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Should Harry Potter Die for Us?

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Harry Potter fans anticipating the July 21st release of the last and seventh book in the series might enjoy (not quite the right word) this piece about whether or not the great boy wizard should sacrifice himself for the wellbeing of others in this upcoming volume. Will Rowling ultimately resort to Christian metaphor? Is that too predictable a plot twist? An excerpt:
Thus, it’s significant that Rowling — in an early interview with a Canadian newspaper — noted that she is, in fact, a Christian. “Every time I’ve been asked if I believe in God, I’ve said, ‘yes,’ because I do. But no one ever really has gone any more deeply into it than that and, I have to say that does suit me. … If I talk too freely about that, I think the intelligent reader — whether 10 or 60 — will be able to guess what is coming in the books.”
Also, Rowling has acknowledged the influence of beloved Christian works like the seven-volume “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis and “The Lord of the Rings” cycle by J.R.R. Tolkien. Both of these fantasy classics, noted Tobias, feature endings that combine death and rebirth, along with the bittersweet passing of a magical age.
“Part of being a hero is to have a great love and to be willing to make a great sacrifice for that love,” he said. “It seems to me that Harry Potter has been walking down that same road. … It’s just hard to see him going home and settling down. He’s been through too much.”



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Linda M Bemis

posted July 7, 2007 at 1:54 pm


Let Harry Potter be the hero who lives to see another day. He has had to learn and fight with magic and his friends are valuable. Get some new ideas for another book. Harry is too young to die without his friends reacting. Some don’t understand death. Keep it simple. What the author decides in the next plot will be just as good as the first book. Keep them in suspence.



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ed wondoloski

posted October 17, 2007 at 11:22 am


Come join us in experiencing a wonderful weekend in the beautiful Catskill mountains discussing the many spiritual practical applications of the Harry Potter series to our own life experience. Peace Village, a non-profit retreat center, is sponsoring this retreat. Below is their right up from their web site at http://www.peacevillage.com
Hope to see you there for an engaging thought provoking weekend
ed:)
THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HARRY POTTER SERIES
From: Friday, December 14, 2007
To: Sunday, December 16, 2007
Come join us for an insightful and fun experience as we relive the adventures of Harry Potter from our own perspectives and life experiences. Who is our “he who shall not be named” that we do battle with? How do we co-exist in the dual worlds of the Muggles and the Wizards? Harry Potter faced his fear successfully, how well are we doing in that camp? How do we respond when we lose the use of our magic wands? Harry was the owner, navigator and and helmsperson of his boat, and how well does each of us handle our own boat?
There are a number of occasions when our three warriors demonstrate their ability to truly live their values. We will have an opportunity to reflect on how we are living our core values, and increase our capacity to live them well and to work with the magic of powerful thoughts in our lives.
Prerequisite for attendance at this retreat is that you have read the Harry Potter series of books, especially the last one.
Not the same quality but will accept those who have seen the movies and read the last book.



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