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Enjoy Your Life, Mr. Potter

 For some Christians or churches, the Harry Potter series is a controversy.  It is true that I stayed cool when the last three movies were released, but when I came across the part I of Deathly Hallows on TV, I felt the enjoyment came back.  I believe black magic does exist in reality and they can harm people’s spirit.  I believe there are other forms of power more evil than black magic.   But as a story about a boy’s life, the movie adaptation of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows brings us a kind of life we can relate to: a life without much help from others.  On the way to overthrow the evil power, Harry and his friends came to see their own fear and also how fear almost ruined their relationship.   Although they only count on themselves, the love and help from others still come at the moment they need. Even, it comes from the person they least expected.  That unexpected love, together with that from those he knows, helps Harry get through the test he was born to take.  It is this part of the story that makes the series impressive.

I was still a undergraduate when I first heard of the Harry Potter series.   Some friends of mine mentioned the series while we were chatting.  I wouldn’t count myself as a part of the Harry Potter generations as I never really read any book of the series.  I did try to read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, but the book was too thick and trying to read a series from its third book is not a good idea.  Watching the very last movie of the series, however, still gives me pleasure.  I’ve come to see the power of the word in Rowling’s books.  They have changed many people’s lives, and the influence will continue.  I appreciate Rowling brings that little boy and his world to us.  In the very beginning it was just a tiny thought flashing through her mind. Even if the world of magic remains doubtful, Harry’s story is still a comfort for those who feel they have to take care of everything by themselves.

Now the series is closed, and we will never know what happened to Harry and his friends after mid-thirties.  I hope they are all doing very well and enjoy life.

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