There are 3 types of people in the world:-
-Those who haven’t read Harry Potter and don’t know much about it.
-Those who have read Harry Potter and loved it ❤
-Those who say they have read the books and didn't like them
I don't understand the 3rd type. When I first read the series, I understood what obsession felt like. I couldn't put it down. My thoughts were filled with it. It wasn't healthy, clearly. Especially, when I finished the books. It was like a void in my brain. I saw the movies to fill that void and wanted to chuck my laptop after it was done.
All this sounds badly exaggerated, I know, but it's all true. I have all my friends and family to back me on that because during my HP obsession period, it's all I was about.
All the people who have met HP fanatics and aren't one don't get it. For obvious reasons *thinks about how mad I am over it*. To you, it's a book. A good book, doubtless. Excellent plot, brilliant characters, plot twists and all, but it's a book, goddammit!
I use this post to explain what it was to the fans and what it taught me.
1. It made me experience a lot, most of all- the feeling to escape into a world a quadrillion times more exciting than your own. Harry Potter is written in a way that you start to live with the characters. From the first book, where you hunt for the stone to the last book, where you battle for the characters you've grown to love so much. I laughed, cried and experienced it all with this series. Once again, I know just how obnoxious this sounds but that's what it was, okay!
2.Obsession never ends well. (I know how ironic this is, but yet lol) Voldemort was obsessed with power . Bellatrix was obsessed with Voldemort. Their stories didn’t end very well. Enough said.
3.Everyone got a tragedy and everyone got a pot of gold.
4. Being an unsung hero doesn't mean you aren't a hero. May it be Neville, Molly, Ginny or any one in the book at all, they did what they felt was right. That made them a hero, unsung, but heroes.
5.At all points of the book, there is something to fear. But fear is a problem, more often than not, bigger than the problem itself. Sometimes you must just scream- 'Ridickulus'.
6. The characters taught me everything:-
Harry taught us the importance of friendship and bravery and how in the end, love for your closest ones is the best kind of magic we have.
Ron taught us that we are all important in our own way and sometimes, it's best to live life the best way possible even if we feel we aren't good enough.
Hermione taught young girls to be fierce warriors and not delicate princesses.
Draco taught us how you will never be happy until you live on your own terms.
Voldemort taught us how a life without love and only greed was barely anything to brag about.
The Weasleys taught us what it meant to be family
Luna taught us how being yourself made you the happiest
The Twins taught us that even in the darkest times, there is hope, light, joy and laughter.
To those of you who hasn't read the series- there's a reason we're begging you to! It makes us happy just to think that there's someone reading it all for the first time not knowing the adventure that awaits you next.
PS: I know this is quite different from what I usually write but just wanted to try something new 🙂 Tell me what you feel about it.