When people say the potter series is growing darker, what do they mean?
On seeing this section in the NYT, I could not quite figure out what the craze is about the darkness of the series. Of course, it's getting darker. What else could it possibly do? After all, in The Deathly Hallows, Potter has to kill Voldermort. What else could he do? Only question remain is will he survive?
No doubt it's a fantastic series, but the criticism on TV, print and other media is going a little crazy. Even in otherwise good newspapers like NYT. You can see the critical starvation that Manhola Dargis and A.O. Scott undergo while trying to come up, oh, desperately come up with anything to justify a dissection.
To my mind, a proper dissection of Potter would be a waste of time. Some things in pop culture are best left alone.