J.K. Rowling is a very prominent and noteworthy woman. She has influenced people’s lives all around the world, by writing the Harry Potter series of seven books. Rowling has given millions of dollars to charities and she has helped people all over the world enjoy reading. With her major philanthropic efforts of giving to charity or her brilliantly crafted novels, J.K. Rowling is the Dumbledore of the muggle world.
Not only has J.K. Rowling influenced many women around the world, but she also has impacted many peoples’ lives. J.K. Rowling was a single mother trying to support her only daughter. She proved to single women that she doesn’t need a man to survive. J.K. Rowling shows females that they are just as capable as men. An editor of Good Housekeeping said “Everyone felt J.K. Rowling was the one with the most influence across the widest audience. As a single parent who managed to cope and pull herself out of poverty and create a massive entertainment empire on the way, she is very inspiring” (Nicholson). Rowling shows women that they don’t have to have super-model looks, or a wonderful voice to be noticed by society; they don’t need that to be an inspiration to people of all ages. Those important words to keep in mind underscore one of J.K. Rowling’s characters sayings, “Wit beyond measure is a man’s greatest treasure” (Rowling). Rowling believes that people need to use their brains and a hop in their step to make it in this world. Rowling is such an inspiration for people everywhere, not only women- “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve” (Rowling). In 2010, J.K. Rowling was voted Britain’s most influential woman. She topped the list of over 100 women who have the most influence in the lives of the Briti…
…magination were put into the movies, and readers got to watch the real magic unfold right before their eyes. J.K. Rowling created her characters well thought out and easy to relate to. Do you relate to Neville, forgetful and shy, yet courageous? Or do you relate to Hermione, intelligent, tough and hardworking? Or even Severus Snape, menacing, yet cunning, brave and loyal? Anyone who reads Harry Potter can usually find a character in whom to relate. Most fans will agree with what Rowling once proclaimed, “Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home” (Rowling).
J.K. Rowling is a tremendously influential figure. She exhibits traits that many of us strive to achieve in our lives. Her books and charity work have effectively produced a love potion on this generation. You’d think she was given liquid luck!