Let me see if I’ve got this right.
We have Harry Potter, a kid who between the ages of 1 and 11 lived in a house with parental figures who hated, neglected, and emotionally abused him, and a sibling figure who bullied him.
I’m pretty sure he never got any love or affection at home.
He slept locked in a cupboard, for goodness sake.
We see no evidence he had any friends at school*, and, knowing kids, he probably got bullied for always wearing cast-off clothes that were too big for him.
* Okay, I haven’t read the books in years, so I’m mostly going by the movies. That still counts.Continue reading “The problem with Harry Potter and why it doesn’t matter”