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What are the morals in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?

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becdes | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 11, 2010 at 12:42 PM via web

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What are the morals in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 11, 2010 at 12:55 PM (Answer #1)

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To me, the most important morals are these:

First, people need to focus on what is most important in their lives.  We can see this in how Harry, Ron and Hermione stop attending Hogwarts and go off on their own to try to get rid of the remaining Horcruxes.

Second, people need to sacrifice in order to do what is best for their loved ones.  We can see this most vividly in how Harry has to die in order to actually defeat Voldemort.  He does not know that he will actually live, but he is willing to go and face Voldemort even so.  By his willingness to lose everything, Harry actually gains -- he is able to defeat Voldemort and save his own life and everything that he holds dear.

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q30r9m3 | Student , Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted February 27, 2011 at 12:37 PM (Answer #2)

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Putting your life in front of your friends and that obtaining power in the wrong way will make you fall.

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q30r9m3 | Student , Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted April 7, 2011 at 12:56 PM (Answer #3)

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Power can lead to corruption. Immortality never works. You can hide from death but you can not escape death. Love overpowers all. Just like a fairytale ending.

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