sitemap
FOLLOW SNITCHSEEKER:

Email Us!
Visit the Official WB SHop!

Members

There are 177 users online including...
tzeltzkare , ermbergsybl , Shanners , ttemittelsjerm , Krel Ansell , ghanighberlake , natekka , usogusjera , berebergjasm

9 members
168 guests.

Members in Chat:



If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   SnitchSeeker.com > Forums > Diagon Alley (Potterdom) > Flourish and Blotts (Books)


Flourish and Blotts (Books) For all discussion relating to the Harry Potter book series - with individual book forums, reviews, editorials, and romance shipping.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-24-2011, 08:34 AM   #51 (permalink)
Hufflepuff
Chizpurfle
 
weasleytwinsROCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Gloucester, England
Posts: 10,995

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Harrison Adam Butler
Sixth Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Allie Lewis
Magical Transportation
Default
Remus Lupin ♥ Moony ♥ Loopy Lupin

I think that Harry, for the early years of his life, was practically squashed by the Dursleys. He learnt from and early age not to ask questions, or be rude, and basically how to behave in their house. He couldn't really do much, he was trapped in a way, and would always be close to one of them. If Harry was a squib, for instance, and went to muggle school, he might react differently, see how other children were and be a completly different person, but then again, he might not gain any confidence and stay as shy, quiet Harry for the rest of his life.

I think the introduction into the wizarding world showed Harry that not everyone was like the Dursleys, and there were people out there that had suffered, not exactly the same, but similar experiences to him. Hagrid; who lost his parents, Hermione; who had just as much shock finding out about her powers as Harry, Ron; who often felt put down in life and put to the bottom of the pile.

Harry's first encounters into the wizarding world were mainly extremly different to his life in the muggle world; he was liked, accepted and even admired. Hagrid and the Weasleys helped Harry into wizarding life in a friendly way, showing Harry everything. Harry basically started a new life on 1st September, learning new things and making friends. Harry's first encounters in the wizarding world probably made him happy, and he wanted to make friends and feel accepted for once.

That's what i think
Sorry for the essay...
__________________


Skiving Snackbox? A Headless Hat?
Only one place you can get all that...

Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes
Pranking just got professional...

weasleytwinsROCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 12:40 PM   #52 (permalink)
Hufflepuff
Red Cap
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Wales, UK
Posts: 75

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Scarlett Olivia Jones
First Year
Default

I think that someone who has been neglected, and treated like Harry was, will always feel averse to the people who neglected him. That is to say, because the Dursley's treated him badly, he found disgust at them and never wanted to be like them.
He wasn't used to anything, so when he was given everything, he was just overwhelmed, and then he could begin to be nurtured by others, thus learning love, forgiveness, nice-ties, etc.

However, I think, if the Dursley's had brought him up like they had their own son; spoilt, ungrateful, brute-like, he would have been the same as Dudley perhaps?
Welshgirl44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 10:24 PM   #53 (permalink)
Slytherin
Red Cap
 
kmalcolm12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 82

Hogwarts RPG Name:
George Ryan Ericsson
First Year
Default

I don't honestly think that harry hated the Dursleys until he realized what he was actually lived the life that he was meant to live in the wizarding world. I think his upbringing taught him to just be humble and "seen not heard" but once he realized that he was intended for something so much greater, he saw that he previous existence was one of contempt. He was raised for humility, and that carried over into his personality, whether he wanted in to or not.
kmalcolm12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 09:16 AM   #54 (permalink)
Hufflepuff
Horklump
 
BtheGiant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Idaho
Posts: 38

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Zacharias Montogio
First Year
Default

I think it's because he disliked the dursleys so much that he didn't want to be like them, almost like he strived to be as different from them as he possibly could. Also after befriending Ron and Hermione also had a great deal to do with it, and I think that after he found out a little bit more about his parents he realized that they were good people and he didn't want to disappoint them.
BtheGiant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 08:04 PM   #55 (permalink)
Ravenclaw
Dugbog
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 105
Default

I thought about this a lot, and I agree that the chances of Harry being the loving and warm person he is are very slim. He grew up to be made to feel like he was worthless, that nobody cared about him. He would have a LOT of issues, especially as he had no friends at school either.

