What Makes Harry Potter Hero?

What Makes Harry Potter Hero?

  • Submitted By: redaugust
  • Date Submitted: 01/17/2009 2:30 AM
  • Category: English
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It is not exaggerated to say that JK Rowling has given birth to the new reading era, for her children novel “Harry Potter” became so popular throughout the world for it encourages the love of reading not only to English speaking countries but among every generation of people in different culture.

After all of the 7 books have been read by the people throughout the world, it is needless to say that “Harry Potter” is the story of a young protagonist whom his parent was killed, discover himself through series of unfortunate event, meet true companion along the way, until he face the demon and become hero. But greater than the heroic adventure of the young boy is the reason that made him hero. Obviously, Rowling set the theme of “Harry Potter” to deal with importance of friendship, unity, power of good vs. evil and self sacrifice. According to Book 6: Harry Potter and the Half –Blood Prince, Harry and Dumbledore is on the quest of destroying Horcruxes and must sacrifice themselves to defeat Voldemort to save the peace of wizard world. Also in Book 6, after Dumbledore was executed by Snape, Harry take his responsibility in this quest and make his way to finish the Dark Lord even it means his life, and dive to the dangerous journey with the support of his fellowship.

Of course, all of this is so admirable and brave .But imagine being at the same position as Harry, who in fact a little bird trying to compete the great eagle when he destined to get rid of Voldemort,who gave the new definition of evil. So when the winning chance is so slim why does Harry have to fight back instead of waiting for his destiny at Hogwarts? Everything now changed since their confrontation at the graveyard after Triwizard Tournament (Book 4, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) that his blood was used to help Voldemort resurrection, so nothing is prevent Voldemort from touching him and he’s just a young wizard after all, there is no way he can compete with the Dark Lord anyway, so why...

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