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My Reading Record of “HARRY POTTER and the Half-Blood Prince”

At last, I have finished reading "HARRY POTTER and the Half-Blood Prince". I spent a much longer time in completing than I expected at first. However, it doesn't mean that this work is boring or tiring. On the contrary, a scene of ending is so impressive, particularly a funeral of Professor Dumbledore made my soul stirred firmly. His surprising death has a remarkable significance, because he has behaved as a holy canopy of both Harry's strange life and the world of magic. He used to be the only wizard who can resist Lord Voldemort and his prominent talent of Dark Arts. Therefore, permanent absence of him forced Harry to get alone without absolute protection from infinite series of murderous intents. 

 

 

This series of tales about a life of the marked boy, who has been so famous because he's the only one who succeeded surviving the killing curse of Voldemort, describes the process of human growth precisely. From the time that he didn't have any knowledge about his own fate as a wizard, to the time that he faces a lot of the harsh truth finally, for instance, an ominous content of the prophecy, the tragic death of his godfather Sirius Black, or else the filthy betrayal of Severus Snape, the author depicts various experiences of the boy carefully. Beyond the intervening years between admission to Hogwarts and the sorrowful funeral of Dumbledore, Harry seems to become like another. Most remarkable change is an unfortunate loss of paternal protection for him. At the same time, it means that he is forced to get independent as a man not having remained a child to be guarded by adults. In short, such appearances should be called Maturity. Without either protection or instructions, he has to choose his own way to go forwards by himself.

 

 

However, as everyone knows well, the way of human growth isn't simply straightforward. The purpose of living isn't one thing or one kind, moreover, it will be changing repeatedly according as each circumstance. The author didn't narrate only serious events, but also important matters particularly when people were younger, for example, an exciting game of sports like Quidditch or fresh love like an instance of Harry and Ginny. In other words, this story of continuing adventures contains plenty of colorful aspects, so that we can avoid to be drowned in a monotonous narrative. Even someone involved in hard duties needs ordinary customs like eating, sleeping, laughing, loving, or else vomiting due to an excessive drinking. Nobody can stand tense or earnest all along even though he was already ordered to fight against Dark Lord.

 

 

The dreadful death of Dumbledore, who used to behave for Harry like a substitute father, represents an end of childhood. Of course, it's a matter of time after all. Everyone will face the fact that we should get an independent person eventually, no one can remain a fragile baby permanently. Depending on what he has learned, he ought to decide which way to go and take full responsibility for his determination. He's no longer a child, he doesn't need an excessive help from others, at least he should be so. There's no right answer prepared beforehand, so that he ought to consider all matters by himself. Therefore, this book can be said to be an educational one. Only praising children for their innocence isn't enough to instruct them. On the contrary, children have also to study a dark side of the world, otherwise they will collapse in front of difficult situations sooner or later. In the end of our childhood, we're not in a cage like an owl. If anything, we should want to soar up in the air like Hedwig longing for liberty. There would be a great deal of dangers overwhelming us, but it can't deserve the reason to hesitate flying. People must be basically pioneers of human being since moments of each birth, for those who are going to be born later will have regarded us as such things. Considering we don't have a single Time-Turner, it seems undeniable fate for us to behave as prominent ancestors. In the future day, perhaps we might also be buried like Dumbledore, though the possibility appears to be slight seeing as we are neither great nor clever like him. However, our efforts shouldn't be pointless despite of the desperate quality. We must die someday, but it's not the reason to be frightened. We must walk on into our coffins, but it's not the mortal tragedy. What is more important is whether to obtain the more favorable one, and it's worst not to leave home for the unknown future.