Natalie-Marie Hart – Robert W. Sullivan IV – Cinema Symbolism in Harry Potter

Who doesn't love the magical world of Harry Potter? Celebrated as the boy who lived, Harry Potter is an orphaned boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the son of powerful wizards.
Harry Potter with his two friends Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley
  • Movie 1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • Movie 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Movie 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Movie 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Movie 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Movie 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Movie 7 & 8: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & Part 2

J.K. Rowling wrote these seven incredible titles “Harry Potter” that were adapted into eight blockbuster movies. It records the incredible life of Harry who was born on July 31st, 1980. Lord Voldemort tried to murder him when he was only a baby. But he was unsuccessful because of his mother’s sacrificial protection. He was the only person that was known to have survived the Killing Curse because of his mother’s pure, and deep love for her son that saved his life. Lord Voldemort successfully murdered his parents Lily and James Potter. And Harry would be celebrated as: “The Boy Who Lived.” By the age of eleven, he discovers that he is really a wizard, so he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry which is located in Scotland. He constantly fights against the dark forces and Lord Voldemort. Explore the symbolism with Robert W. Sullivan IV and Natalie-Marie Hart. Questions were asked about:

  • Vault 713
  • The four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Syltherin, and Ravenclaw.
  • The emblematic animal of Gryffindor which is known as the Lion
  • The emblematic animal of Syltherin is the snake.
  • Characters like Albus Dumbledore and Minerva McGongall which was discussed.


Robert W. Sullivan IV is a philosopher, historian, antiquarian, jurist, lay theologian, writer, mystic, showman, radio-TV personality, best-selling author, and lawyer. He recently published his new book Cinema Symbolism Part 2: More Esoteric Imagery in Popular Movies.


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