Thursday, January 14, 2010
Talk Thursday // Harry Potter
So I know I'm a little late to the party, but I've just started reading the Harry Potter series for the first time. I started reading "Prisoner of Azkaban" last night and am intrigued to say the least. I haven't even seen the movies so this is all new to my Muggle brain! =)
I don't want to use this blogging format to stir up controversy, but there has been a lot of discussion over the last 12 years regarding this series. And I'd like to know your thoughts (in a completely respectful and gracious manner to all other opinions). The main thrust of the controversy is over now (since most of it has been aimed at the Twilight series), but likely the vast majority have read the books or at least seen the movies.
As for my two cents, there is a clear picture of good vs. evil theme throughout the book and evil is depicted by greed, pride, selfishness and control whereas good is depicted as loyalty, honesty, working towards something greater than your own means, and risking your own life for the people you care about. These are universal themes of goodness that are simply set in a backdrop of wizardry.
So, what are ya'll's thoughts on the Harry Potter franchise? Good/bad/indifferent? No spoilers!!!