13. Death

"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." - Albus Dumbledore

Contrary to common impressions, Death is not an evil or disasterous card. Much as it is a natural part of the life cycle, Death leads to a rebirth, or a great transformation that refreshes and renews. This card is a sign of important endings and new beginnings.

As the Battle of Hogwarts draws to a close, Harry makes the noble decision to surrender himself in order to protect his friends and allow the complete destruction of Voldemort. By accepting the responsibility of his sacrifice, Harry achieves a maturity that truly marks his coming of age. Indeed, the killing spell creates a literal rebirth for Harry, who is purged of the remnants of Voldemort's soul and is revived as a wiser, confident hero.

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