Sunday, February 27, 2011
Another Harry Potter Reference (sorry guys....)
While we were discussing Perceval in connection with the origins of the Holy Grail, Harry Potter immediately came to my mind. In the seventh book of the series, Harry and his friends search for the Deathly Hollows, which are three sacred objects, including the Resurrection Stone, the Invisibility Cloak, and the Elder Wand. This expedition relates to Perceval’s journey to acquire the Holy Grail. Just as Perceval matures throughout his quest, Harry discovers himself while looking for the hollows, and both characters’ selflessness enables them to succeed. Can you all think of any other connections between the story of the Grail and literature or culture?