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itzc6361 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 24, 2009 at 11:56 AM via web

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why childrens  like the character of harry potter very much?

why childrens  like the character of harry potter very much?

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 24, 2009 at 4:52 PM (Answer #2)

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The wizardry and the fact that the kids, despite their magical talents, experience the same headaches as adolescents all over make the subject matter quite appealing.  Sensing their own challenges through Harry's is one that can offer comfort and relief to kids who might feel "they are the only ones" to endure such difficulty.

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 29, 2009 at 7:49 AM (Answer #3)

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It is a fantasy world that we all are drawn to...why else have witch and fairy costumes been so well sold during Halloween?  The idea of being able to wave a magic wand and have things happen is enticing and wonderful--as long as the power is used for good. 

Books like the Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and others like it will always hold a dear spot in most children's hearts for this aura of wonder and magic. 

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q30r9m3 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted May 20, 2010 at 5:19 PM (Answer #4)

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he's got a cool scar

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boryung | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted August 16, 2010 at 9:03 AM (Answer #5)

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For me, it was the combination of magic and school that really drew me to Harry Potter. The magic part contributed the fantasy and excitement to the story, while the fact that it was about kids around my age attending school made it more accessible. It wasn't cackling witches brewing potions in old cottages; rather, there was a young witch named Hermione who, like me, was obsessed with getting good marks and somewhat socially awkward. A lot of the other characters were just like students or teachers you might meet at a school I could attend. Harry Potter is not only exciting, but very relatable for anyone who's been to school, or even to anyone who's been young.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 15, 2011 at 4:16 PM (Answer #6)

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Children are attracted to Harry Potter because magic has always been interesting for most people. Harry Potter is also an underdog, and it's fun for kids to see that you can be small and nerdy and still win in the end.  Everyone wishes they had special powers.  Most kids dream of waving a wand and solving their problems.  The attraction of fantasy is both the escape from reality and the mirror of it.

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msnewbooklover | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) Honors

Posted May 25, 2012 at 3:06 PM (Answer #7)

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harry potter has got extra ordinary qualities which makes him a perfect ideal for children even for teenagers...every1 like magical powers and to solve problems with a wave of wand...1 of the reason of his popularity is that rowling had describe harry n0t only as a PERFECT magician but with some stupid flaws t00...the thing which i like and m0stly children idealize is that he was not book worm or something like that..he was a normal student who actually was dump except for defence against dark art...and usually pass the exams with his experience inlike hermione.....he is always caring for others and have enemies at sk0l (which usually high skol student have....MALFOY)...and he g0t detentions t00......and like all the teenagers he was n0t only fighting but side by side light romance was there...and flirt t00(ch0 chang:p).....

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Wiggin42 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted April 27, 2014 at 11:38 PM (Answer #8)

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Children and adults alike enjoy Harry Potter because of how everyone can relate to him. He shares the same problems and desires that we share. The desire for love and acceptance; school problems and friendship problems. But to top it all off, he has the gift of magic and everyone has at some point in their life longed for magic. 

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