Morality In Harry Potter, By J. K.

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Interestingly his aunt, uncle, and cousin never seem to learn from experiences with Harry and fail to treat him humanely. Despite Harry’s abuse, he remains polite to his family as they are the only family he has left. The only time he acts out occurs when one of them disrespectfully comments about his parents – which sadly is a common occurrence. Unfortunately Harry’s emotional abuse is not exclusive to his aunt and uncle’s home. He also is mistreated by his classmates and sometimes professors at Hogwarts. One of Harry’s professors, Professor Snape, is especially cruel toward Harry. He is depicted as a callous and dark character in this book, often bullying and ridiculing his students in class, in particular, the Gryffindor students. Snape’s …show more content…
K. Rowling uses Harry Potter and other characters to emphasize perfection is unattainable in all aspects of life, but perhaps even more so in matters of morality. Although mostly moral, Harry displays some desires and acts which aren’t completely moral. Simply because a person is not the epitome of integrity and excellence does not indicate that they cannot still aim for greatness. People who struggle against their imperfections – their own infallible human nature – will flounder at times, but those who persist and continue fighting for a purpose demonstrate a far more powerful example to the audience. The book offers many examples of …show more content…
He sometimes makes mistakes, but this underscores in the book that not even the hero is held to a perfect standard. Since Harry is only thirteen years old, he is still young, still learning and developing his personal character. Yet, at thirteen, Harry still proves to be highly ethical consistently making good choices. As the story progresses his morals strengthen, though struggling at times, he truly makes an effort to do what is right, making sound decisions when it actually counts.
Despite questionable treatment he receives from some of his Hogwarts professors, Harry remains somewhat respectful to them. Similarly Harry’s aunts, uncle, and cousin treat him deplorably, though it is only in subtle ways in which he quietly fights back never resorting to violence or bodily harm. Harry selflessly saves the lives of friends and enemies as well. Throughout the course of the story as Harry matures, so does his moral code and ethical values. Through his intelligence, his wit, and his magical powers, he makes a strong, authoritative point that is not lost on the

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