Fantasy fiction has intrigued the human imagination for ages. However, within the genre, masked in character arcs and allegory, there are numerous parallels to religion and folklore. These parallels have not gone unnoticed, and to this day, religious ideas in fantasy works continue to stir up debate.
More than twenty-five years after an eleven-year-old wizard received an acceptance letter from a rather special school, millions of people remain enthralled by his fantasy world. This is J.K. Rowling’s legacy – an audience so ardent that they cling to Pottermania even into adulthood.
“I just create the characters and their universe. Once that’s done, they make their own way in their world, and I become less of a writer and more a chronicler of their lives. It’s kind of like giving birth to a child.” Nishant Muralidharan, a junior in