More on Harry Potter

In a previous post, I noted the lack of both depth and religious symbolism in the Harry Potter series, and the reduction of magic to a mere controlling technology. However, a good alternate view comes from Jeffrey Weiss, a religion reporter for The Dallas Morning News. In an editorial today, Mr. Weiss gives the contrary view, and finds the religious theme embedded in the self-sacrifice of both Harry's mother and Harry himself; for Mr. Weiss, the ending provides the religious depthe that the series seems to be missing. I am not sure I agree, but since I haven't read the ending I'll suspend judgment. But either way, Mr. Weiss provides an interesting perspective.


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