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Myth and Meaning in Harry Potter

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Posted by: Kristin
August 03, 2003, 02:52 PM

Psychology professor Don Morgenson is the latest to try to understand the draw of Harry, in an article that compares the series to Lord of the Rings:
Frodo's Middle-earth, much like our own world, is not filled with unalloyed joy. It is, however, a world with meaning, even if that meaning may appear cruel and involves great evil. But it is also a world in which ordinary individuals, as young as Harry Potter or as small as Frodo, can alter the future of human events, as well as alter the current context of these events. We need that consoling knowledge.

Thanks to Sylvia for the link.

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