The Importance Of Equality In Harry Potter

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Harry Potter, today, a multimillion dollar franchise. Harry Potter and the Philosopher 's stone, on it 's own, sold a record breaking 12 million copies. In fact, It’s least financially successful film in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, still brought in a $796.7 million dollars worldwide. However, I’m not here to talk about financial success. The Harry Potter books have changed my outlook on life in many ways, including the importance of equality, what bravery really means, That money can’t buy happiness, and that there are more to others than meets the eye. Hermione illustrates the importance of equality throughout the series, but most notably in her second and fourth year, when several prejudices against her and others came to the surface. At first, it was mostly coming under the name “Mudblood”. She endures this torture for the rest of the series. However, when, in her fourth year, she learned that other people, namely, house elves, were being oppressed in an even more ghastly a manner, she fought for their rights and although her efforts didn’t really make an effect until much later, she never quit. Of all her strengths and faults, Hermione taught me the importance of equality. The subject of bravery is difficult to get right, but I believe it was Severus Snape who taught me what bravery was. He bravely faced a…show more content…
Draco certainly was not an open book, but Sirius Black is very misunderstood. He taught me that there are more to people than just what meets the eye. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry first learns of Sirius Black on the Knight Bus. Where Stan Shunpike, the conductor, told him Black was a mass murderer, this was backed up by the daily Prophet and, more notably, Arthur Weasley. Despite that, When Harry finally gets a chance to meet him, Sirius proves himself to be a good man, innocent of his charges, and unjustly sent to Azkaban. He taught me not to judge anyone harshly or quickly if they don 't share my
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