Thursday, October 18, 2007

JK Rowling comes clean about Christian undertones in HP series

Here's the article from MTV. There are spoilers, so don't click unless you've already read DEATHLY HALLOWS.

I didn't actually recognize a couple of quotations in DEATHLY HALLOWS as being from Corinthians and Matthew, but Christian imagery is, um, fairly manifest on certain occasions in the book.

Anyway. Interesting for several reasons.


eleKtrofly said...

well, the entire narrative is remarkably similar to king arthur legends in which mystic christianity plays an important rĂ´le.

Cheryl said...

Funny, I just posted about this article on my blog.

I thought the most interesting part was JKR saying she had doubts about there being life after death. Totally seems to go against the message of Deathly Hallows.

Susanne said...

I don't mind the Christian undertones of the series at all, but for some reason it bothers me to have her come out and say that that was her specific purpose. It makes it seem as if the point of the books was to spread the "Good Word" instead of just to show that these themes are universal.