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Harry Potter Characters, According to Floral Symbolism

Throughout the Harry Potter series, author J.K. Rowling uses the power of flower symbolism to craft the most central characters in the wizarding world. Lily Evans Potter is an especially significant character whose relationships with her sister Petunia and Severus Snape are also rooted in the language of flowers. Intentional naming of the characters after flowers is an important part of the story's narrative.
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The Meaning of Harry Potter and Voldemort's Wands

It's no surprise that for the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling didn’t just assign wands for no reason. Like everything else she did to create the wizarding world, she planned and imbued each of her choices with symbolism that enriched both the characters and the narrative of the saga that we love. 
A Great Display of Florals in The Godfather

A Great Display of Florals in The Godfather

Red roses, white roses, and oranges are key to understanding why The Godfather is considered one of the greatest films of all time. Though flowers aren't always what come to mind when you think of The Godfather, they appear everywhere, and subtlety underly the story's motifs, adding to the film's nuances. Are flowers, though, what make the film unquestionably great, according to film critics?