Hvad er virkeligheden person karakteren Rita Skeeter baseret på?

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Jeg læste for nogle år siden, at Rita Skeeter (måske) var baseret på en rigtig levende person.

Jeg synes, det var en amerikansk kvinde, der skrev giftpennebiografier om berømte familier. Kan nogen hjælpe mig?

    
sæt Amelie B. Blackstone 15.09.2015 / 00:54

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Ingen, i det mindste ikke bevidst.

I et interview på Edinburgh Book Festival i 2004 blev hun spurgt om Skeeter's karakter. Det er her, hvor vi lærte at Skeeter dukkede op i et tidligt udkast til Philosopher's Stone , og hun hævder også, at Skeeter ikke er baseret på nogen rigtig person:

I love Rita. You know when Harry walks into the Leaky Cauldron for the first time, in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone? Everyone says, “You’re back” and he realises for the first time that he is famous. In a very early draft, Rita, a journalist, was there and she ran up to him. For some reason she was called Bridget—I forget why. Anyway, she detained him too long in the Leaky Cauldron and I really needed to get him moving, so I thought that I would not put her there.

As I was writing book one, I was planning the rest, and book four was supposed to be where Harry’s fame became a burden to him. It really starts to weigh on him when he is exposed to the wider wizarding world so I thought that that would be the perfect place for Rita to come in. She was still called Bridget at the time.

I didn’t realise that by the time I wrote book four I would have met quite a lot of Ritas and people would assume that I was writing Rita in response to what had happened to me, which was not in fact the truth. However, I am not going to deny that writing Rita was a lot more fun having met a few people I had met. I actually quite like Rita. She is loathsome—morally, she’s horrible—but I can’t help admiring her toughness. She is very determined to do the job and there is something quite engaging about that.

Masser af mennesker har lavet gæt på, hvem Skeeter kan være baseret på, men Rowling og hendes forlag har været konsekvente med at sige, at der ikke var nogen bevidst inspiration.

Der var et relevant spørgsmål tidligere i det samme interview:

Are any of your characters based on real people?

The only character who is deliberately based on a real person is Gilderoy Lockhart.

Hun er aldrig afsløret , hvem Lockhart var baseret på, selv om der har været gæt i medierne. Hvis Rita Skeeter bevidst var baseret på en rigtig person, forestiller jeg mig, at hun ville fortælle os - enten at Skeeter var baseret på en ægte person, eller at Lockhart ikke var den eneste - da hun kunne bevare den persons identitet en hemmelighed. Jeg ser ingen grund til hende at direkte ligge herom i det andet citat.

    
svar givet 15.09.2015 / 14:34
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Dette er hvad jeg fandt fra PotterDomain.webs.com :

Some have speculated that Rowling's fraught relationship with the press was the inspiration behind the character Rita Skeeter. However, Rowling noted in 2000 that the character actually predates her rise to fame: "People have asked me whether Rita Skeeter was invented [to reflect Harry Potter's popularity], but in fact she was always planned." "I tried to put Rita in Philosopher's Stone - you know when Harry walks into the Leaky Cauldron for the first time and everyone says, "Mr. Potter you're back!", I wanted to put a journalist in there. She wasn't called Rita then but she was a woman. And then I thought, as I looked at the plot overall, I thought, that's not really where she fits best, she fits best in Four when Harry's supposed to come to terms with his fame.

Det lyder som om hun lige havde ideen og ikke baserede den på nogen, fra hvad jeg undersøgte (undersøgte andre websteder også). Jeg kunne dog være forkert.

    
svar givet 15.09.2015 / 14:15