harry potter interpretation

On the one hand, she was scared of Umbridge (and her mother worked for her, which added to the pressure), and Hermione's secret spell seemed rather cruel and, Cho Chang herself gets some for defending Marietta Edgecombe for betraying Dumbledore's Army, and Harry (understandably) breaks up with her for it. Also, the discover of the room of prophecies in the Department of Mysteries shows that divination is quite real. Harry Potter is a series of seven Doorstoppers with Loads and Loads of Characters - but even they don't always tell the whole story. I think it’s fair to say that few books have ever inspired as much controversy as J.K. Rowling’s hugely popular “Harry Potter” fantasy series. Throughout the course of the series, there are three fundamental concepts that drive the story: the power of love, man’s struggle against death, and the relationship between Harry and his mentor Dumbledore. The often-irritable Potions teacher at Hogwarts, Snape frequently appears to be antagonistic towards Harry throughout the series (although, interestingly, he often intervenes to protect Harry during the darkest moments). For starters, the only “real-world” occult practice employed by “good characters” is divination (reading tea leaves and crystal balls in an attempt to predict the future). As a Christian, I choose to recognize that the “Harry Potter” series may be a modern “altar to an unknown God” – a means by which we can share our faith with the world. The book of Acts tells the story of Paul using the Athenians’ altar to an “Unknown God” as a means of proclaiming the truth of the Gospel. She could be aware that others are inclined not to believe her — which can be a problem, given that she knows she can see magical creatures like thestrels that even most other wizards can't (and that only because she had seen someone die — even Harry doesn't get that experience until, Marietta Edgecombe is a minor character who made a big impact by turning over Dumbledore's Army to Umbridge. However, the true significance of this theme does not emerge until Book 7. It’s got to be like this. A young-adult series for the ages. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Script (Dialogue Transcript) (2001) 2. To offer some background, Professor Albus Dumbledore is the headmaster of Hogwarts School, and fulfills the role of a father to Harry. The curse that originally failed to kill Harry struck Voldemort instead, blasting away a piece of Voldemort’s tainted essence…which in turn bonded to Harry. Of house-elves and children’s tales, of love, loyalty, and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing. The other Weasleys were very prone to making fun of Percy and had little respect for his interests. Headmaster Dumbledore observes at one point: “That which Voldemort does not value, he takes no trouble to understand. On his eleventh birthday, Harry receives a letter from Hogwarts, a school for young wizards and witches, and promptly enters a world of wonder and mystery. ( Log Out /  How she looks in the films. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org. Valid concerns have also been raised regarding the darkness and violence of the series, especially the later books. Voldemort also attempted to kill Harry, but his attack rebounded on himself, severely crippling Voldemort’s power. There is nothing in the series that will corrupt a mature Christian, and it borders on slander to make harsh accusations without knowing the facts. I know numerous people that will read the entire series (all 7 books) multiple times a year. It’s a fairly simple story arc, but the intricate web of plots and subplots grips the reader’s attention. Did he target Snape and try to destroy their friendship so that he could have her for himself? Did they actually like him, or were they just trying to recruit him? Harry even observes: “I don’t want anyone else to try to help. However, Rowling neatly sidesteps genuine controversy by satirizing the concept of divination altogether, portraying the teacher as a dreamy hippie whose predictions are notoriously inaccurate. There, he sees the mutilated soul of Lord Voldemort – an affirmation that souls are ultimately held accountable for their actions, and that the material world is but the precursor to something more. It's nominally the house of courage and chivalry, but some fans see it more as a house full of, Ravenclaw is the house for smart people, but how smart are Ravenclaws really? In the same way that Jesus pleaded with God the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane to “take this cup from [Him]”, Harry struggles to understand the “cup” that Dumbledore has left him to bear. The situation may be summarized thusly: Harry, a bearer of evil that is not his own, must suffer death at Voldemort’s hands. Of course, there have been plenty of criticisms of the “Harry Potter” series as well. You did forget the astrology of the centaurs. Snape, a longtime admirer of Lily (Harry’s mother), was forced to watch as she married a man Snape deemed reckless and immature. Devoting that much of ones time, energy, and thought to any one thing (with the exception of the Bible), is, I believe, excessive, obsessive, wasteful, and ultimately dangerous. Careful readers may note that I’ve frequently referred to the seventh volume of the series in exploring these issues; however, these ideas are developed throughout the series as a whole. Some of the particularly prevalent arguments deserve honest and respectful consideration. Some suggest that he was just different in personality, being smarter but more rules-oriented and more willing to think of the consequences of risky actions (unlike his siblings, some of whom are legendarily impulsive). You of course mentioned that the divination from the books is basically the same