Embracing Destruction for the Love of a Wayward Son: Narcissa Malfoy’s Subversive Victory

In the world of Harry Potter, Lilly Potter reigns as a kind of patron saint to the powerful magic of love. Continue reading “Embracing Destruction for the Love of a Wayward Son: Narcissa Malfoy’s Subversive Victory”

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The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 1): Jesus, the Crowds, and the End of Violence

Many of us have probably read or seen the recently wildly popular Hunger Games. Continue reading “The Woman Caught in Adultery (Part 1): Jesus, the Crowds, and the End of Violence”

Powers the Dark Lord Knows Not: Literary Descent in Harry Potter

In his book on the seven basic plots found in stories, Booker describes one of the basic plots as the quest narrative. Continue reading “Powers the Dark Lord Knows Not: Literary Descent in Harry Potter”