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.

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