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Is Harry Potter a Messianic Figure or a devil in disguise?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (a.k.a. Philosopher's Stone) is a story that exists within a rich transmedia universe derived from the novels by J.K. Rowling. The film was the number one box office seller for 2001 and the book and its sequels were a best-seller for years on end.
The story is about a boy who discovers he is a wizard and is invited to attend school at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but is that bad or is it a brilliant metaphor for something greater, eternal even?
The story follows the "hero’s journey" model employed by the main author. Central are the themes of love and redemption, friendship, and overcoming evil. Also, while the first story sets up the franchise setting and conflict for the six additional sequels, it is actually a self-contained story unto itself, completing the first of a series of A-B-C story arcs unto its own.
However, while later sequels do expand the wizarding world in a number of ways, one thing that is never addressed is the ultimate question of the origins of evil and good, namely: Where is God?