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As Andrew Delbanco has observed, our society suffers from an impoverished moral vocabulary and lack of compelling and complex narratives about good and evil. The attendant cultural vacuum is especially problematic for our youth, who suffer an atrophying of the moral imagination. In the place of fertile, complex, and hopeful stories about the battle in the human soul between good and evil, there are tales that make goodness simplistic and evil complex and alluring. Indeed, strains of nihilism have become particularly pronounced in film, TV, and popular music. Young persons are thus deprived of a vocabulary, a stock of images and stories that could inspire and guide them in light of which to conceive their own lives and imagine their futures. The Harry Potter books and films, however, constitute a powerful countervailing force in the culture of American youth. In Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001), we find a rich depiction of the battle between good and evil, one that captures both the surface allure of evil and its ultimate banality. It also depicts goodness in terms of a shared appreciation of a set of virtues.