The meaning of all the deaths in HP: James and Lily: To establish the story line as well as to show orphans of war. Cedric Diggory: To show Voldemort's mercilessness. Sirius Black: To show Harry's lack of guidance/parental figures. Albus Dumbledore: To show the death of a great leader can't stop a war. Hedwig: To show the end of Harry's childhood. Mad Eye: To show the death of a soldier. Dobby: To show even the smallest of creatures can die a Hero's death. Fred Weasley: To show that some deaths you just can't get over. And that's okay. Tonks and Remus Lupin: To reestablish orphans of war. Colin Creevey: To show that the good die young, even when they aren't supposed to. Severus Snape: To show that you can always change your ways. Always.