Harry Potter’s Trials and Tribulations Introduction Coming of age stories have been a part of pop culture for centuries and it doesn’t seem like they will disappear any time soon. A popular coming of age story for today’s generation is the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter is a young orphaned boy who learns on his 1 lath birthday that he is in fact a wizard. After finding out that he is a wizard he is whisked away into the world of magic and attends Hogwash’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. On the way to Hogwash’s he befriends Hormone, Ron and Manville. After being placed under the sorting hat he is put into the house of
Griffin, Joining Hormone, Ron and Manville as housemates. He soon learns that the evil dark lord Voltmeter murdered his parent’s and that he also attempted to kill him, but fortunately left nothing but a lightning scar on his forehead. Bloodcurdling pertains to a novel genre about the moral and psychological growth and development of a character. There is something about the fact that valetudinarian’s can so easily captivate a wide range of audiences attention, maybe it is because we are mesmerism’s by a character’s hardships having the ability to teach us something about ourselves.
Characters go on adventures, withstand inner turmoil and develop as human beings. People enjoy reading about other people overcoming their struggles because it helps them to learn how to overcome their own. Harry Potter books are a practice course for kids on how to deal with problems that they have not been faced with yet in an offbeat way. Mastering Death Harry Potter’s character, manifest the stages of maturity we all must acquire on our imminent path towards death. “Harry Potter is fundamentally about death – the most existential theme of all.
Hardy’s coming of age is synonymous with his coming to arms with his immortality. Voltmeter’s fear of death fuels his evil ways and he violates the laws of nature in striving for immortality. ” (Ross 32) His mother and father were murdered when he was a baby by Voltmeter. Which led to him being brought up by his Aunt Petunia, his mother’s Jealous sister, in the mingle world. Being an orphan really played a part in his moral upbringing. He became his own mother, father, his mentor Tumbledown, and even Snaps combined. Voltmeter’s obsession with immortality is what led to his eminent demise. “To conquer death,
Voltmeter splits his soul into seven parts, hiding them in the treasures of his past greed. ” (Ross 32) In his efforts to remain immortal he ended up destroying himself in the process. Harry and Voltmeter’s view on death are completely different. Tumbledown had a major impact in Harry thoughts on death, his wise words: “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. ” (HP 6, 529) that have solidified Harry acceptance of death. After finding out that he has a a living relative, named Sirius Black, he is elate by the thought that he Just might have a real Tamil.
That dream soon comes crashing down when en is murdered by one to Voltmeter’s minions. This travesty adds to Harry realization that death is inevitable and that any attempts to attain immortality are futile. In one of the last scenes of the Deathly Hallows Harry makes the conscious decision for the “greater good” and offers himself to Voltmeter in the Forbidden Forest as an attempt to save the others. “Aware of his physical self more than ever before, Harry walks through the ancient trees with the spirits of loved ones by his side.
The image is striking compared to Voltmeter’s single-minded ambition:”… They arched through the old trees that grew closely together, their branches tangled, their roots gnarled and twisted underfoot. ” (HP 7) “Harry is symbolically closing the cycle of his life, having learned to accept his death as nature’s reality. ” (Ross 33) Adolescent Struggles to Adulthood The massive amount of popularity of the Harry Potter books signify the deep resonance readers feel with the psychological issues that this book brings to life.
After six years at Hogwash’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Harry is still finding himself. While he is disliked and abused in the Mingle world it doesn’t seem like the guarding world will cut him any slack. Though he is adored by his magical counterparts; that type of fame always comes with a price. Harry had made numerous friends during his stay at Hogwash’s. Those friends are what have saved him time and time again. Their diversity of Joint effort, bravery, selflessness was Voltmeter’s defeat.
Through all his hardships Harry still has the ability to be selfless, considerate, and show love and affection. While others ridiculed Ulna Loved, an eccentric Huffed, he befriended her. Others taunted Moaning Myrtle, a ghost who aunts an abandoned girls washroom, Harry didn’t Join in. He didn’t burn bridges with his former girlfriend Choc Change and was able to gain the respect of Sirius house elf Cheerer. Harry has become a true friend; he defends the weak, supports Just causes, and has honor.
These examples alone show that Harry former experiences in life are what have taught him between right and wrong. Between falling in love with your best friends sister and trying not to flunk your class; you would think that Harry Potter was Just an average teenage boy. He is an average student with big dreams to become an Aurora. Adolescence and the transition to adulthood are more than a series of successfully negotiated markers (leaving school, getting a Job, among others), they are a magical adventure.
The essential transition for Harry and his friends involves establishing a degree of competence as they face the challenges of their particular historical period. In the end, they emerge as “adults” not because of their chronological age, but because they have found a place for themselves in the world and mastered their environment. “(Mescaline 76) From an insecure humble boy to an overwhelmed and unappreciated adolescent, to finally proving himself to be the father he never knew. Harry has grown into his father’s son.
Negation e bloodcurdling doesn’t Just tell a story it involves the reader in the character’s journey. Once our hero has tested the reality of the outside world and made his decisions, he has successfully matured. The fact that millions of people are still buying into the tried-and-true plot that valetudinarian’s provide proves that it speaks to today’s generation. It is a tradition that goes back to ancient times. No matter what anyone says reading a book about a character overcoming their own obstacles inspires us to overcome our own.
In the Harry Potter books readers follow Harry growth and development as he gains knowledge and maturity along the way. The Deathly Hallows being the last book in the series reveals the transformation that takes place not only in Harry but in many other characters as well. Harry dedicates himself to destroying the Hercules, while putting the Hallows on the back burner. By choosing one and not the other, Harry has chosen to fight evil instead of trying to attain power. He has grown into someone that is truly selfless and heroic. In addition,
Ron also grows a great deal in this last installment. After rescuing Harry and destroying one of the Hercules, Ron realizes that he is significant to the group. He too has a role in fighting evil. He suppresses his feelings of insubordination next to Harry, and comes into his own. Hormone also reveals her growth as Belletrist was torturing her. For someone who was so emotionally weak, and cries all the time, she revealed how strong willed she could be. Through these characters and their gradual development, this book reveals the coming of age aspect that qualifies it as a bloodcurdling.
Conclusion Everybody enjoys reading about other people overcoming their struggles because it helps them to learn how to overcome their own. Hardy’s coming of age is synonymous with his coming to terms with his immortality. His understanding of life’s dilemma’s are what helped him make the conscious decision for the ‘greater good’ of the world. Harry Potter books signify the deep inflection readers feel with the psychological issues that this book brings to life. Writing this essay has shown me Just how much valetudinarian’s have affected me.
When Harry was able to conquer his battles I felt eke I could do the same. Valetudinarian’s have been inspiring people with their adventures and victories for years. This genre is sure to last for many more years to come.