Harry Potter. What comes into your mind? Suffice to say, even though you might not have read any of his books, you can say he is The Boy Who Lived, after surviving the killing curse, or the Avada Kedavra.
I’m of a Christian religion, and I have been taught that Harry Potter has magic, which displeases God, but I can still say that he is wonderful.
After all, books let us enter their world of fantasies, where we can escape reality for a while.
I’m a Harry Potter fan. I wouldn’t be called that if I didn’t take various quizzes about Harry Potter and getting high marks. I computed what year he went to Hogwarts. I read and re-read his books. I watched all the movies. I watched all videos about facts on Harry Potter. I get mad at Harry Potter’s enemies. Too bad my Harry Potter fantasies can only be shared with only one friend in my batch. 😿
Harry Potter has a lot of mysteries woven in the book. As you read, you will find things that may seem normal and weird, and later on, you will find the explanation. Why has Gilderoy Lockhart seemed to fail at every single thing he has done, even though his books show otherwise? It turns out that he was a fraud (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book Two).
One HP (Harry Potter) debate you have probably heard of before was our debate on whether Professor Snape is good or evil. Well, it turns out he was originally evil, since he was a Death Eater, but he crossed over to become good. No wonder everyone was confused on how come Dumbledore trusts Snape and why he killed Dumbledore. Also, even though the Malfoys were evil, they were unfairly accused of almost every bad event that happened.
Almost all the characters had some lesson to give out. Here:
“Me! Books! And cleverness! There are more important things-friendship and bravery…” -Hermione Granger
“I don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.” – Harry Potter
“That’s chess! You’ve got to make some sacrifices! I take one step forward and the queen takes me – that leaves you free to checkmate the king, Harry!” – Ron Weasley
“Don’t trust something that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps it’s brain.” – Arthur Weasley
“The thing about growing up with Fred and George is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – Ginny Weasley
“Wit above measure is man’s greatest treasure.” -Luna Lovegood
“Only the difference between truth and lies is courage and cowardice.” – Professor McGonagall
“There is no good or evil, only power, and those too weak too seek it.” – Professor Quirrell
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – Sirius Black
“It is our choices, Harry, that defines what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore.
Harry Potter gives a lot of lessons, if not values, that we can apply into our lives. It can justify your argument on why we should still keep reading Harry Potter. By the way, I recommend you read the whole series. Thank you!