26 Jul '11, 1pm

(ST|blog) Harry Potter: My moral codebook

'I'm going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us all killed - or worse, expelled.' Hermione Granger, 11, a first-year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, had just returned to her dormitory with her friends, Ron Weasley and Harry Potter, after accidentally discovering a three-headed dog in an area out of bounds to all students. To a nine-year-old me, it seemed that getting expelled would be worse than getting killed. What would Harry do? The seven books and eight films of Harry Potter have become a sort of a moral code of conduct for me, teaching me lessons of all sorts. When I was younger and caught in a moral dilemma, I'd think 'What would Harry/Ron/Hermione do?' Once, I realised that I had forgotten to finish a math assignment for school. Immediately, Harry's face swam into my mind, and I imagined him telling me: 'Go on...

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