Wednesday, 30 October 2013

What can you learn from Harry Potter?

Sometimes nothing is more inspiring than reading a good book with a good message. For me, one of these is the Harry Potter book series and it seems an appropriate thing to discuss seeing as Halloween is just around the corner! I do LOVE the Harry Potter films but I just think that there's a lot missing that movie exclusive fans just don't know about! There are so many messages that you can learn from the books, here a just a few of my favourites (if you haven't read the books or watched the films BEWARE there are spoilers!):

1) The Importance of Love and Friendship
This is not something that just appears here and there but is core to the whole book series itself. If Lily had not sacrificed herself for Harry, there would be a completely different story! And it's this ability to love that sets Harry apart from Voldemort. Also, I think the books give an accurate representation of true friendship. Through all the fights and quarrels and arguments; Hermione and Ron stuck by Harry; a friendship that can sometimes be hard to find in real life. Had Hermione and Ron not helped, may be Harry would have never found those horcruxes!

2) Choices
Right from the start, when Harry first arrived at Hogwarts and first put on the Sorting Hat, he decided he wanted to be in Gryffindor House. That choice probably was one of the best ones he made as not only did he grow into a great wizard (god knows what would have happened had he been in Slytherin!) he also met Ron, Hermione, Neville and all of his other friends. Lily chose to sacrifice herself for Harry; Severus Snape chose to act as a spy for Dumbledore's Army and Ron and Hermione chose to support Harry on his mission. I feel as this is something that you can relate to in life. Whether your 15 or 55, your always faced with decisions in your life. Hard choices. Easy choices. Irreversible choices. Bad choices and good choices. You've just got to hope that you've made the right ones. 

3) Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover
Severus Snape was always made out to be a villain right from the start when Harry first laid eyes on him. And then when we found out that Snape had put a spell on Harry's broom in his first quidditch match, I really didn't like him! Then when he killed Dumbledore, I detested the guy! It's not till the very end, that you realise what his true intentions were, and by then it was too late and you kind of feel guilty for how much you hated him. 

4) Self-belief
Confidence is very important throughout the books. Look at Hermione, not only is she extremely clever, she trusts her own capability. Neville lacked the self belief in the first few books but we were able to see how he grew into great adult and became a prominent member of Dumbledore's Army just because he started trusting his own abilities. 





So what do you think about the Harry Potter franchise? Have you read the books? What have you learnt from them? Leave a comment below!




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30 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you that the books are better than the movies. I think the sacrificial love is the most meaningful part to me. Also, I love Neville. :)

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    1. haha i agree, i love neville too!! :) xx

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    1. haha, i'm really confused, what exactly do you own?? :) xx

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  3. I think that all of these points you've mentioned are true. What I loved most was the trust they had in each other and the bond between Harry, Ron and Hermione, a friendship that grew into something really special united them throughout.

    Essence of Jess

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    1. i agree! the bond between the three of them is something that can be hard to find in real life :) xx

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  4. These are such great points girl! I think you really nailed it! I love HP :)

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  5. great post! would you like to follow eachother?
    xx
    daniella
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  6. This post has made me want to go back and read all the books over again, so thank you! Lovely blog :)

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    1. Thanks Sophie! :) it made me want to reread the books and re-watch the films again too! xx

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  7. Hi! You totally get me! I loooooveeeee the books, I don't get how people can olny watch the movies :o
    There's so much more in the books, I'm getting excited just talking about them hahaha.
    Maybe we can follow each other?:3
    xoxo
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    1. haha thanks and for sure, i'm visiting you blog now! :) xx

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  8. great post! I am a HUGE harry potter fan!!!totally agreed about hating Snape so much the first six books...then when the seventh one came around, it just gave me chills. I could talk about Harry potter forever! I wish JK Rowling would make a spin off featuring the younger generation! ack!

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    1. thanks so much Celyn!! haha same, it would be great to see how albus, snape and lily's experience in hogwarts turns out!! at least JK Rowling is making a new film series though!! :) xx

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  9. Definitely agree with you, it is a book with so many inspirations for life :)

    Arianna, Nymphashion ♡

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    1. i completely agree with you, so many life lessons!! :) xx

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  10. You are so right! I personally LOVE the books as well as the films. The books are a lot better tho, imo! I've been reading all 7 books the last.. 4-5 months. I'm currently on the 7th, almost done. I want to just read them over and over again! x
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    1. haha yes, i so relate with you! i went through a faze where i continually read the books, as soon as i finished i would start again, i had to limit my need as i just dont have the time!!;) xx

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  11. Love your blog!!
    Started following you via GFC, would you like to follow me?

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    1. thanks sergio, and yes sure just about to check out your blog :) xx

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  12. Oh, now I want to read all the books again! I love HP so much, this is a big part of me. Thank you for this post :)
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know ;)
    xoxo
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    1. haha same!! thanks for your comment, just about to check out your blog :) xx

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  13. Hi! I've nominated your for the Sunshine Award!
    Here's the post:
    http://foreveramber123.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-sunshine-award.html

    xoxo

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    1. thanks so much amber!! i'm visiting your page now :) xx

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  14. Wow love this!!! I am a massive Potter fan and love this different post about it! (currently rereading them all!)

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