) because with something as huge as Harry Potter, and an author as well loved as JK Rowling, it's pretty much impossible to separate the two.
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