“…To him his longevity is a curse, forcing him from an early age to live alone. His unchanging appearance arouses hostility and suspicion. Superstitious neighbors condemn his mother as a witch. Similar accusations dog his beloved wife, Rose, and daughter, Marion, until he must leave them for their own safety. In the 400 years since Rose’s death he has roamed the world, unwilling to settle, unable to find happiness. The only thing that keeps him from taking his own life is the knowledge that Marion has inherited his condition and is out there somewhere, waiting for him to find her. ..”
via What Would It Be Like to Be 400 Years Old? – The New York Times
This is an excerpt from an article reposted from today’s issue of The Renegade Author…
“.. The Harry Potter series is the best-selling book series of all time, and as much as it may anger fundamentalist Christians, the similarities between the Harry Potter and the Bible do not end there…The Harry Potter series is the best-selling book series of all time, and as much as it may anger fundamentalist Christians, the similarities between the Harry Potter and the Bible do not end there.”
via Light in the Darkness: Harry Potter and the Bible
My personal comments (S Valtsioti):
I found this article to be very interesting…debate material for sure. One can find allegories everywhere, we can create parallels in the most unlikely places.
I am not sure that I agree or disagree with the idea that there are similarities between Harry Potter and the Bible…or rather, that certain parallels can be drawn…
I would love to hear your opinion…Please leave a comment with your opinions!