J.K. Rowling knows her Dante

J.K. Rowling knows her Dante. In Sorcerer’s Stone, she has a three headed dog guarding the descent into the dungeon where the Sorcerer’s stone is kept. I can imagine that the filling of unlimited wealth and unending life is the answer to the gluttons devouring. In Dante’s 3rd Circle the gluttonous are mauled by the three headed dog Cerberus. The trio: Harry, Ron, and Hermione emerge victorious because of light, reason, discipline in difficulty, and self-sacrifice–all deficiencies which a gluttonous person exhibits.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s