The Harry Potter series is arguably the greatest children’s fantasy series of all time. It’s been adapted for the big screen multiple times, and continues to enthrall fans decades later. If you’re curious about the hidden depths of Harry Potter, this is the ultimate guide for you.
It’s About More Than Just Magic
Let’s be clear from the start about what the Harry Potter series is and isn’t about. The magic in Harry Potter is extremely basic and intuitive: You have a wizard, Harry Potter, and you can add things like “incredible nerve blasts” to your repertoire. The series is not about spellcasting or wizardry as such, it’s about family, friendship, and finding your place in the world.
The magic in the series is something that anyone can understand, and it provides the reader with an easy entrance into an incredibly intricate story. It isn’t a series designed for adults, it is a series for children and young adults who want to believe — because they’re so emotionally vulnerable at that age — that there is still goodness in the world, and that they can have a magical power to help them change it.
The magic in Harry Potter isn’t the only thing that makes it such a great story, either. The fact that it’s set in a world that feels believable is also a testament to the series. Although J.K. Rowling’s magical world is undoubtedly a fantastical one, it is still based on a reality that she understands and her fans love. The series provides a sanctuary for those who are afraid of the real world, a place where they can escape into a story populated by characters they love. The world of Harry Potter is in no way a perfect one, but it’s a place that many have found comfort in during their lifetime.
It Has Inspired People To Write Books
The Harry Potter series has inspired many people to write books. It started out as a set of young adult novels (for which it is still hailed as one of the greatest child-friendly series of all time), but the stories have continued to grow with each new addition to the series. To this day, a number of writers have admitted to being inspired by the stories and characters within the Potter universe, including Jane Yolen, who wrote, The Thief, the Warrior, and the Wit, which is the first book in her Middle Earth series. It also served as the basis for the 2006 film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
It’s not just authors, either. The Harry Potter series has influenced countless others who’ve watched the films and read the books. Many have cited the series as a key inspiration for them to become journalists, or to simply entertain the idea of being a writer. Many cite the courage of the story’s protagonist, Harry Potter, as a reason for believing in themselves and following their dreams. The Harry Potter series has been described as the ultimate ‘coming-of-age’ tale by some, and it’s not hyperbole. For a young person, or person of any age, it’s a story about discovering who you are, what you want, and what you stand for. It teaches you that there are extraordinary things inside you, and that you shouldn’t be afraid to show them to the world. Most importantly, it shows that you can overcome your greatest fears and become the person you were always meant to be.
The Name ‘Harry’ Means ‘Wizard.’
The name ‘Harry’ means ‘wizard’ in the english language. This is because ‘Wizard’ is simply the female form of ‘Wise Man’. If you check out the surnames of people mentioned in the books and movies, you’ll see that ‘Harry’ is indeed a popular choice among English and Welsh practitioners.
Though ‘Wise Man’ is not the most masculine of all the ‘wise man’ related surnames, it’s still a fairly common one. One of the most notable Harry Potter fans is J. K. Rowling herself, who was born in Lancashire, England in 1965. She went on to write two of the seven Potter books and the screenplay for the first movie. Even after all these years, she still gets recognized by fans every day. It’s not hard to see why – her books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide and been translated into at least 50 languages. When she appears at book signings, the queues often stretch for miles.
It Was One Of The Most Popular Books In The Semiconductor Industry.
The Harry Potter book series was one of the first books to really make a big splash in the scientific community. This was mainly due to a number of fascinating facts about the author and her roots in the industry. Before J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter, she worked for several years as a statistician for British Nuclear Fuels, one of the world’s largest uranium mining and enrichment corporations. Her experiences in the industry certainly influenced her writing, giving it a sometimes dark and gritty feel. This is in keeping with the scientific elements often found in her books.
What’s more is that many of the chemicals used in the semiconductor industry are directly mentioned in the books. For example, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the students are caught in the middle of a war between the magical and the monstrous, spanning across the entire town. Naturally occurring arsenic and phosphorous are the two main ingredients of Semiconductor Grade Silica – a substance which is extremely useful in the making of integrated circuits and other computer related products. At the end of the day, it’s not only about magic and witchcraft; it’s also about finding your place in the real world, and taking responsibility for your actions. In the case of Harry Potter, that means learning to use your mind instead of your fingers to navigate the world. So in a way, the magical abilities of Harry Potter are really just a metaphor for life.
Rowling Is A Self-described ‘Vampire Slayer.’
To add more to the list, let’s talk about J.K. Rowling’s personal life. The Harry Potter author and poetess is a self-described ‘vampire slayer’ – someone who hunts vampires, or, as she puts it “people who drink blood”. As a child, she was often sickly and suffered from numerous health problems. This, coupled with her love of animals, inspired her to become a vet. However, her love for books and words led her to write as a career, starting out with small publications and fanzines before graduating to full-blown novels. Even now, with over 70 million copies of the Harry Potter books sold, and a movie adaptation set to hit theaters in the near future, J.K. Rowling continues to dabble in writing and recently released a children’s book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is the ultimate ‘best-of’ collection of all the Potter stories. At times, she has even admitted that she feels guilty about being a professional writer, because it keeps her away from her family for such long periods. It’s not just that, either – as a writer, she feels that she can explore the issues and ideas that matter most to her, no matter where she happens to be at the time. In a way, being a writer is kind of like being a wizard – with all the sabbatas, traveling, and solitude, it’s just like Harry Potter said in Chamber of Secrets: “I think this is what wizards do. They vanish for a bit, then they pop up in a different place. It’s their lifestyle, I suppose. I don’t have time for the lifestyle, so I’m just a normal person.”
It Was One Of The First Books To Really Tackle Mental Illness.
Mental illness is something that J.K. Rowling has spoken about on more than one occasion. In 2017, she told the BBC that she wanted to write a modern-day gothic fantasy novel that would be “more than just entertaining, it would deal with serious issues”. She went on to say that, “One of the themes I want to deal with is mental illness, how it can affect individuals and how it should be treated. I want to write a story that shows how people with mental health problems should not be ashamed of this, but should be treated with the same respect as anyone else.”