Prisoner of Azkaban:Part II

Welcome back! As I told you last time, we will continue with the legacy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Here we go!!!

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Time is significant.

In this part, we get to see time-turner for the first time. Being such a nerd Hermione is, she used it for attending all the classes she wanted. (Seriously?) A time-turner is considered to be one of the most powerful objects in the wizarding world. A true time tuner can allow a person to go back in time, which can result in a disruptive time and space continuum.

Although the time turner that Professor McGonagall gave to Hermione is only the regular one which can turn back about couple of hours, we realize that time is something we need to be careful about. Most importantly, if we use it wisely, we can even save lives!

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In real life, there is no time turner. Obviously… We cannot go back to change the past. What’s done is done. That is the nature of this life. We need to acknowledge the fact that we all have an equal amount of time, 24 hours. Knowing that we cannot turn back time, we should live our every moment with the optimal possibility. Seize the moment and be happy. Remember that you only live once!

 

Difference is not scary

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There is a hidden theme in this part about accepting those who are different than us. This part, in my opinion, is very important for children to have this kind of mindset. The use of Hippogriff, the half-horse-half-eagle creature that seems frightening but is actually very kind, can symbolize how people judge others by just an outside appearance.

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Not just that, we all did judge Sirius Black to be a psycho killer without knowing who he really is. Just because he can transfer to a black dog that is a symbol of bad luck, everyone assumes he is a bad guy.

A werewolf like Professor Lupin also has reasons behind his behaviors. I guess what I’m trying to say is that everyone has their own reasons and stories.

We all should only have right to judge others when we know everything about that person already. Or else, let’s not do that. And remember that it is very important not to judge a book by its cover.

 

Better a good enemy than a bad friend.

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Let’s be brief on this point. We all know that don’t we? A good, honest, consistent, predictable enemy is far better than one trickery friend. I just want to stress that friends are essential, but choosing good friends are even more important.

Be your own HERO

The last part of this film is one of the biggest steps for Harry Potter’s growth, which is realizing that he as to stand up for himself. Waiting for the Stag Patronus which he believed to be his father’s, he almost has himself and Sirius killed. If Harry didn’t stand up and produce the Patronus charm himself, the movie would end just there. If Harry were to be a coward, we would not see him as a hero.

There will be one point in everyone’s life that we grow out of our comport zone, our childish world, to take charge of our lives. When we get to that point, we can no longer just sit around waiting for someone to do the work for us.

We all should know that. This is real life and we should be hour own hero. Stand up for ourselves and stay strong.

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  1. https://www.tumblr.com/search/hermione%20granger’s%20time%20turner
  2. https://bookishbarrister.wordpress.com/
  3. https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/2981510/
  4. http://exoticwildflower.tumblr.com/
  5. http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/File:Sirius_Black_Attacking_Ron.png
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