Why Harry Potter is still relevant in our everyday lives



Millions of fans are still passionate about the Harry Potter universe because the messages portrayed in the books and movies still have significance in daily life.

Katey Devine, Sports Editor

  1. Don’t judge others based on their reputations and backgrounds. People thought Harry was obsessed with his fame, but he tried to disassociate himself from “The Chosen One” title. Draco was raised by Death Eaters, but didn’t end up enjoying that life in the end.
  2. Despite bad things happening in our lives, we can still grow and move on. Harry had to experience the death of his parents, Cedric, Sirius, and Dumbledore, and yet he persevered.
  3. Never trust a book by its cover. You may find yourself with Tom Riddle’s diary and end up in the Chamber of Secrets and almost dead.  
  4. Animals are sometimes better company than humans. Between Harry’s attachment to Hedwig and his fondness of Buckbeak, he shows it is justifiable to become attached to your cat or dog.
  5. Friends are more than just people to laugh with. Dumbledore reminds us “We are only as strong as we are united, weak as we are divided,” meaning we should stick with those who will support us.
  6. There’s a reason why girls always go to the bathroom together: They’re either trying to open the Chamber of Secrets, distracting Moaning Myrtle, or they don’t want to run into a troll by themselves.
  7. Though people may be gone from your life, your memories will never leave. Whether it’s a death, or a long term separation, Sirius reminds us that “The ones who love us never really leave us.”
  8. Pronunciation is key. Remember, it’s LeviOsa, not LevioSA
  9. Feeling superior gets you nowhere in life. The Death Eaters and pure-bloods who thought they were better than the half-bloods and muggle-borns lost in the end.
  10. Human life is valuable. Harry saved Dudley from dementors and saved Draco from a burning room of requirement. Though Harry had reason to let his grudges guide his actions, his conscience overpowered and he chose to do the right thing.
  11. You can find magic anywhere you look. Whether it’s in reading, running, music, or traveling, magic can be found wherever you search.