Analysis Of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer 's Stone Essay

960 Words Jun 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
Albus Dumbledore is God
God, Lucifer, and Jesus attending a boarding school in a Scotland castle sounds like the beginnings of a very odd joke. Yet it can be argued that this is essentially what went down in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone. Religious symbolism is heavily entrenched in this young adult movie series, as it naturally should. References to religion is often essential in any narrative that depicts the struggle between darkness and light. This is because darkness and light is often used as a symbolic distinction between God and Lucifer. This kind of symbolism is classically used in countless books, films, and other forms of art. The movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone, and the book it is based on, is no exception. The three central characters, Albus Dumbledore, Lord Voldemort, and Harry Potter, easily fit the roles of God, Lucifer, and Jesus.
To begin analyzing this film we must first analyze the character who claims to know all, Albus Dumbledore. The famous wizard Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, more commonly known as Headmaster Dumbledore, is widely seen as the greatest wizard of modern times. He is unquestionably followed by those who identify with the light, and he seems to rejoice in meddling in people’s lives. Or, at the very least, he enjoys messing with Harry Potter’s life. Dumbledore often tests Harry’s abilities and morals. In the film Sorcerer’s stone, he leaves Harry to grow up in an abusive household. He leaves Harry…

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