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July 19, 2011

The power of myth

J.K. Rowling addresses the objections of people who dismiss myths as lies. Harry's enemy, Voldemort, does the same.

"That which Voldemort does not value," she writes, "he takes no trouble to comprehend. Of house-elves and children's tales, of love, loyalty and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing. Nothing. That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped."

Big spoiler at the link. But then you could have read the book at any time after July 21, 2007 so my sympathy is limited.

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