Harry Potter And Christianity Parallels Essay

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Within the Harry Potter novels, by J.K. Rowling, there are an astonishing number of parallels to the Christian religion and the Bible, despite the controversy about magic. The Harry Potter series is a well written, seven book story about friendship, over coming challenges, and good conquering evil. The parallels between Christianity and the Bible and the Harry Potter series include characters in the story mimicking people in the Bible, common themes and symbols such as resurrection, temptation and prophesied children, and quotes and passages from the Bible being creatively woven into the story of Harry Potter. Many of the characters within the Harry Potter series are similar to people in the Bible. Harry's closest friend, Ron Weasley, can be compared to St. Peter (“Helium”). St. Peter was one of Jesus' closest friends, however, just like Ron, he denied or abandoned Jesus three times. St. Peter abandoned Jesus three times before the rooster crowed as is stated in Mark 14:65-72. While Ron never denied Harry, he was not present during three of Harry's most trying times. Ron was not present for three different scenarios when it seemed as though Harry needed him most. In Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, Ron did not accompany Harry and Hermoine on the mission to free Sirius. Ron abandoned Harry out of jealousy in the first part of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but soon realized the error in his way and returned to Harry, though not until after Harry completed the first task in the Triwizard Tournament. The third time Ron abandoned Harry was in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, this time Ron abandoned Harry out of pure frustration and rage. Dumbledore foresaw Ron abandoning Harry and gave Ron a gift that would allow him to find his way back to Harry. Through the use of this gift Ron did rejoin Harry after he had time to cool down and regain

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