Harry Potter And Religious And Hero Comparison

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The story of Harry Potter is told through 7 books and cannot be summed up very easily. The books that were written include Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and lastly Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Since the main character of the books is Harry Potter, one could not help but see some similarities, between myths and religion, that show up throughout the collection. Former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, believed that “subtle deductions” in the series would corrupt Christian faith. The books start off by telling you what happens to Harry and his family when he is a baby and brings you to adult hood when he has children of his own. In the beginning of the first book Harry is brought to his aunt’s home because his parents had been killed by an evil wizard named Voldemort. He was brought to the family under the cover of darkness by Rubeus Hagrid under the order of Albus Dumbledore. Dumbledore believes that he will be safer living with “muggles” because he will be away from all of the evil. Voldemort tried to kill Harry but was unable to because of the love his mother had shone on him. She gave her life for the love of her son and this was a way of protecting him. Now if you compare this to the bible you might see that the prophecy of the birth of Jesus talks about him as a savior and to help good win over evil. If you look at the book by Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, you would see that he makes a mention of how “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power
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