Event Title

The Consumption of Power and Friendship: Son Goku, Harry Potter, and the Generation Influenced By Their Journeys

Session Title

History and Literature

Faculty Mentor

Leslie Bickford, Ph.D.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

Location

West 214

Start Date

12-4-2019 2:45 PM

Description

My paper is a study of the power of positive and negative consumption in the worlds of the Harry Potter and Dragon Ball series, and how the series relate to the current generation of college students who grew up reading or watching them. In this essay, I examine the effects of positive attention paid by securing basic sustenance needs for the main protagonists, the negative effects of how undernourishment can affect the development of a hero and his or her journey. I also explore the ways consuming food in the series can lead to friends and problem-solving capabilities, the ways consuming power can corrupt and bring about despair, and the long-lasting effects the main protagonists and antagonists gain from their actions and their consequences, as well as why they are important to the morale of college students today.


Previously Presented/Performed?

World of Food Interdisciplinary Conference, Winthrop University, February 2019; Fifth Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE), Winthrop University, April 2019

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Apr 12th, 2:45 PM

The Consumption of Power and Friendship: Son Goku, Harry Potter, and the Generation Influenced By Their Journeys

West 214

My paper is a study of the power of positive and negative consumption in the worlds of the Harry Potter and Dragon Ball series, and how the series relate to the current generation of college students who grew up reading or watching them. In this essay, I examine the effects of positive attention paid by securing basic sustenance needs for the main protagonists, the negative effects of how undernourishment can affect the development of a hero and his or her journey. I also explore the ways consuming food in the series can lead to friends and problem-solving capabilities, the ways consuming power can corrupt and bring about despair, and the long-lasting effects the main protagonists and antagonists gain from their actions and their consequences, as well as why they are important to the morale of college students today.