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Themes of Harry Potter

  • Date Submitted: 05/07/2010 02:22 AM
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Harry Potter (Opiniative)
Between the pages of the popular children’s fantasy series, Harry Potter, lies an intensely moral fable about good and evil, life and death, love and hate, that is crucial even in our world.

Topic Sentence:
As Harry grows, he comes face to face with life changing decisions that will shape the world he lives in.
Paragraph 1:
• Contrast between good and evil can be blurred.
• Life and death both come at a price.
• Sacrifice and trust need to be understood, and not taken lightly.
• Prejudice and discrimination need to be overcome.

Topic Sententce:
“I’ve realised something,” said Harry, “that even though we’ve got a fight ahead of us, we’ve got something that Voldemort doesn’t have… something worth fighting for.”
Paragraph 2:
• Exactly right! The will to fight.
• Fight for freedom, fight for loved ones.
• Love will prevail over hate. Love lasts, whereas hate can fade, therefore being weaker.

Topic Sentence:
The wise old, Albus Dumbledore, said in his early years, that certain actions were for ‘the greater good’.
Paragraph 3:
• What IS the greater good?
• Is there just one idea of a greater good?
• If everyone lived by this moral, the world would be a terrible place.
• A perfect world will never come. It is simply a concept that teaches humans to strive for harmony and have reason in life.

Topic Sentence:
One of the most important morals in Harry Potter is written on the tombstone of his parents’ grave: The last enemy that shall be destroyed, is death.
Paragraph 4:
• The message can be interpreted in two ways. To attempt to conquer death (Voldemort’s idea), or to live beyond death. (An afterlife, accepting that your path is fixed.)
• Shows that people are afraid of death, but come to learn to accept it.
• Some sort of ‘life’ after death is depicted.
• Death is inevitable. You cannot hide from it, or evade it.
• It is not the end, but simply a path we must all take.
• Religion is...


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