Jake Lee

Dissertation

This dissertation explores how Nazi ideology has been portrayed in the Harry Potter franchise. It focuses on how Lord Voldermort’s view can be compared to Adolph Hitler’s extremist views. This will be based on Hitler’s conception that the Aryan race was the master race and how the pure-blooded Wizards are the master race from the view of Voldermort. It focuses on the racism that can be connected between the two groups. Hitler viewed Jews as descending from non-European races and therefore being below Germans and the rest of Europe. This is similar to the view that Muggles and Muggle-borns are the lowest form of people to Voldermort within the Wizarding world. It looks at the prejudice and racist acts that take place from the Nazis and the Death Eaters.