He would have problems fitting in at Hogwarts, problems dealing with the fame, he would probably have turned to crime etc. Being locked in a small space for long periods of time would probably have given him anxiety problems as well, such as bed wetting, panic attacks, ticks...
weeeee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2011, 04:42 PM   #56 (permalink)
Gryffindor
Flobberworm
 
MagicMuggle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rochester NH, USA
Posts: 14
quill

There are many types of people in the world, but when it comes to those who are abused, neglected, irritated throughout their upbringing, there are usually one of two ways they head.

1) They become what they have learned. In this case, Harry would have been a whiny, sniveling, annoying boy who believed himself better than others.

2) They become the opposite of what they have learned as they are so disgusted by the ways they have been treated, they can't imagine treating others the same way. I think this is where we find our Harry.

I don't really think that Harry 'hated' his family. While they didn't show him love or even tolerance, I honestly think that, because of his nature, he appreciated that they took him in. Of course I don't mean that he felt his treatment should have been as it was, but I think our Harry, surprised by his own wizarding abilities in the first book, may have come to an understanding about the Dursley's over the course of time.

I also believe that Petunia, Lily's sister, had most of her hatred stem from her lack of magical ability. Lily was seen as "special" and "different" and Petunia, who didn't have any of the capabilities of her sister, probably felt left out. Her reaction, instead of unconditional love, was to despise what her sister became.

If we cut the fat, the truth remains that every person, no matter their upbringing or what-not, decides what kind of person they will be. Harry could have just as easily used his amazing power for evil. Can you imagine the series in which HP & LV combine their power for evil? A very different world indeed.

I'm just happy the Harry & his friends took the road they did.
MagicMuggle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 09:00 PM   #57 (permalink)
Slytherin
Imp
 
AvisPhoenix74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ireland
Posts: 425

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Allison "Ally" Arendell
Fifth Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Aubrey "Abbie" Bailey
Magical Games & Sports
Slytherin

I agree with the first few posts. I think it was how horribly the Dursleys treated him that made him want to be the exact opposite.
__________________
"You come to love not by finding the perfect person,

but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly."
AvisPhoenix74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 09:09 AM   #58 (permalink)
Ravenclaw
Puffskein
 
pinkphoenix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: GMT+2
Posts: 1,543

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Aurora "Orr" Opal
Fifth Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Jade Gemstone
Accidents & Catastrophes
Default
Ravenpuff Girl / \ Bookworm and Music lover

I agree with all the posts but I also think that it reflects Harry's character and personality. Yeah, nurture (the Dursleys') were a big influence--since he was raised by them but I do think that nature played a huge role too because it was Harry's choice to do what he did despite the Dursleys. He chose to be the person he became to be and wasn't influenced by the nurture the Dursleys tried to impose on him.

I think that Rowling shows us by Harry being who he is--that it is our choices in life as well as who we are at the core that make the biggest differences...
pinkphoenix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 08:51 PM   #59 (permalink)
Ravenclaw
Streeler
 
LunaLovegoodfreak123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lorien
Posts: 200

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Kelly Smith
Second Year
Default

I think that since he got treated so badly, that he didn't want to treat others like that. Just think about it: if you go treat so badly, then why would other people wanted to be treated like that? It also almost prepared him for what to come at Hogwarts. He has been teased, torchered, and other stuff like that. If he was treated very well, and never had to do anything in his life, then he would've been weaker and the turn out of the end, would be very diffrent. He would have probally died and the bad guys would be ruling for like forever(Ok, that was a little bit over the top. Sorry!)!
LunaLovegoodfreak123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 10:25 PM   #60 (permalink)
Gryffindor
Puffskein
 
gryffindor07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: America
Posts: 1,358
Default

Maybe he felt to lonely that he really wanted friends. So when he met Hagrid & Ron, he was really happy and liked them.
gryffindor07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2011, 12:31 AM   #61 (permalink)
Formerly: Hermione Lily Potter
Ravenclaw
Mooncalf
 
magikewe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: EST
Posts: 6,668

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Bryant "Finn" Morris
Sixth Year

x4

Ministry RPG Name:
Benjamin 'Benjy' Doherty
Magical Law Enforcement
Default
Hit Wiz love | 1/2 of Bensky | Louisa's baby claw. <3 | kewe

In this day and age, I have heard many stories of child abuse, and although the child is in a very bad home(getting beaten, starved, etc.) they know that it is wrong because they have a conscience that tells them that it is wrong. many times when a child is beaten the parent tells them that it is the child's fault(sometimes), so the child may connect abuse with doing wrong, so as long as others don't do wrong the child shouldn't show that anger/violence inside.

