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Harry Potter: Part of the Framework of Your Life?
Laura of Teens Online
I find myself re-reading Harry Potter every summer. And probably every winter. And usually during the spring and fall. I have never been able to replace the characters that grew up with me. I haven't been able to find other stories that can match the adventures, the ideas, and the humor that accompanies Harry Potter. I wouldn't consider myself a die-hard fan, but Harry Potter just provides a comfort like no other story. I never get sick of it.
I have a little theory about this. First, it seems like most of the kids in my generation feel the same love towards the series. Most of the kids were quite young when they started reading it. Coupled with the fact that it truly is an excellent story, it is fast paced, tear-jerking (I hope that's not just me), drawing fans across all age groups, we grew up with Harry. You know how they say a kid can learn a language before the age of five? I think it's like that. Harry has become the story of many people's childhood. We feel reliant and attached because somehow the books have affected our development. Certainly if you stuck with the series from a young age the ideas from the books captured your imaginations to the point that some adventurously hopeful piece of you wished for a letter over your 11th birthday candles. Then as the books grew, so did you.
This little theory can be applied to adults that love the books. Development of the books and movies spanned over a decade. Those fans fiercely dedicated, and even those casually interested, stuck with Harry Potter through all those years. Someone who cared enough through all that tmie to keep reading J.K. Rowling's cherished stories for so long, grew to some extent during that time. All with Harry as an adventerous companion.
People love Harry Potter, especially from my generation, because we've grown almost reliant on it. We've woven ourselves into the stories. We have changed, grown, with Harry Potter. We love it because it would be against our nature not to. It reminds us of a younger self. Because the books are so intriguing, exciting enough to draw huge audiences, people will continue to read, watch, and experience Harry Potter. And they'll continue to love it because of the time they have devoted to it.
This theory might be totally whacko. It might apply only to me. But just think about it for a second. Does it apply to you?
posted by Meg at 1:38 1 comment
At 3:25, wrote:
Total die hard harry potter fan adventurous fun and a lovely story
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