January 27th, 2015

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Is Voldemort truly evil or does he have a psychiatric condition?

Why is he unable to love?

If he is incapable of love can he truly be held responsible for his actions?


Voldemort remains one the most iconic villains in children’s literature. However, because of his iconic status, it can be difficult to recognise and relate to him him as a truly three dimensional character because in order to do so we must analyse him as a real person rather than a plot device.


I explore the root cause for Voldemort's inability to love and why, regardless of this "handicap" Voldemort is still ultimately responsible for his choices and his actions.