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Good or evil?: Attitudes to Death in the Harry Potter Novels.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay will look at some characters from the Harry Potter novels, their attitude to deaht and their ability to love. The focus is to look at how their different stances to death and love make them good or evil. Most attention will be given to some key characters: Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter, Severus Snape, and Albus Dumbledore. Their attitudes to death is first to be dealt with, followed by an investigation of their ability to love. After that, a conclusion by analysing more briefly some minor characters who are part of Voldemort’s Death Eaters. The analysis is mainly restricted to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but there are a few examples from some of the other books in the Harry Potter series as well. 

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2014. , 14 p.
Keyword [en]
attitudes, death, love, good, evil, Harry Potter
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Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-32709OAI: diva2:727131
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Available from: 2014-06-23 Created: 2014-06-19 Last updated: 2014-06-23Bibliographically approved

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