The time has finally come. I am in my final semester (in fact, I am already 1 semester too late). Now I have to think about a Bachelor Thesis to write about. My prof told me that I should know my topic until January. I definitely want to write about modern fantasy novels. At the beginning, I thought to compare Philip Pullman’s His Dark Marterials to John Milton’s Paradise Lost, but since I am not quite well versed in the theological topics, neither my prof, I tried to think about something else. Then my prof also gave me some advice maybe to compare His Dark Marterials with the 2 extra prequel books to the ‘His Dark Marterials’ series, ‘Lyra’s Oxford’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in the North’. However, after researching a bit, I found out that there is in general a lot about christianity and atheism involved in the whole series. So I wouldn’t know how to compare them. If I would be knowledgeable in the religious topics, I could easily compare ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ to the ‘His Dark Marterials’ series.
Well, now I have probably found the most perfect topic. I somehow want to involve English Folgklore and Mythology and compare that to the Harry Potter series, since it is obviously full of it. I though about analyzing the meaning of that use in fantasy books, and perhaps even include the extra fictional dictionary “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them” *o*
I am not quite sure yet if that is really a good idea writing your thesis about your most favorite series of all times. I had already considered writing about Harry Potter, but then I decided against it, because I thought it would destroy my love for the series, but I think nothing could ever do it. I rather think that I could learn new things about it by informing myself about English folklore and mythology. I will have to research it. If my thesis can really be about Harry Potter, then, who knows, I can maybe work somewhere that is involved with Harry Potter *o* That would be a dream!
What do you guys think about that? Is that a good idea, or do you think I should write about something different? What other topic can I write about?
Thanks for reading?