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Friday, July 19 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Snape, Dumbledore, and the Powers of Love and Choice

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“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” “The weapon we have is love.” These two lines set up the entire Harry Potter series, and establish two not magical, but rather human, powers as the most important in the story. Perhaps no other parts of the series emphasize that more than the lives of Snape and Dumbledore. In this presentation, I explore how the two of the most iconic and controversial characters are shaped by the powers of love and choice in parallel and yet opposite ways.


Katy Herman

Katy Herman is a proud Hufflepuff, a writer, and a lover of literary analysis. She probably wouldn’t be any of those things if it weren’t for Harry Potter. This is her ninth convention with her BFF and partner in Potter, her mom, and her third time as a presenter. When she’s... Read More →

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Salon 5 Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown