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In "Should We Be 'Wild About Harry'?, an article by Stephen McGarvey, certain elements in the Harry Potter novels could be sending children the wrong message.¹

The children in the story, though good, sometimes commit questionable acts for an ultimate good result or to fight evil. This 'ends versus the means' mindset is not good to teach to young children, especially since they already enjoy the mischievous qualities of Harry and his friends, according to McGarvey.

This is potentially dangerous ground because it could possibly be teaching children that even as a good person it may be at times necessary to do bad things.

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¹ CrossWalk: Should We Be 'Wild About Harry'? by Stephen McGarvey

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