Not Fluff

I love reading all things Harry Potter (obviously), but sometimes even I get a little annoyed at some of the fluffy writing that gets put out under the heading of a "scholarly article".  It's always such a letdown--you're expecting something new and deep, and then you start reading and it's just...fluff.

"Moral Choice in the Harry Potter Novels" was not such a let down.  Although some of the ideas have been covered before (what hasn't?), I think the discussion of the limitations on Harry's free choice ("like the early Christians in the Roman Coliseum, head held high or not, he goes in [to the arena] regardless") versus Snape as the ultimate free agent is very interesting.  Go read.