Hermione was doing something that could have dire consequences just for her own advantage. Why was she allowed to use it and nobody else?
Was Hermione right to use the time-turner?
What could have gone wrong if she misused the device?
What were the implications of her using the device?
What are the ethical issues of using such a device?
What could we do if we could turn back time?
Harry's Invisibility Cloak and the Mischief-Makers' Map
Harry uses these mainly for mischief and when he wants to do things he's not been banned from doing (visiting the village etc.)
Does his using the items for good deeds make up for the other uses?
What would we do if we could become invisible? If we could know where everybody else - especially those in authority - were, and could avoid them?
Magic vs. Science
People in Harry Potter's world often routinely use magic for things that would be considered unethical or condemned in our world.
Magic is used where we would use science, but more adventurously and freely.
Does technology change our lives like magic could?
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