Lucy Spraggan - The Tourist
It's Friday! School is over for the weekend, although I have enough homework to last me a month. I honestly don't know why I'm getting so much but it's mad.
I want to write down everything that has happened this week down to the last detail but I don't want to bore you all to death and so much has happened it's crazy. Nothing really important, just lots of little things.
Anyway, yesterday I was watching a video on youtube that I haven't seen in a while called The Women Of Harry Potter. Here's a link in case you want to watch it (I really recomend you do!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnb-XIZwbY0 .
It was an extra on the Deathly Hallows p2 DVD and I fell in love with it as soon as I watched it for the first time. Even for someone that doesn't like Harry Potter I think this would be interesting. Especially all you fellow feminists out there!
Basically J.K Rowling and some of the cast discuss the roles of women throughout the series. Obviously the one that spoke to me the most was the Hermione part (it's more towards the end).
Everything she said about girls having to give up a part of themselves in the process of becoming a woman is so true. However Hermione doesn't. She never dumbs herself down to make anyone else feel better. She doesn't sacrifice her beliefs to fit in and she doesn't put looks over personality. This is why both Hermione and J.K Rowling are huge role models of mine.
If only girls had more people like this to look up to instead of shallow, beauty-obsessed celebrities.
But then I think even if they never get the opportunity to think this way, at least I, and many others, who have followed the Harry Potter series throughout our lives have. I can't tell you how lucky I feel to have been what I consider just the right age to grow up with such a marvelous influence in my life.
Just think, the first book was read to me when I was only just 4 years old. I honestly don't have any memories of my life without Harry Potter there. I was subconsciously absorbing all these wonderful morals, values and lessons at such a young age but I wasn't even aware of it! I am extremely sure that I wouldn't have the same views and opinions today if Harry Potter hadn't been such a major influence in my life. It's taught a whole generation tolerance, fairness, loyalty, bravery and the difference between good and bad.
Apart from the incredible and wonderful memories that Harry Potter fans of our generation will have with them for the rest of our lives, we'll also have these morals and values that I am sure will make us better people.
And THAT, people, is why J.K Rowling is a genius and that is why Harry Potter will live on forever.
And breeeeaaaathee!!! Wow, ok. I think I might have got a bit carried away there. Oh well, I needed to get my point across :) I hope you all enjoyed that very passionate and inspirring speech, you can now continue with whatever the hell you were doing before haha x Have a fab weekend :)