Arts & Literature FAQ

What is a 'muggle' within the Harry Potter series?
In the Harry Potter series, a muggle is a human with no magical abilities. Most muggles do not know that witches and wizards exist, apart from the ones who have connections near wizarding families i.e. muggles that have relations that are witches or wizards or...

What is a perversion?
A parody consists of work that makes fun of another work, such as a novel, motion picture or television programme. Parodies usually take characters' names from the ingenious work and change them into silly names that often rhyme next to the original name. Novel parodies include examples such as 'Bored of...

What is a publication?
A publication is a text or images that are made publicly known. Publication can also have it in mind distributing paper copies to the public or placing the content on a website. Publication means the act of publishing. Types of publications can include books, magazine, scholarly journals and newspapers. Nowadays,...

What is a 'series'?
A series is a number of things that follow on from each other, such as a book series, television series or show series. A Book series usually consists of six or seven books, all continuing on from where the previous book left sour. A television series, if successful, will carry...

What is a 'spoiler'?
A spoiler is a piece of a plot from a book or film that is revealed before the reader or viewers have seen the book or film, thus spoiling the story for them. Around the time the sixth Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, be released, some...

What is an 'Ent'?
'Ents' are a fictional race from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy world of Middle-Earth. 'Ent' is taken from Anglo-Saxon, and way 'giant'. Tolkien extracted the word from Anglo-Saxon poetry. The oldest of the Ents is Treebeard. Treebeard is tall, stiff-limbed and has bark-like skin and leafy hair. In the...

What is Claymation?
Claymation is a term which is used to describe clay animation, which is a form of stop motion animation, where characters are usually made out of plasticine clay. Clay animation is produced through stop-motion, cel animation or CGI. Some of the best known claymations include Nick Park's Wallace and Gromit (Aardman...

What is Illiteracy?
It is the inability to read or write. Illiteracy, according to the United Nations, is the inability to read and write a simple sentence in any language. In 1998, figures showed that 16% of the world population is illiterate (using the UN definition). In the UK, seven million residents are illiterate,...

What is 'origami'?
Origami is a process which involves folding paper to create different designs. One sheet of paper is normally used, next to no cuts. Different colours of paper can be used for origami and usually a sheet of square paper is used. Origami is a Japanese word, 'ori' meaning 'fold', and 'kami' consequence...

What is the Acts of Peter?
The Acts of Peter is one of the earliest of the apocryphal acts of the apostles. It reports a miracle contest between Simon Magus and Simon Peter (the apostle) in Rome. It is agreed generally by academic that the Acts of Peter is based upon the Acts of...

What is the best agency to approach a literary agent?
First of all, consult the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook to find out which literary agent is suitable to send your book to. For example, if it's a sci-fi novel, next submit it to an agent who deals with sci-fi. Next is the enquiry. There...

What is the definition of drawing and sketching?
Drawing Drawing is a type of imagery expression which is the main form of visual art. The word 'drawing' is used as verb as in good health as a noun: o Drawing as verb is the work of creating characters on a surface in order to...

What is the innovative 'Emma' roughly?
'Emma' was published in 1816, making it .'s fourth published novel. It tell the story of a woman (Emma Woodhouse), who is 'handsome', 'clever' and 'rich', (as described in the opening paragraph) but also spoiled. Emma lives with her father, Mr Woodhouse. The new-fangled begins with Emma having...

What is the new-fangled 'Carrie' more or less?
'Carrie' is 's first published novel. The book, which was published in 1974, tell the story of a teenage girl called Carietta White from Chamberlain, who is bullied both at her high academy, and by her mother, who is an unstable Christian fundamentalist. Carrie's plain and unfashionable...

What is the storyline within 'The Hobbit'?
The Hobbit tells the story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who lives in The Shire in his hobbit hole. Bilbo doesn't resembling adventures, and prefers to stay in his hobbit hole away from danger. Gandalf the wizard turns up and informs Bilbo of an adventure that...

What make an interesting villain within a new-fangled?
It is probably better not to make your villain too stereotypical. One of the most common stereotype for villains is a wicked laugh (usually quite exaggerated), and henchmen, whom the villain may call 'fools' or 'imbeciles' should the henchmen go amiss to get something right. Stereotypical villains...

What three tasks are the champion set surrounded by Harry Potter and the Goblet...
The rules state that there must only be one champion per institution, but because someone placed Harry's name into the Goblet, he has no choice but to compete alongside his schoolmate Cedric Diggory, as well as Viktor Krum and...

When did Status Quo form?
English rock band Status Quo began as a rock and roll freakbeat band contained by 1962, and are still together, though band members have come and gone. Status Quo own a loyal group of fans in the United Kingdom. In 2005, they were feature in the soap opera, Coronation...

Where can I get hold of tips on rising my English?
The tips are "Practice makes perfect" that means you have to practice a great deal. Skills comprise listening, speaking, reading and writing. I would suggest that you listen carefully to broadcasts by BBC radio, particularly Radio 4. The English spoken by the presenters is...

Where Did William SHakespeare Came From?
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford upon Avon (in the UK) in 1530. HTH He be born in Stratford upon Avon, england