As J.K. Rowling continues to develop the fictional universe that has brought her fame, an already extensive gallery of female characters has been enriched with the portraits of some memorable and complex women. Her most recent heroines hold positions of power previously held only by men in the Harry Potter series or prove to be quite a match for their male counterparts. This paper proposes an analysis of the most important female characters in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (July 2016) and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (November 2016).
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