Wisdom of Harry Potter What Our Favorite Hero Teaches Us about Moral Choices

ISBN-10: 1591021332
ISBN-13: 9781591021339
Edition: 2003
Authors: Edmund M. Kern
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

associate professor of history at Lawrence University

Acknowledgments
Preface
Imaginatively Updating an Old-Fashioned Virtue
A Welcome Surprise and a Perilous Burden
Popularity and Criticism
What the Books Have to Offer
Imagination at Play
Imagination at Work
The Kids in Your Life
Plot Threads and Moral Fibers
Little Whinging
The Sorcerer's Stone
Flight from Death
The Chamber of Secrets
House-Elves and Mudbloods
The Prisoner of Azkaban
A Law unto Himself
The Goblet of Fire
That's Not How It's Supposed to Work
Harry Potter's Morality on Display: A Primer on Stoic Virtue
Frustration
Ambiguity
Hard Questions and Adult Mentoring
Constancy in the Face of Evil, and Other Virtues
Growing Up, Growing Pains
Greed, Conventionality, Demonic Threat
Kids among the Critics
A Culture of Consumerism
Familiar (and Unexamined) Assumptions
The Big Deal about Witchcraft
Pluralism
Imagination, History, Legend, and Myth
The Familiar and the Fantastic
The Uses of History, Legend, and Myth
Social Realism
The Problem of Evil
Stoicism and Religion
Being Enchanted
Afterword: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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