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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Themes

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Themes

Equality and Freedom

Throughout the story and indeed the Harry Potter series, the notions of freedom and equality come up quite frequently. The key argument of Voldemort and his supporters has been that only those of pure wizarding blood are worthy to practice magic. Their fight to rid the wizarding world of those they deem impure is similar to the Nazi campaigns during WWII, including their manipulation of the media to sway public opinion and their use of brutality.

The plight of the house elves, viewed and treated as slaves by many wizards, is set against the efforts of people like Hermione to help liberate them. Still, Dobby's explanation that some of his elven brethren choose to not be freed is a paradox, in that they make a conscious decision to continue to be slaves.

The strained relationship that the centaurs have with humans also exemplifies the idea that...

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