Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The ending of Harry Potter, Christian?

Spoilers for Harry Potter 7

After thinking about the ending of Book 7 it seems very Christian to me. Harry needs to die to save the world. His sacrifice will protect everyone else. Harry accepts his fate/mission to save the world out of a sense of love, his sacrifice protects his folowers from Voldemort, and then he is "resurrected" (according to Dumbledore he didn't actually die, but it is close enough) from the dead and returns and slays Voldemort.

What do you think?

1 comment:

Josh M. said...

It's not an especially unique motif, but the Christian Bible may be the first recorded usage of it (although there, too, it may have been borrowed from an earlier mythology).