Maryam Oda Journal entry, Prompt # 1 For my first spell, I chose Alohomora. This spell is used to unlock doors, but it also says that the spell is often bewitched which makes it so the spell is useless. I think this is a good example of the way people feel that are solipsistic. People who are solipsistic believe that the only person you can understand is yourself. So instead of “unlocking the door,” in order to let someone into your personal thoughts and ideas, and allowing the “spells,” or ideas to possibly be misinterpreted or “bewitched,” they choose to just completely disconnect from communicating. The second spell that I chose is Cheering Charm. This spell makes the person the spell was casted on happy, and can lead to uncontrollable laughter. This to me is one of the core principles of communication. For the sharing of ideas to bring joy, happiness, and satisfaction to the other person involved. The third charm that I chose is Gemino Curse. This curse is to me one of the most interesting.
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