5 Cool Harry Potter Articles


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The movie is out - and its a mixed verdict. But what most other Harry Potter fans are eagerly awaiting is the final book - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which is due just 5 days from today! The media has been abuzz with speculation about the storyline and ending of the 7th Harry Potter book, mostly speculating about whether Harry survives or not. I have compiled a list of articles on Harry Potter which have come out in the recent days and which you might find interesting...

1. Could Harry Potter die? It would make mythological sense
Brace yourselves, Harry Potter fans. No matter how desperate you are for Harry to live, some experts in classic literature and mythology say that finishing off the young wizard would make sense - in a literary kind of way.

J.K. Rowling has never shied from darkness in her phenomenally successful series - it started with the murder of Harry’s parents, continued through his discovery that an evil wizard was trying to destroy him, and has included pain and torture and the deaths of major characters.

She’s already promised two deaths in the seventh and final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," coming out July 21, and has refused to commit to Harry surviving. But she couldn’t kill Harry off, could she? She wouldn’t do that, would she? Continue reading...

2. Harry Potter's God complex
Harry's death would show that his character's path is modeled on the Gospel accounts of Jesus', and, that the link between him and wizardry-school headmaster Albus Dumbledore is patterned on the most essential relationship in the Christian Bible — that between Jesus the Son and God the Father.

Critics have long enjoyed noting similarities to Jesus in fictional characters. By the second Potter book, I began to think that was the case here: that the relationship of Harry and Dumbledore was underpinning the narrative in a supernatural, and distinctly Christian, way.

That author J.K. Rowling's series is based on a battle between good and evil is obvious. Continue reading...

3. HARRY POTTER: Questions Remain
J.K. Rowling has kept us waiting for a LONG time. But finally, with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" _ the last in her popular series _ there should be some answers to many questions. Here, in no particular order, are some threads that readers (OK, this reader) would LOVE to see tied up:

Just who is R.A.B.? Fans already have put forth the theory that R.A.B. is Sirius Black's brother Regulus, who is thought to be dead. Is he? Or could he have been in hiding all this time?

What happened to that Horcrux? Continue Reading...

4. Will Harry Potter survive ‘Deathly Hallows’?
There’s one mystery so anticipated and hotly debated that it eclipses all others. It’s not about the whether good will conquer evil in the end. That’s safe enough to assume. The big question is, at what cost? The release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” could mark more than just the end of the story. It might just mean the end of the much-loved bespectacled protagonist himself.

But would the author of the top selling magical franchise really kill off Harry Potter? Reader opinion be damned, Rowling’s never shied away from an unpopular fatality. Continue Reading...

5. You really have to work to avoid Potter spoilers
Each time a Harry Potter book comes out, some inconsiderate Muggle — or ordinary human — spoils the ending for Brian Paladies. For three of the books, he inadvertently learned the endings from friends. An Internet headline revealed another novel’s conclusion.

When the sixth installment was released in 2005, he purchased the book at 12:01 a.m. and planned to read it one sitting. Nothing, he thought, could come between him and a surprise ending.

As the DuPage County man excitedly walked back to his car, a voice cried out across the parking lot: “Dumbledore dies!” Continue Reading...

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