As we know, the last book of the series of Harry Potter, Deathly Hallows, had the wielding of power as big part of the last chapter. We know the mighty Lord Voldemort will do anything to harness power and use it control anybody he wants too. There is only one problem with that, there is a little boy that goes by the name of Harry Potter that is the only one standing in the way from allowing Voldemort to have complete power and Voldemort needs to end Harry once and for all. As we learn through this last book, the only things that can stop Voldemort’s magic is; Love itself.
As a child, Voldemort or Tom Riddle, had a very rough life. As much as we know Tom Riddle was named after his muggle father who is said to have abandoned both his mother and him because his father found out his mother was a wizard. His mother shortly died after he was born and he was sent to an orphanage. This is where the power hungry Tom Riddle is born. He started to develop a strong hate for the muggle kids in his orphanage and would terrorize them to make himself feel superior over them.
In this last book it goes deep into the concept of harnessing power and trying to control it for ones self or for the better of a society. There people like Dumbledore where we find a not of him writing to Grindelwald about the dangers of having too much power and saying, “Yes, we have been given power and yes, that power gives us the right to rule, but it also gives us responsibilities over the ruled. We must stress this point, it will be the foundation stone upon which we build… where we meet resistance, we must use only the force that is necessary and no more” (Ch.18). This highlights Dumbledore knew the power they were trying to control could be used to destroy anyone who came in their path but understood that this power needed to be only used for important situations or events. Saying that they would not only have the power over the magic realm but also was powerful enough to take over the muggle realm too. This power needed to be controlled by someone who knows responsibility and is mature enough.
Another quote is when Harry finds out that he wields a power that Voldemort can not contain and Dumbledore tells Harry, “That which Voldemort does not value, he takes no trouble to comprehend. Of house-elves and children’s tales, of love, loyalty, and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing. Nothing. That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic is a truth he has never grasped” (Ch.35). This highlights the moment Harry finds he is stronger than Voldemort because he has the power of Love, which Voldemort’s magic knows nothing about. This is the reason why Harry defeats Voldemort and he can not do anything about it. Thanks to his mother Lily Potter!