Harry, Ron, Hermione And The Path To Growing Up And Saving The World

Most teens would know that growing up is hard enough as it is, making your parents proud of you, getting good marks in school. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger had to do all of this and fight off the Dark Lord Voldemort, also responsible for the killing of Harry Potters family and countless others and trying to take over the Wizarding World. The biggest problem that Muggle teenagers face is trying to find a boyfriend or a girlfriend and try and pass through high school with high enough marks to get into a good university. The Wizarding World however has all these and much more such as wondering if your family has been killed by Death Eaters yet or if there is a spy in the school trying to let Death Eaters into the school and kill the Headmaster. Harry, Ron and Hermione get the brunt of all of this Wizarding drama because of Harry Potter being destined to be the one to vanquish the Dark Lord and Ron and Hermione simply because they chose to be his best friends. From the very start the trio were finding themselves in the Library searching for the meaning of the name Nicholas Flamel and seeing what kind of treasure he had hidden in the school that they believed the Potions Master was trying to steal for the Dark Lord Voldemort. Somehow between all of these setbacks the trio end up being on the passing side of the line each year.

Despite facing death several times throughout their time at Hogwarts their schooling seems to continue on despite an uproar of angry parents at times and they stick with it to the end. Each year the Dark Lord Voldemort sets his ever growing gaze on the school until eventually comes The Battle Of Hogwarts where Voldemort and his disciples finally gather up the courage to attack the school. Nothing like this would ever come close to coming true in the Muggle world where an army of evil people attack a high school and not just that, but they get defeated by the students. You can imagine how painful exam time must have been for them, what with facing the Dark Lord himself, barely escaping death and countless serious injuries and still having to study for that pesky Defence Against The Dark Arts exam. Wizarding school would be undoubtedly harder than Muggle school because not only do they learn things that they would use on a day to day basis they also learn self defence in the school and in that time period that might have been the most important class they ever took, despite it being taken over by Death Eaters and turned into a Dark Arts class at one point.

Despite every setback that the three friends had faced throughout their early teenage years to their early adulthood they still ended up alright with kids and good careers. If someone was to look at this from year one and know about all the predicaments that they would face throughout the years I believe it would be a safe bet to say that they wouldn’t make it out of that school in one piece but against most odds they made it and they are successful in the Wizarding World today. There is no way any Muggle children would have a harder life than Harry Potter and it is a surprise he ended up on top and with Voldemort dead, I mean not many people and even Wizards at that could say that they beat Voldemort when they were nothing more than a year old, had faced him several times throughout high school, lived and had defeated him for the last time when they had just finished high school.

Everything I Know I Learned From Harry Potter: Important Life Lessons From the Boy Who Lived

Books and films are formative influences for the people who interact with them; people carry with them the stories they love. This is true for fantasy movies as much as it is for documentaries—books like Harry Potter have a tendency to leave their mark on the people who enjoy them. 

In the first book, Harry, Hermione, and Ron find themselves chasing after Voldemort. After Ron is injured, Harry and Hermione continue—only to be met with a test that will allow only one person to continue. Hermione volunteers to stay behind, in order to care for Ron. When she tells Harry that he is a great wizard, he says he is not as good at using magic as she is. She responds by saying while she is adept at books and being clever, that there are more important things that can help in a battle, such as friendship and bravery—Harry may not be the best magic-user, but technical skill is only one part of what will get Harry through this battle. Sometimes, the friendships someone has with others, and the knowledge that their friends will support them, is as valuable as weapons or skills. In the end, Voldemort’s army was no match for the family and friends Harry had; the support they gave him, the courage that support led him to claim, and their own bravery, was enough to triumph.

Later on, faced with an establishment that sought only to control them—and the reality of Voldemort returning to power—Harry and his fellow students banded together during his fifth year to create Dumbledore’s Army. With encouragement from Hermione, and additional help from Professor Lupin and Sirius Black, Harry taught his friends and fellow students how to defend themselves. Dumbledore’s Army was an inter-house effort of students, inspired to fight by a rising willful ignorance about the true situation of Voldemort’s return to power. This group of children—many of them underage—taught themselves and each other how to perform magic that most would have believed beyond their skill level. Instead of accepting this complacency in the face of true danger, Dumbledore’s Army risked almost everything to be involved in the secret society, including torture from Delores Umbridge, whose job it was to keep the students of Hogwarts controlled, so that they could not rise up against the Ministry of Magic, the Wizarding porno gratis government. (Dumbledore’s Army took up the name of their Headmaster as a kind of sardonic joke at the ministry’s expense—the fear was that Professor Dumbledore could and would create an army from his students to take on the ministry.)

In their seventh year, Harry, Hermione, and Ron left school to find and destroy Voldemort’s Horcruxes in order to weaken him enough to finally destroy him. Snape became headmaster, and known Death Eaters not only openly held teaching positions but also used those places of power to torture students. The remnants of Dumbledore’s Army formed a kind of resistance. When the Death Eater Professors wanted them to torture younger students, they refused, and instead took the punishments themselves. The solidarity and resistance that Neville and the rest of Harry’s friends created lasted long enough for Harry to find most of the Horcruxes—and when Harry returned and needed help to find and destroy the rest of the Horcruxes, his friends did not hesitate to fight and risk their lives to help him or to help defend their school. They were invaluable in the battle that saw the end of Voldemort.

As children and people grow, they take with them the lessons they have been taught from their favorite stories, whether they learned them from a book or a film. The Harry Potter books and movies made sure to teach some incredible life lessons.