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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Themes

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Themes

Good Versus Evil

The eternal topic of the struggle of good against evil is the main theme in "The Chamber of Secrets." The struggle is seen in the novel through the battle between good magic over the Dark Arts of evil magic. The struggle can be seen on lots of levels. Characters in the novel can be divided into two broad categories: those who are good and those who are evil. Within those categories, there are main characters that are symbolic of either good or evil magic. The most basic level where this struggle can be seen is that between Draco and the Slytherin pupils who represent evil versus the Gryffindor pupils who symbolize good. When Slytherin succeeds in defeating Gryffindor at the start of the novel, in the matter of a Quidditch practice, this simple defeat is symbolic and gives the reader a clue about the rest of...

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