as in real life, and while it is true that it is typically mocked, it is also portrayed as real on one (maybe 2) occasion in specific where Professor Trelawney actually goes into a trance and gives a prophecy. Dabbling in these areas, which is very easy, is a common way that people become involved with the occult. As Dumbledore puts it: “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”. The series does have a very compelling and exciting story that while making them fun to read means that it requires much more intentionality to read them with discernment. Death is seen not as an end, but rather as a beginning. Aided by his fellow evil wizards (“Death Eaters”), Voldemort begins a campaign to kill Harry Potter, the only one who may stand a chance of defeating him. Their relationship can be analyzed on two distinct levels: as a metaphor for the relationship between God the Father and God the Son, and as a metaphor for the relationship between God and His people. Never judge a book by its movie. I am glad I’ve read the books and watched the moves. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. It isn’t a perfect analogy – for instance, it’s not as strong as the Aslan/Emperor-over-the-Sea allegory found in the “Narnia” books. Weigh in on the scripts yourself with a collection of Harry Potter’s previous movie scripts: 1. But for Harry, death isn’t the end. To make matters worse, Lily asked Snape to watch over their newborn son in the event of her death. I will make an open request to all individuals who are still concerned about “Harry Potter” after reading this review: please do not argue that “Harry Potter” is evil/Wiccan/Satanic, unless you have actually read the books for yourself. Harry explicitly states that he doesn't want to learn from Snape and doesn't see any real point to it, while Snape was even more of an abusive jerk to him than usual during those lessons. I must confess that I missed the significance of this theme the first time I read the series. In his first adventure, Harry is tempted by the life-prolonging “philosopher’s stone” of legend. There are so many story lines and they are so perfectly combined, that I coul not stop reading. Book 7 successfully unites all these elements into a dramatic, triumphant finale. I’ll come right out with the thesis for this discussion: I do not believe the “Harry Potter” series is an apologetic for witchcraft, nor do I believe it should be shunned by Christians. This dark desire leads him down the path of villainy, transforming him from a disturbed orphan boy into the living incarnation of evil. The symbolism is almost explicit. Neither of them took this serious enough, and wrote down made up dreams, most of which are tragic events of themselves, due to Trelawney's liking of predicting Harry's death. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Script (2002) 3. As the film series nears its completion, there will likely be many questions about the themes in the final installment. All the “dark” characters in the book who nevertheless love someone deeply and truly are unable to fully participate in evil. Clearly, the question of “Harry Potter” is a complicated one. However, it has been argued by fans that many of her predictions are at least, With a few exceptions, such as Dobby, they, The other question is what to make of wizards who seem okay with this sort of thing. While Harry is certainly not Christ himself, he is the books’ “Christ figure”, willingly enduring a sacrificial death in order to save others from evil. Hermione seems to be the only one who's utterly horrified at House Elves being used as slave labor. Is there something that she's missing, or is the Wizarding World — which has. It soon becomes clear that the death of Harry’s parents was no accident: the evil Dark Lord Voldemort murdered them. Would he have granted Snape's request that he not kill Lily? I believe instrumental is an excellent way to describe it. The Sorting Hat itself seems to characterise Hufflepuff this way at one point, almost as if to discourage anyone from wanting to be sorted there; maybe they just don't want kids who feel a strong need to "fit in" with any given group. Primary characters are willing to (and do) suffer unbelievable loss for one another, even giving up their lives in order to do the right thing. dismiss everyone else's problems as unimportant. Was his love for Lily real, or was he just a, How did he get in with his Death Eater friends? Rowling has stated that while a lot of her beliefs line up with those of the Death Eaters, she never officially became one, but this still raises some questions; did she, Was Barty Crouch Senior a well-intentioned, Is Remus Lupin a beleaguered good guy trying to make the best of his life despite the hand he's been dealt? After the rift, the others seemed to only express anger at him for leaving, but never sadness or regret; from all this, some fans suggest that Percy had every right to leave, given that he was clearly. I know people that are so obsessed with the Harry Potter series that it is actually all they ever dream about. (Interestingly, magic operates in a way that could theoretically be tested according to the scientific method!) they wouldn't forgive him even if he asked for it, Dumbledore bears such a tremendous dark burden, doesn't excuse him from becoming an asshole, further evidence of his inability to accept, Very few characters have anything mean to say about her, find the prospect of not serving human wizards abhorrent, they wouldn't know what they would do if they were freed, psychologically conditioned to like being enslaved, never had a reputation for open-mindedness, AlternativeCharacterInterpretation/Literature, Is he as talented and adept at magic as everyone seems to think he is?

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