The Concept of Good Versus Evil in Harry Potter

April 13, 2021 by Essay Writer

Light and darkness, two aspects of life that differ in all magnitudes and shapes. The world is split in two, good people and bad people, both have good and bad inside of them. What matters is the part people choose to act on. From the wizarding world or muggle world. Foremost, it is harder to understand what is worse than the punishing, unloving Dursleys and their bully son, or the wizarding bullies like Draco, who besides insults with, can cast spells along them. But, there is someone half-alive, half-defeated, unicorn blood drinker, the evilest wizard ever, Lord Voldemort.

Furthermore, everyone understands what an act of evil is, and Voldemort qualifies extravagantly for acts of evil representing hatred, greed, and intolerance. He has killed for self-defense, not to protect others, not for any of the reasons that people might all be able to imagine. He has killed cold-bloodedly, sometimes for enjoyment, sometimes for his own personal gain. That is called evil, and at the end of both books there is a clash of two extremely different, want a better world, souls. One that has been damaged and has become less human, because human includes the capacity to love and Voldemort has deliberately dehumanized himself. And there is this flawed, vulnerable, wounded, and yet still fighting, still loving, still daring to hope soul which is Harry on the good side. They meet, and they clash, and it is what happens when they clash what gives the audience the rush of adrenaline to make them interested in the story. Consequently, during their first confrontation for the sorcerer’s stone, Lord Voldemort tells Harry, “There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it…”. This statement refers to how Voldemort wants to change the perception of bad justifying being evil as his search for power against others with the absence of it, better known as “weak.” Questioning the goodness of his actions in order to attract Harry to his side. In the Chamber of Secrets, Professor Dumbledore states “it is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

In this book, the audience begins to understand that despite the fact that Harry and Voldemort share a lot of life circumstances practically speaking, it is their decisions that characterize them and make them truly different. In essence, the concept of good versus evil is meant to represent most people in society. As the yin and yang symbol represents, the light is good, the dark is bad, the black dot in the light side means the amount of darkness that is in the good, and the white dot in the dark side means the amount of good that is in the darkness. No one is one hundred percent good or evil, all people have both inside of them, but it depends on which urges they choose to act on.

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