Yesterday the Colorado Springs Gazette published my op-ed about the major themes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
I briefly discuss the heroes’ fight against tyranny, the redemption stories of Dumbledore and Snape, and the lessons of the Horcruxes and Hallows for dealing with death. The article reveals some important elements of the novel’s plot, as indicated.
So far illness has kept me away from the film, but I look forward to seeing how well the film carries out the themes of the novel.
I’ve published other essays about the Potter series at the web page for my book, Values of Harry Potter. For example, I’ve written more about “Tales of Beedle the Bard,” the children’s book that Hermione reads in the final novel, and the Hallows.