Eight movies, seven books, four houses, three friends, two sides and one destiny. A story that popped up in the mind of a struggling writer during her train journey. A single mother who transformed to a billionaire author. An imaginary world which made us believe in magic. Hope your mind has registered the theme by now 😜
The world of witchcraft and wizardry came alive with Joanne Kathleen Rowling’s Harry Potter series. He was indeed the boy who lived and still lives. As for us(90’s kids) we almost grew up along with him.
In all the series so far it’s the hero who has super powers and talented in every aspect, and villains are only hungry for power alone. But the uniqueness of this magical series lies in it’s choice of villain. Here we have Tom Marvolo Riddle a.k.a. Lord Voldemort, a highly qualified talented wizard who turns a baddie boasting his dark arts abilities. The maven till date remains a super villain amongst the very many fantasies I’ve come across. Young Tom was a chocolate boy during his school days, but the bloke lost his nose and got a snake like look in the later part of the novel. Adding so many feathers in the villain’s hat, JRo contrarily chose a young not-so-handsome misfit wizard as the protagonist.
The Sorting Hat’s decision to put Harry into Slytherin just slipped away in the split of a second taking Harry’s own choice into consideration. But what if it did do that? A golden trio of Harry, Draco and Pansy. A powerful Slytherin quidditch team. Everyone hailing Slytherin and dumping off Gryffindor. Harry and Voldemort strengthening the connection between them and increasing their followers. Again the one question that remains hypothetical would be Snape’s attitude towards Harry. Better eye contacts. Definitely the degree of shrewdness would have gone mild and we would have missed few hilarious conversations.
Throughout the series we witnessed the death of many characters who played a vital role . Sirius, Albus, Dobby, Severus, Fred and Lupin all of them left us mourning. Despite the sentiment, the death of Tom was grieved the most I assume, neatly wrapping up the entire plot , fixing up the entire jig saw puzzle of the prophecy, the Chosen One, twin wands and horcruxes. The unbelievable twist, Snape gave us in the last part made him a hero.
A discussion with few Potterheads gave me insights on how an alternative ending could have been. Ron willingly helps Peter as Scabbers; when Voldemort brings Harry’s body to Hogwarts after the battle, Ron becomes the first one to declare his allegiance to him. Harry agonised on hearing this, jumps back to life cursing Ron to death. Voldemort is defeated and Harry lives happily with Hermione, marrying her(ending Ginny’s quest). Another one went like Harry and Voldemort both of them dying together with their wands destroyed. Neville killing Nagini and claiming The Chosen One title in the end. No doubt that JRo’s ending still remains the best.
Boys, if you still want more reasons to like Harry Potter, I suggest you watch the movies and just concentrate on Emma Watson😍
P. S. This post is a magical compilation of ideas proposed by few wizards and witches. Muggles , welcome to our world!! 🌟✨Magic is Might✨🌟