The wisdom of Harry Potter: what our favorite hero teaches us about moral choices

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Prometheus Books, Sep 30, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 296 pages
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In this original interpretation of the Harry Potter sensation, Edmund M Kern argues that the attraction of these stories to children comes not only from the fantastical elements embedded in the plots, but also from their underlying moral messages. This fresh, instructive, and upbeat guide to Harry Potter will give parents many useful and educational suggestions for discussing the moral implications of this continuously popular series of books with their children.

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User Review  - 06nwingert - LibraryThing

Edmund Kern takes the moral aspects of Harry Potter, including love, loyality, friendship, standing up to your enemies, etc. and analyzes them in the real-world/business-world context. He hilights how ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adam Ross - Goodreads

There is some substantial good here, but his thesis is that Harry expounds Stoic philosophy. While there is the idea of constancy and such in the books, on the whole the thesis doesn't seem supportable by a close reading of the text. Read full review

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
11
PLOT THREADS AND MORAL FIBERS
45
GREED CONVENTIONALITY DEMONIC THREAT
129
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Edmund M. Kern (Appleton, WI) is associate professor of history at Lawrence University.