Wizarding World Reflection

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Growing up, Harry Potter was a story that was ever present in the lives of my family. My older brother and sister are eight and ten years older, and they quickly became fascinated by this world. My dad would take them to the midnight book openings and they would bring home three copies of the new book. My siblings become enthralled with this world, and I so badly wanted to know and share in their passion. The Prisoner of Azkaban was the first Harry Potter book that I read by myself, and it was the first to not feel like a children’s book. The Wizarding World became so different than it had in the first two books, as I was able to vividly picture this world for the first time. The Prisoner of Azkaban introduces a plethora of information regarding the Wizarding World, and as that world grows, the characters become more complex and mature to match the expanding horizons of that world. One of my favorite things about The Prisoner of Azkaban is how it expands the Wizarding World geographically and physically. Throughout the first two books, the reader only sees Diagon Alley and Hogwarts. In the third book, J.K Rowling introduces …show more content…
In my opinion, Harry proved himself in the first two books and gained plenty of confidence. After the incident with the dementors on the train, Harry lost that confidence. All of a sudden he found a new opponent, the dementors, that he could not defeat. He felt helpless; a feeling that was incredibly new to Harry Potter. Even after he had produced a patronus with the help of Remus, Harry still felt inadequate and unprepared. He could not produce the patronus when the time came to protect his new father figure, and never thought that he had produced it. As a kid, I connected with the feeling of practicing but never believing I could achieve my goal. In my head I always thought someone else would save the day. When I discovered Harry saved the day, I thought that I could

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