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-Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer 's Stone
by J.K. Rowling
greenstripedgiraffe wrote:In this particular book, I would have liked some additional backstory about the Dalai Lama. I don't really understand his importance. Or the difference between Dalai Lama, Confucianism, Buddhism, etc.
You make a really good point! I also felt a little more explanation about Buddhism in general and the relationship with immortality would have been helpful given what a large role the religion played in the overall story.
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MarisaRose wrote:I think the historical part of this book kind of takes a back seat. The author uses major events as a backdrop for the story (example WWII when Steven finds the immortality pills), but I didn't think the historical aspect really impacted the story. The story could easily have taken place in a different time period, with Steven coming across these pills some other way. That being said, there weren't too many specific details which you could question the historical accuracy of.
I would tend to agree. Any historical period that was wrought with conflict and war would have worked.
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