Wednesday, September 3, 2014

How the Harry Potter Epitomize the Real Society

All about magic world! Magic might sound complicated for people living in the real world. However,  we can find most things happen in the magic world shadow the reality. For example, The Ministry of Magic, the highest official of magic world, has the similar structure as a real country's government. The minister are elected, required education background, tested and are guarded. Similar to the real government,  the department of defense, education, justice, and even foreign affairs under the Ministry of Magic all have their own responsibilities and rights to benefit and regulate the "citizens". Under this condition, we can easily understand the how the system work and the stories in the magic society.  Further more, stories of abusing power, briber, colluder all epitomize the dark side in real world. As a result, not only we read the story itself, but we relate the reality. Evils would not have good result eventually and merits deserve rewards. These two points show the typical features of melodrama: allude the society and fight against evils.
The heroes are from different levels of class. Ronald Bilius is from a  pure blood family, while Hermione Granger has muggle parents. From the first volume, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, we can easily learn that regardless of family background, everyone has relatively autonomy, which is encouraged and supported in real world  for decades. 

"I mean, a dog will bite if yeh bait it, won' it - but Thestrals have hust got a bad reputation because o' the death thing- people used ter think they were bad omens, didn't they? Just didn't understnad, did they?" This is said by prodessor Rubeus Hagrid during a Care of Magical Creatures class. 

“We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” This is from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Quite straightforward, equality and autonomy are important moralities. When the little Harry Potter was taught to treat everyone equally, other than moved by the scene, Harry Potter also teaches readers. Melodrama sends the positive messages subtly. 

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