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July 19, 2011

Harry Potter - The Final Farewell, It All Ends

Related: Many critics have failed to see how J.K. Rowling's work stands in contrast to the spirit of materialism and individualism dominating modern life.

...the series unfolded, with each book containing waves of medieval Christian symbols, including many used by artists to point to Jesus — such as white stags, unicorns, hippogriffs, a phoenix and a red lion.

Meanwhile, the plots were built on alchemical themes of dissolution, purification, illumination and perfection, themes shared with Milton, Blake, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and others. In each book, Harry Potter the "everyman" tries to sacrifice himself for others, before somehow being raised to new life in the presence of a Christ symbol.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 19, 2011 07:08 AM