Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

There are implicit references to slavery and race throughout the text such as when Hermione wants to free the House Elves at Hogwarts who are physically bound to obey. What roles do blood and race play and is imprisonment only physical, or can it be psychological?

Topic 2

In this text, Harry faces great disillusionment from people he revered—Dumbledore, his father, and Sirius Black. How does this shape his perceptions of that and how does this changed perception affect the decisions he makes?

Topic 3

Liberty, Unity and Freedom are central themes in this text. How does Rowling show us the importance of uniting together and what that means for freedom? What are the historical parallels she is trying to draw with the Ministry of Magic and its refusal to acknowledge that Voldemort is back?

Topic 4

Harry’s relationship with Cho Chang fails. Does Rowling give us...

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