Harry Potter and Humanity: Choices, Love, and Death

Reason Papers 34 (1):33-41 (2012)
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In this article, I analyze how the Harry Potter novels bring to awareness two fundamental aspects of the human condition: the importance of one’s choices and the inevitability of one’s mortality. These are highlighted through the contrast of the characters of Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort.

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Shawn E. Klein
Arizona State University


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