Throughout documented human history, peoples’ minds have always been captured by characters who manipulate magic for good or evil. Although there have been many debates about why magic settings appeal to readers more than mundane real world environments, there’s arguing against the fact that people really love their enchanted characters. To celebrate this fact, we’re counting down the top 4 magical characters from famous works of fiction.
1. Harry Potter
The titular teenage wizard from one of the most famous works of young adult fiction ever published, this wand bearing boy captured the world’s hearts and minds with his realistic candor and down to earth nature. Readers last saw him as the Minister of Magic in the final installment of the Harry Potter series, although he will appear in in upcoming musical.
This playful trickster from a Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the most unforgettable characters that Shakespeare introduced to the world. His lighthearted nature has inspired trickster characters in many subsequent works of fiction.
Gandalf made an indelible mark upon readers when he fought the Balrog to their respective deaths in the Fellowship of the Ring, only to return later in a more dominant form. He has been praised as one of the first characters in the wise old wizard tradition, a trope that continues to be present in modern fantasy.
Finally, Eragon was the main character from the popular Inheritance story cycle. A human magic user who ended the story as an elf, this character is best remembered for his bravery and his dragon companion, Saphira.
Magic continues to be a prominent component in many modern fantasy novels. It’s a big reason these books continue to inspire readers, encouraging people to imagine beautiful worlds and fantastical beasts of their very own.
As a business owner, you’ll have to make sure that all the personalities in your office work well together. When everyone has a role in your firm, your business can run efficiently. Here are five magical characters in the corporate world that should be part of your business if you want it to work properly.
The helper is someone who is always there to help others with challenges. This person is always useful on a project, as they can provide support to everyone.
The leader is the person who naturally takes charge of tasks and is usually the first person coming up with ideas. This person is usually charismatic. If you are lucky, you have some leaders in your company. The challenge with these employees is that there may be others with good ideas who sit back and let the leaders take charge.
The gossip in your company can be both beneficial and negative for your business. This person is likely to find out as much as they can about others, which can be bad for interpersonal relations, but they can also identify problems before you would find them out from other sources.
This employee is the person who is always following proper procedures and makes sure that everyone is following policy. This person can help you keep order. This person might even come in the form of someone who consults for your company at a show. These sorts of entertainers are called Traffic Stoppers.
The Quiet One
The quiet one in your company is someone you want to pay attention to. They sometimes have the best ideas but are reluctant to share. Be sure to check with this kind of employee to get their opinion.
If you have some of these magical characters in your business, chances are that your business is going to work very well. Keep an eye on your employees so that you can identify all of their strengths; your business will be better for it.