Harry Potter, created by J.K.Rowling has distinctly grown beyond its fictional borders. The Harry Potter books have gained a superior popularity that a children’ fictional work could ever dream of. Despite the fact that the books were initially launched under the title of children’ fiction, even adults find it equally engaging. Most of the adults plainly say that Harry Potter series is superb fun and entertainment. But I would rather use the term ‘magic’ in the place of fun. Yes, the books are overwhelming with MAGIC-literally.
I have read all the seven books in the series and seen the movies too. More than the marvelously crafted plot and the fabulously written script, there are factors that have contributed tremendously to the massive success of the character and the theme. Right from the beginning to the very end, the story flows naturally, though everything is related to an unfamiliar yet attractive environment. A single vibrant story is divided into seven unique parts with escalating readability and fantasy.
The’ sophisticated’ audience
The targeted audience of the book is children. The story of Harry Potter is not something that they could read in a day and then go to sleep. They would need to spend the most sensuous years of their life to go through the whole story. Though the story deals with a lovely strange world, they can readily connect it with their own world and imagination in no time at all. And thus Harry’s childhood and the magic world turn out to be the dream of every child. Harry is in the phase of transition from childhood to teenage (and adulthood in the very last section) in the series and while savoring each book, children get a realistic feeling of being together with Harry, sharing his experiences. This exceptional element appeals to the adult readers of the book too.
Universal cast of characters and plot
Harry Potter encounters plenty of unimaginable events during his entire period of education in Hogwarts. This is the very same with people all over the world. Although unconnected to magic, it’s definite that we all have lived eventful lives during our phase of institutional education. When Potter’s story unveils, we find him to be an orphan leading a tortured life with his Uncle, Aunt and cousin. Such a curtain raiser has universal call since it freshens up the reminiscences of several other characters of children’ fiction like Cinderella and Snow White. When finally Harry gets the chance to leave his cruel foster family, to learn at Hogwarts we are also thankful to Hagrid as much as him. All these feel to be entwined with our lives and we get the right kind of feeling that the author wants us to. We find familiarity in a totally unfamiliar situation.
Picturisation of the Potter books.
Harry Potter movies have made the books an on-screen reality. Most modern and sophisticated technology of film making turned the sequences in the books into material veracity. The movies also ushered those adults who refrained from reading Harry Potter books (since they decided it to be children’ books) into theaters in large numbers.
In short, this young and talented super hero is not simply a memorable character, but a dream come true.