This thought-provoking piece takes us to Harry Potter’s world and a study of mothers in that world—and how their actions permit an interpretation of some forms of offensive violence as pre-emptive or even defensive.
Mauk, Margaret S.
"‘Your Mother Died to Save You’: The Influence of Mothers in Constructing Moral Frameworks for Violence in Harry Potter,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 36
, Article 8.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol36/iss1/8
Available for download on Wednesday, October 31, 2018