Analysis Of Marauder's Era By J. K. Rowling

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In J.K. Rowling’s series, one of the most critical lessons and experiences that Harry, and the reader, experience, is death. While some deaths are more prominent than others, there are several that I find to be particularly important. Before Harry’s time, there were the fan-titled “Marauder’s Era” encompassing the early lives of Harry’s parents, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, and Severus Snape. Each of these characters suffered and lost their youth to the hardships and dangers of a war. In turn, they played a critical role in Harry’s life because their deaths were focused on love. Therefore, I found songs that represented the deaths of these characters – with the exception of Peter – which accurately expresses the type of love they were experiencing at the time of their death.
1. “Father’s Love” by Bob Carlisle – James Potter, the first of the generation to die, was
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“My Wish” by Rascal Flatts – The final track, of course, goes to the final death of this particular generation – Remus Lupin. Rowling often explains that there had to be an orphan at the end of the series – because war leaves behind parentless children. Lupin, while he had a newborn at home, chose to fight in the final battle anyways. The song represents the reasons Lupin chose to fight, it says: “My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to…your worries stay small, you never need to carry more than you can hold.” Lupin fought to bring about a better future for his son, and a world without the threat of Voldemort. We know the importance of these promise because Lupin states: “Sorry I will never know him…but he will know why I died and I hope he will understand. I was trying to make a world in which he could live a happier life” (Deathly Hallows 700). Lupin tells this to Harry after his death – while they are walking in the forest – which shows that Lupin’s love for his son and desire to give him a better life was worth his early death and leaving Teddy

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