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Harry Potter Allusion Analysis

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J.K. Rowling uses many biblical allusions in her Harry Potter series. The most prominent one is found in her last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry’s parents tombstone read, “The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” This is directly quoted from Corinthians 15:26 in the bible. It’s important to the storyline because every Harry Potter book was based off of his parent’s death and his struggle without them. He had to conquer death, and live passed it. At first, he wasn’t sure what that quote meant, which made him angry; however, as he slowly came to terms with his loss, he understood what it meant. This biblical allusion is connected to chapter 7 of Foster’s book regarding biblical allusions. Foster writes, “Many modern and postmodern
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