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Film Snapshot: Who we really are

I just watched Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix again and was struck once more by this scene, particularly how it echoes the condition of human nature, this idea that we have within us both the echoes of our creation in the image of God as well as our bent towards selfishness and sin:
Harry Potter: This connection between me and Voldemort, what if the reason for it is that I am becoming more like him? I just feel so angry, all the time, and what if after everything that I’ve been through, something’s gone wrong inside me? What if I’m becoming bad?

Sirius Black: I want you to listen to me very carefully, Harry. You’re not a bad person. You’re a very good person who bad things have happened to. You understand? The world isn’t split into good people and death eaters, we’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we chose to act on, that’s who we really are.

(Nod to Ken at C-Orthodoxy for the text for the quote; when I Googled for the quote rather than rewinding the DVD, his post was among the first 10 listings! Heh, good job, my bloggy friend. And, for what it's worth, I happen to agree with him on the quality of this adaptation.)
(Image: Warner Bros via Wikipedia)

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