This is written by my sister Rashi. We have together grown up and found these books a beacon of hope in trials and tribulations. When she heard I had a contest going on, she of course quickly tried to find time and furnished this piece. I hope you all enjoy this write up as part of the festival 🙂
my darling sister Rashi 🙂
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” But he understood at last what Dumbledore had been trying to tell him. It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew — and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents — that there was all the difference in the world.”
I know many of you have been saying that Harry Potter started as a children’s book. But what I have always seen is Rowling’s subtle ways of understanding philosophies and presenting to them at right times. One of the most memorable ones is of course the stark difference between choosing your destiny and being forced into it. Something about choices we make, this element is scattered all through the series.
How Harry despite always wanting to stay out of trouble through a series of choices, all centered around friendship and courage, is finally able to defeat the darkest wizard of all times.
“Its our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”
And of course the best of all.
If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
As a child what would you have understood from these three quotes could not be taught to you within the four walls of school. Of course one could say other forms of literature also teaches similar stuff. But then I would say other forms of literature do not also teach you to look out for a 9 3/4 station everywhere. See Harry Potter teaches you life lessons and instills an insight for miracles as well. Even today at twenty two I look at a pillar on some random platform and imagine a hogwarts train on the other side.
The images that I carry of this book have made me a dreamer. It has taught me that yes people are not what they seem, they need to be understood in better ways. It taught me that Sirius was a wanted criminal for many and the only chance of kinship for harry. Life is not what it seems. We know this but Harry Potter tried to teach this in a children’s book, not through Dr. Seuss.
Its a real life example I am quoting here, whenever at work or somewhere else I am required to think out of box I remember this quote:
“Of course its happening inside your head Harry,but why on earth should that not mean that it’s not real?”
Harry Potter taught me life’s biggest lesson, no matter how bleak the things look, even if the worst of worst kinds of wizards with their potentially death inducing spells are after your life- it isn’t over if you don’t say it is.
This is written for Harry Potter Festival
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Hiya Rashi! So nice to meet you. I am not a Harry Potter fan, but enjoyed your post! I know many people adore HP and the characters. What I love to see is the devotion!
Thank you Richa. As I said before, you rock … and so does your logo!
Thats right, harry potter has this fan following which is almost like a religion in itself. Sometimes I feel more than the book that is important…
And thanks a lot Vidya. Hopefully some more logos might come up soon!! 🙂
Yes, I agree with you. Harry Potter movie is very magical and powerful. I have a good news to tell you.
Hello! my fellow friends. I am feeling great honored to be here to tell you a good news about Harry Potter cosplay costumes which I hear from the website-skycostume.com now. Here are the good news.
Danny Radcliffe, the leading role in Harry Porter’s will be in the TV screen showing his face in public again. The second season of “a young doctor’s notes” series co starred by him and the “advertising madman” Jo Hamm will be launched on the Sky Arts station on November, the 21th. “Harry Potter” and “advertising madman” with this strange combination will attack again.
Wow… Loved the post… have to really think of something that has not been said before for my post.. coz i feel all the HP lovers somehow bond to the same thoughts and share the experience..Kudos to Rashi…and more Kudos to you Richa for being able to get her write this
haha yes making her write I believe was a bigger task! Now waiting for your post madame 🙂
bfully written Rashi
Incidentally I commented on some other blog how I eagerly used to look at walls between platforms.
This magic never ceases to amuse us.
H P Is an integral part in us, taught us life’s lessons. Non readers can never understand it
I agree with your last point Afshan, non potter fans can never understand it 🙂
Such a brilliant post and some of my fav quotes there. Dumbledore is my bestest character. Good job rashi.
Thank you richa for sharing. Btw,my sister’s name is also rashee.