Potter Magic

The world of magic , the world where teenagers change and shape their world, the world where good finally triumphs over evil and the world with amazing bonds of friendship and immense courage, this is the world of Harry Potter. JK Rowling brought Harry Potter into our lives and magic into the world. In 1997 the first Harry Potter novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released and our world changed. A skinny black haired green eyed boy wearing large hand me down clothes wormed his way in our hearts and our lives. After almost 14 years the 7 book series and 8 movies of the same the series had finally come to an end in 2011 yet people still can’t seem to forget it. Who can forget the courage of Harry, the stupid humor of Ron, the know it all attitude of Hermione, the wisdom of Dumbledore, the love and care of Sirius, the jokes of Weasley twins, the evil of Voldemort, the eccentricity of Bellatrix, sneer of Snape and attitude of Malfoy… so many characters so many moments and it’s hard to name one. Harry potter came into our lives like a breath of fresh air and brought with it a compulsion to read the entire series and even wait passionately for Ms Rowling to write another part.

Harry potter movies further took our imagination from the pages of the book to the visual world. We had only imagined what a dementor would have looked like or the red eyes of Voldemort, the movies gave us the visual of our imagination. Daniel RadcliffeRupert Grint and Emma Watson actually took the faces of the characters in our imaginations. They truly portray Harry, Ron and Hermione to the tee.

For me the best Harry Potter book is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This is one book which is very dear to me. ‘Prisoners’ mark the entry of one of my favourite characters i.e. Sirius Black, Harry Potter’s godfather. The best part about Sirius’s character is that after living so many years in Azkaban (wizard prison) he still did not lose his innocence and love. Despite being innocent, he was wrongly accused for betraying his best friends. His character highlights the goodness of heart and his love for Harry as a father is very touching. However the best scene, if one is in a fun filled mood is, Fred and George’s flight to freedom in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix where they fly away from Hogwarts from right under Professor Umbridge’s nose with a firecracker bang and if one is in an action packed mood then it’s the seven Potter’s scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. However one of the most sentimental scenes in both the book and the movie is the scene of Snape’s memory.

All the Potter fans rather Potter maniacs would agree with me on the fact that despite the books being completed and the last movie been made yet the Harry Potter magic is still around us. It’s in the form of fan fictions or merchandises or just plain communicative terms, still all around us. After being with Harry for so long he has become, one of the most amazing part of our growing up lives. Warner bros. in a recent article even mentioned about expanding The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort.

So it is absolutely true that harry potter came he saw our world and conquered our hearts and his magic lingers in the air and will forever will.

Aarshi Dua