Have you ever really thought about how much steampunk is in the Harry Potter books and movies? My family watches the movies a lot, and we have our favorites. But it was just the other day, as I was yet again watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, that I was struck with just how much steampunk was a part of these movies and books.
I am a visual learner, so it is not surprising that it took one of the movies to cue me in, but yeesh, how many times do I need to watch something before I really see it. This is just more proof of how much we tune out in our world. And I have been looking into steampunk in general lately.
I think what struck me so hard was the movement of the gears in the clock tower in the scenes when Hermione and Harry go to save Sirius. However, when I thought it over, I realized that steampunk is a huge part of Harry Potter even when it isn’t so blatant.