link to 1st installment http://cophilosophy.blogspot.com/2015/11/part-1-final-exam.html
The significance of death is a great theme in Harry Potter. In the Order of the Phoneix there is an encounter between Voldemort and Dumbledore where Dumbledore chooses not to take Voldermorts life while voldemort claims that there is nothing worse than death dumbledore responds like socrates stating “Your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness” Dubmbledore also tells Harry in The Socerers Stone that “Death is the next great adventure” A common conception of happiness is getting what you want. While most people's go to is money Dumbledore warns against that and many philosophers claim that money is the root of all evil. Dumbledore's challenge and belief is true happiness is getting and wanting the right things. Leading into religion, love of the wrong things such as money the authors claim that this is an evil precisely because it keeps us from loving eternal things. Naturalism claims that we die without experiencing it putting a positive spin on a negative situation.