Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone Analysis

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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.
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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 there to suffer at the hands of humans similarly to the way God leaves Jesus to suffer at the hands of mankind. This is not an outrageous comparison to draw when considering both Dumbledore’s and God’s personality traits. Both them being all knowing, all powerful, and an undisputed authority lends to drawing easy …show more content…
Is the archetype of evil and his disciples represented in Lord Voldemort and his death eaters? Is there a possibility that I’ve watched this movie too many times? I say all of those questions can potentially answered with a resounding yes. The books this movie series is based off of was originally banned from many schools due to the claims it was teaching children witchcraft. The fear among religious folk was that children would read this series and rebel from God. While this movie does put its own spin on the stories from the Bible, it still perpetuates the message all Christian people preach “God is good.” And “Jesus was sent to save you.” Only in this case, God is an old white guy with a wand and Jesus is an eleven year old with an orphan

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