Abstract

By using Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy on fate and free will and by closely examining the Harry Potter texts, this paper considers the opportunities Rowling allows her characters for free will as they are balanced against the strong hand of fate, demonstrating how both forces work to encourage strong-willed characters.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-3374
Print ISSN
0092-8208
Pages
pp. 181-206
Launched on MUSE
2010-05-14
Open Access
No
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