Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows Part One

 Harry Potter

J. K. Rowling’s epic story comes full circle in the Deadly Hallows.  Warner Brothers in their infinite, sage, economic reasoning releases this last film in two parts—November and May.

Based on the profit margin from the previous films, it will be a very good year or should I say years for Warner from this intriguing franchise. Of course, Harry and friends are no longer children playing games and preparing for life.

They face their dark shadows in this film.  Sometimes, children have to grow up fast in this world, and these children certainly did.

Evil does not discriminate based on age. Life is difficult enough for too many children on this planet. 

As always, read the books as well as going to the cinema and eventually purchasing the various DVD versions in 2011.  Reading is essential to the development of the mind, especially in children.

A word of caution: make sure your child is mature enough to watch this film.  Death, pain, suffering are just the preface to this well-crafted feature.

The archetype symbols used in the books and beautifully transferred to the screen reach deep into the inner recesses of our minds.  It awakens within us why we are afraid of the dark shadows of night and the mysterious closet across from our childhood bed or what lurks under our bed.  Deep inside our polished, rational minds we know there is something evil out there waiting for its opportunity. Evil takes many forms both human and non-terrestrial.

Will leave you with this brief summary on Carl Jung’s views on archetypes. The last one is collective unconscious that I referred to in the post above:

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung believed that archetypes are models of people, behaviors or personalities. Jung suggested that the psyche was composed of three components: the ego, the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious. According to Jung, the ego represents the conscious mind while the personal unconscious contains memories, including those that have been suppressed. The collective unconscious is a unique component in that Jung believed that this part of the psyche served as a form of psychological inheritance. It contains all of the knowledge and experiences we share as a species. Kendra Cherry 

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