Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone vs The Deathly Hallows: Themes

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The Harry Potter series is a world filled with magic, adventures, and memorable quirky characters. All seven books by J.K. Rowling featuring Harry Potter the young boy wizard with a unique lightening scar and even more remarkable destiny continues to influence and inspire children and adults around the world. Rowling manages to balance humor and darker themes in the children’s books that allows for a wider range of audience to connect with the story. Themes such as death, love, sacrifice, prejudice, and good versus evil are major themes that occur throughout Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Death is one of the major themes throughout the books and is introduced in the very first installment, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, in which Albus Dumbledore, the Headmaster of the wizardry boarding school called Hogwarts, discusses the death of Potter’s parents with Professor Minerva McGonagall “The rumor is that Lily and James Potter are – are – that they’re – dead’ “(Rowling 14). Dumbledore decides to leave Harry with his last remaining ...
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