The Importance Of Mothers In Harry Potter

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1. Introduction

"Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark." -Dumbledore

It is believed in the collective psyche that a mother's love is the strongest existing bond. In the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling this special bond is mentioned many times and is an important theme. It symbolizes the strongest power and protection in a world that is filled with the power of magic. It is needless to say that parents, especially the mothers, play a huge role in the life of a person, be it in a good or in a bad way, especially in the first years of life. They do not even necessarily have to be biological parents and just be some kind of parental figures. This is why they also might appear as archetypes in the fictional world as well. Most of the time we follow the heroes' steps throughout their adventures, not seeing how much the background story about their parents or parent figures play a role in their development as a hero itself. Especially when the main character is actually an orphan or abandoned, it is difficult to see the importance that the parents have, since the story is about someone who does not
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One of the best-known examples from contemporary popular culture is the fantasy novel series Harry Potter, written by J.K. Rowling, that chronicles the life of boy wizard Harry Potter as he struggles against the evil Lord Voldemort. Looking at Campbell's definition we can clearly see The Harry Potter series as an expression of the monomyth:
A hero [Harry Potter] ventures forth from the world of common day [the muggle world] into a region of supernatural wonder [the wizarding world]: fabulous forces [magic spells] are there encountered and a decisive victory is won [Harry defeats Voldemort]: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man [Harry is the “Chosen One,” a living legend, and a

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