I don't know if any of this makes sense...it's just what i think is why Harry turns out loving. that and the fact that he spent a year of his life with loving caring parents before he went to the Dursley's and many babies learn the most before they are born and when they are very young(like within a year of life)
__________________
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. T.Jefferson


*Bryant Finn Morris*Lily Potter*Benjy Doherty*
magikewe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 02:23 AM   #62 (permalink)
Hufflepuff
Dementor
 
Goldilocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 99
Second Year
quill

I think Harrys first cousin was a spoiled brat. He didnt exactly stick up for Harry Harry got alot of arguments growing up which was enough to make anyone bitter. Harry had to live in a cupboard under the stairs that must have frightening Harrys cousin was favoured about everything and that must have been upsetting seeing that go on all the time.
__________________

... CONFIDENT ... FIERCE ... PERSISTENT ...
Goldilocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 02:12 AM   #63 (permalink)
Slytherin
Gnome
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: My books
Posts: 281

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Kommoto Yammoto
First Year
Default

Well, he had friends at school at first, but they got scared off. So Its not like he was really too isolated. THe thing is he was so mistreated since he was a baby that he grew up in it. He learned to grow around it. He saw Dudley, and became the opposite of him. also, he was raised to be not like dudley. Dudley was pampered, Harry did chores. Dudley was happy, harry was miserable. But Harry never seemed to be bitter around his friends because he had A seen what being an ungrateful git is like, and B could appreciate what friends were.
Lockhart292 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2014, 03:42 PM   #64 (permalink)
Gryffindor
Horklump
 
EmmyMorrison5559's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: MiddleofNoWhere, USA
Posts: 37

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Emelia Callahan (Emmy)
Second Year
Gryffindor

I agree with all the posts. My opinion is that The Dursleys treated him so bad, and he had enough of a brain to realize that he hated it so much, why would he ever want to act like that to another person. Also, I think his mom's sacrifice had something to do with it. Dumbledore said that her sacrifice went through his veins or something like that. So I think it was a mix of nurture and nature.
EmmyMorrison5559 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 12:57 AM   #65 (permalink)
Hufflepuff
Streeler
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 205
Default

You have to remember though that some people, who were victims of abuse, end up being no better themselves. Harry was just strong (and lucky) enough to survive it as brilliantly as he did.
Furienna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 05:16 AM   #66 (permalink)
Slytherin

SA
Dugbog
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: wonderland
Posts: 121

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Ellie Ray Baker
Default

I think that a lot of it was Harry's influences at Hogwarts. None of his friends, the Professors that cared about him or the people in his life besides the Dursleys kept him in check a lot, see book five where they help him when the entire wizarding world seems to be against him. Like there were a couple times during the books where I think that people thought that Harry came off as rude, and Hermione, Ron, Ginny and the rest of the Weasleys were there to shut him down and tell him to stop.

Besides all of the positives energy he has at Hogwarts, I feel like being a rude person is not in Harry's nature. I feel like the Dursleys took so much of his self-esteem away that he just couldn't be rude. In the first two books, Harry has a lot of humility. While he sometimes (again) comes off as rude and like condescending, that's on him as he tries to gain confidence and become the boy who lives, the person everyone thinks he is or wants him to be.
lipstickstains is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2017, 12:44 AM   #67 (permalink)
Hufflepuff
Streeler
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 205
Default

Harry was never rude and condescending. He could be snarky to people, who deserved it. And he could be rightfully angry, when it seemed like the world has sided against him. But I really don't remember him being either rude or condescending.
Furienna is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 08:27 PM.


This Harry Potter and Wizarding World fan website and community is not endorsed by Hogwarts, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Quidditch, Deathly Hallows, Sorcerer's Stone, Wizards, Muggles, No-Maj, MACUSA, Newt Scamander, Video Games, Half-Blood Prince, Orders of the Phoenix, Goblet of Fire, Philosopher's Stones, Chamber of Secret, Pottermore, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Eddie Redmayne, Cursed Child, or any other official Harry Potter source.

All content is copyright ©2002 - 2016, SnitchSeeker.com unless stated otherwise. Privacy Policy

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.3.2 © 2009, Crawlability, Inc.
Site designed by Richard Harris Design

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192