Biblical Themes In Harry Potter

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When hearing the words ‘Harry Potter’, the first image that comes to mind is of wizards and witches on broomsticks, and a particular boy with a scar on his forehead. Biblical ideas are automatically assumed as against the principles presented in the famous novels, many times due to an outcry by groups of Christians, thus resulting in the two rarely being associated. However, biblical themes run rampant throughout J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series- especially of the Holy Trinity, the idea of worthiness, and sacrificial love.
In the eighth and final book of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we discover the story of the Peverell brothers and how they cheated Death to make it safely across a dangerous river, but are met by him in the middle, granting all of the brothers one “wish” for their achievement. One chooses the Resurrection Stone, the second the Elder Wand, and the third the invisibility cloak. In the end, Death takes the first two brothers because one used the stone to bring a lover back, ending in depression, and the second brother was killed out of greed for the wand. Lastly, the third brother uses the cloak to hide from Death until he meets him as his equal (Rowling). The first similarity between the Holy Trinity and the deathly hallows is seen in the distinct nature of each part. For example, the stone is used to raise the dead, the wand wins all duels, and the cloak provides invisibility. This same distinct nature as applied to the Trinity is
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