By: Diana Avila Gutierrez March 5th, 2021
Everyone in the world knows his name, some have read the books and others have seen the movies. It’s been two decades since the first novel came out and there are still muggles who don’t know anything about him.
Harry James Potter the boy who defeated the Dark Lord when he was only one year old became the first wizard to survive the killing curse and was only given a lightning scar. His parents died sacrificing themselves for him. Harry spent the rest of his childhood with his aunt and uncle who treated him poorly. At age 11 Harry is told that he is a wizard. He goes to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he studies magic. “The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches…and the Dark Lord shall mark him as his equal but he shall have power the Dark Lord knows not… For neither can live while the other survives…”
I read the first HP book when I was in third grade and after that I have never stopped. The books helped me expand my vocabulary and they taught me valuable lessons in life.
One lesson is that love beats even the most strongest force. Love is the theme of the books and it is mentioned several times. Creating friendships that last forever is the point of life, you learn by each other and grow together just like the Golden Trio.
Those who have never read Harry Potter will never know true love or friendship. What made me love the series was that the main character isn’t the ordinary, popular boy who has it all in life. Harry is an orphan who grows up with his aunt, uncle, and cousin who emotionally abuse him. The magical world is stunning. The castle, Hogwarts, with its hundreds of corridors and changing stairs. The Great Hall gathered with all the houses; Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, Hufflepuff under the candles and enchanted sky.
The Harry Potter world is beautiful. It is fascinating and will make you fall in love with it.