Psychological Attachment Styles In Harry Potter, By J. K. Rowling

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Psychological Attachment Styles show through everyone 's life, experiences, and reactions; this does not change for those characters projected through films, shows, and books. An avoidant attachment style is commonly defined as the urge to protect oneself and stay away from any attachment or relationships. These can be shown by how they interact with other characters; some examples of these are being shy, becoming attached to someone too quickly, or never trusting people. Avoidant attachment can commonly be seen as not wanting to become close to someone, not relying on other people, and constantly being negative about oneself. An example of someone with avoidant attachment is Harry Potter from the series of Harry Potter written by J.K. Rowling. Harry shows several different indicators towards why he has an avoidant attachment style and how this became true in his adult years. These examples are his home life before Hogwarts, how he feels about himself as a wizard and having an inability to trust relationships. These all combined with other factors show that Harry Potter has an extreme case of avoidant attachment. Harry’s home life was disrupted at a very young age of 15 months when his parents were killed by Voldemort and he was left abandoned without parents. From there people from the wizarding world decided to leave him to be raised by his Dursleys; his aunt and uncle. This was one of the worst options for Harry. After his parents died the family started to become

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