Harry Potter Lessons: The Most Essential Values from Harry Potter

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling is a magical tour of 7 books and 8 movies about the boy wizard Harry Potter and his tryst with magic and thrilling adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Along with a truckload of adventures and challenges to face, Harry isn’t born brave. But the way he evolves into an individual who conquers the dark forces and his mortal foes, Harry becomes a true wizard in his own right. The whole Potter franchise stands as a stark reminder of how our own secrets and weaknesses threaten to pull us back. But with a strong support system, some gut, and gumption- we can overcome the darkness which surrounds us.

So, say Lumos! and light up your world with your own Patronus charms as we take you on a journey full of magic and positivity of the Potter series. Let’s dispel those Boggarts and dementors which stand in our life with some of the happiness Dumbledore talks about. Because we’ll be learning about the most inspiring values from this loveable series!

Inspirations from the author

From a young age, J.K Rowling aspired to be a writer. At the age of six, she authored her first book, ‘Rabbit,’ a fable about a rabbit. She penned her first tale at the age of eleven about seven cursed jewels and the people who held them.

Kathleen, her paternal grandmother’s name is represented by the letter “K.” It was added at the request of her publisher, who feared that a book written by a clearly female author would not appeal to the target audience of young boys.

Though she didn’t understand it at the time, making Harry an orphan, as well as his later brushes with death, was a way for Rowling to cope with the death of her mother. Her mother died of multiple sclerosis when she was 20.

“If she hadn’t died, I don’t think it’s too strong to say that there wouldn’t be Harry Potter. The books are what they are because she died.”

J.K ROWLING

Her problems with depression in her twenties inspired the Dementors, one of the most terrifying creatures in the franchise.

“It’s so difficult to describe to someone who’s never been there because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling — that really hollowed-out feeling. That’s what Dementors are.”

J.K ROWLING

Her Other Challenges

To be a single mother is challenging enough already. But that is not really J. K. Rowling’s sole problem at the time. She didn’t have a job, didn’t have a lot of money, and was on welfare.

All of these challenges were also too much for her. Consequently, causing her to be down in the dumps.

But it is possible that rock bottom can be a “basic framework” on which to restore one’s life. All of these truths including this one may be learned from her narrative. That is, to never give up. Our bad days are like the foundation courses. They make us stable for the upcoming.

Further, let’s introduce you to the characters of Harry potter and tell you something about them. But no matter, you will only know their true essence when you watch them yourself.

The Evershining Characters from Potterverse and their Qualities

Hermione Granger

Leadership, Courage, Caring.

Ron Weasley

The value of simply being with your friend to help. To not let criticism drown you. His mother, Molly is a great example of hospitality.

Harry Potter

You might not choose your fate, but somewhere, it’s none other than you.

Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood

Both of them set the example for the kids who might feel left out due to their quirk. It’s okay to be different. Voldemort teaches you how your choices end you up in more trouble than your abilities.

Severus Snape

This tormented lover and brilliant wizard shows us the value of love, dedication, and sacrifice.

Values from the Plot

Companionship

When it came to choosing his companions in his first year at Hogwarts, Harry trusted his instincts rather than Draco Malfoy’s advice. And those devoted friends stood by his side all the way to the last battle and beyond.

Every narrative had one common flaw. When faced with danger, Harry’s natural reaction was to face it alone. But, along the road, he discovered that winning required a little help. From his teachers, the groundskeeper, and the headmaster. As well as a lot of aid from his pals.

While Harry’s bank vault was brimming with gold galleons, his best friend, Ron, was just scraping by. But Ron had relatives, and Harry thought he was considerably better off as a result.

We may lack wands, at least functional ones. But we do have friends, and friends are the most potent force in the world.

Wisdom and Valor

“If you want to know what a guy is like, look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals,” Sirius Black observed in “Goblet of Fire.”

There were many wonderful instructors at Hogwarts who prioritized the welfare and safety of their students. We’re sure they never made enough galleons, sickles, or knuts to pay them for all their hard labor, much like their real-life counterparts.

Confronting fears proved effective in the Potterhood. Whether it was as simple as uttering a frightening word to take away its power or facing one huge spider. Or a thousand little ones.

Gilderoy Lockhart spoke about his valiant deeds, yet it was all a load of nonsense. If you want to witness true bravery, then check out Neville Longbottom. He summoned the strength to speak up to his pals in the beginning and eventually assisted in the defeat of the terrible Voldemort.

It does not do to concentrate on dreams and forget to live. Dumbledore informed Harry when confronted with a mirror that revealed one’s ultimate fantasies.

Harry’s mother died defending him, but her love for him endured. She continued to protect him long after she had passed away.

Some Pearls of Wisdom by Professor Albus Dumbledore

  • “Pity the living, and above all, all those who live without love.”
  • “It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it.”
  • “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”
  • “The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with caution.”
  • “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
  • “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
  • “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

Final Words

Regardless of how frightening it may appear, we must sometimes confront our anxieties in order to achieve our goals. After Hermione’s run-in with the Basilisk, Ron had to ‘follow the spiders’ to find a cure for her, and Harry had to deal with his Dementor phobia.

We must remember that Bravery comes in many forms. We learn Bravery from every character. In different forms.

Apart from all the values, there is magic and mischief which has to be managed. And who doesn’t love that? Take a tour of the Wizarding World to quell your excitement!

Also, don’t forget to check out our top recommendations for J.K. Rowling’s books while you’re immersing yourself in Potterverse! Stay tuned for such updates on the Podium Blog where you’ll find everything, from book recommendations, parenting advice, and creative writing tips to our tidbits on Indian classical dance, Vedic Maths, and Chess!

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