Essay on Biblical Themes Within the Harry Potter Series

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"The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing." (Severus Snape, Book five.) The book series entitled 'Harry Potter' has Biblical themes hidden beneath all of the spells, charms, and enchantments. Harry Potter, in my own opinion, is very Christ like and I feel like the book series could be looked at like a modernized version of the bible. He resembles Jesus Christ in multiple ways. J.K Rowling has subtly featured religious symbolism in her books such as, Harry dying for the wizarding world much like Jesus died willingly for our sins. After they died, they were both resurrected. Fawkes, the…show more content…
The presence of a phoenix reinforces the underlying theme of conquering death by embracing life, just like Harry and Jesus did.
Harry and Jesus know a lot about Sacrifice and selflessness. All of the characters in the Harry Potter series experiences sacrificial love. Hermione Granger, one of Harry’s two sidekicks throughout his school years, has to obliviate her parents' minds because she doesn't want them getting hurt. Her mother and father are both muggles, therefore Voldemort would find them and murder them. Ronald Weasley, Harry’s other sidekick, sacrifices himself in a game of Wizard's Chess for Hermione and Harry in their first year at Hogwarts. Dobby the house elf, who has saved Harry's life on many occasion, sacrificed his life to save Harry, Ron, Hermione, Luna Lovegood and Mr. Olivander out of pure love and friendship. Harry's mother and father, Lily and James Potter, sacrificed their selves for their only son just like Jesus Christ sacrificed his body for us and he sacrificed his life on earth for us. Both Harry and Jesus did such a selfless thing for the people they loved and cared for.
Every character from the bible resembles a person from the bible. Harry resembles Jesus because he's the chosen one who died willingly for the people of the wizarding world. The D.A. (Dumbledore's Army) and the Order are his disciples. Voldemort resembles the Satan. Lucifer turned against his creator just like Voldemort turned against

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