In the book and movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Dumbledore, the schoolmaster/sage at Hogwarts (the school for the magically gifted) says that we're not judged by the gifts or abilities we are given but by the choices we make. The dramatic appeal of the Harry Potter stories is that we watch him confront challenges created by the villainous Lord Voldemort, make the right decisions and succeed. Goodness wins the day; it's very satisfying.
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