Our next Quibble of the Week comes from Ellie, and she has a fundumental problem with the way Lily Evans is reflected in the book series:
"The problem with dying," Ellie writes, "other than leaving those whom you love on Earth, is that all your bad traits are lost too..."
According to Ellie, Lily Evans is martyrized; raised to an emblem of love and feminine perfection... once she dies, and the author has a problem with that, because thinking of her as such seem to entail forgetting about the original Lily.
To what extent do you agree with this paper - that to consider Lily as a saint or a symbol actually belittles her human sacrifice? Or, if you disagree with this quibble, is it possible that Lily Potter has been misrepresented here and that she is, truly, a proper angel of the 'Potter' series?