Similarities Between Harry Potter And The Bible

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Harry Potter shares similarities with the stories in the Bible in regards to themes, narratives and characteristics. A few examples would be:

The persecutions of the “chosen ones”:
Harry Potter’s beginning is similar to that of Jesus and Moses, as they all share the “saved-saviour”-myth: Forecasts have prophesied that they will, in some way, save the people, wherefore the person in charge feared to loose their power – making them try to kill them:
When King Herod hears about the Three Wise Men who are on their way to find the new born king of the Jews, Jesus, he decides to kill every boy to the age of two, out of fear that the baby will rob him of his powers. The Pharaoh in Egypt, threatened by a potential revolt against his authority by his
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The way Harry faced death in the final book of the series, is very similar to the way Jesus died. After a long battle, Harry goes willingly to his death, his only wish is to stop Voldemort once and for all and, by his sacrifice, save everyone else. However, after he dies, he finds himself being in a sort of heaven, facing the deceased Albus Dumbledore, who told him that Harry could choose between staying or going back and defeating Voldemort once and for all. While he was in this limbo, everyone else believed him dead: his enemies celebrated their triumph, his friends and followers mourned Harry’s death. In the end, Harry chose to be “resurrected” and killed Voldemort, therefore saving the wizarding world. Likewise, Jesus died on the cross to save his people, was mourned or disgraced and later resurrected (cf. Murphy, 2011, 31-33).

Good and evil:
In both Harry Potter and Christianity, there is a good and an evil side. Representatives that symbolise goodness would be on the one hand Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster at Hogwarts, and on the other hand God. They both promote doing good over doing evil and Dumbledore serves as Harry’s guide and protector, similar to God with Jesus.
Both are the direct opposition to Lord Voldemort and Satan respectively, who both embody the evil. Moreover, Voldemort owns a snake and has the ability to speak Parseltongue, the language of snakes. In religion, serpents
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She is the only one who truly has never done anything wrong - James Potter, Albus Dumbledore, Sirius Black, even Harry himself, they all did cruel acts and had moments of questioning themselves and their morals. Lily always stood up for what is right and in the end, even sacrificed her life for her son.
Mothers seem to be given a special role in Harry Potter and sometimes even held up as an ideal. Lily Potter saves her son by sacrificing herself and through this, leaves a mark in him that helps Harry even after Lily’s death. To save her daughter Ginny, Molly Weasley kills Bellatrix Lestrange during the final battle, one of the most dangerous fighters of the Death Eaters. Even Narcissa Malfoy, who initially believed in the ideology of blood purity and supported her husband in following Lord Voldemort as a Death Eater, changes her views and betrays Voldemort in order to protect her son Draco from him. The mothers serve as a symbol of love and
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