Bachelor of Arts in English
Deborah J. Robinson, Ph.D.
Homer’s Ancient Greek goddess Athena wields her considerable intellectual prowess, courage and loyalty to protect and guide her friend Odysseus throughout Homer’s epics, just as the modern witch Hermione weaponizes similar qualities to protect and guide her friend Harry Potter in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book series. The evolution of these male-female friendships in literature showcases the development of multi-dimensional females as trusted heroic partners.
Dos Anjos, Vanessa, "Hermione, a Modern-day Athena: Friendships in Harry Potter and Homer’s Epics" (2018). English Theses. 24.