Similarities Between Hitler And Lord Voldemort And Adolf Hitler

1926 Words Mar 8th, 2016 8 Pages
Theodore Roosevelt once wisely said, “I believe that the more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future.” Perhaps this is why oftentimes authors reflect upon past events in their writing. By putting their own twist upon history, they are teaching us all valuable lessons and educating us about how we can avoid making the same mistakes as we did in the past. J.K Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, did just this by modeling her character, the evil wizard Lord Voldemort, after Adolf Hitler, perhaps one of the world’s most malevolent dictators. Throughout the Harry Potter series, we can see many parallels between the respective rises to power of Lord Voldemort and Adolf Hitler in post World War I Germany. These similarities can be seen through their political views, supporters, and their various ways of manipulating the opinions of others.
To begin, the similar political views of both Hitler and Lord Voldemort greatly helped them in their rise to power. Both of the dictators held very purist beliefs - Hitler believed in a German society of the Aryan race and Voldemort believed in a solely Pureblood wizarding society. While Hitler idolized the blond hair, blue eyed people known as the Aryan Race, he despised the Jewish population. To fuel his hatred, he used them as a scapegoat for the current economic problems that Germany was facing. Hitler, along with the Nazi party, blamed the Jews for the loss suffered by Germany in World War I, the signing…

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