Why 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Is The Perfect Ending To The HP Series
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Why 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Is The Perfect Ending To The HP Series

"Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home." -J.K. Rowling

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Why 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Is The Perfect Ending To The HP Series

For years, people have been begging for more Harry Potter. And in total J.K. style, we've been teased with pieces of characters' backstories, tweets announcing what houses younger characters were sorted into, and hints that there *may* be one more Harry story. So when Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was announced, the entire world rejoiced and the anticipation started building. Now, the story is out, the play is being performed in London, and Harry Potter couldn't have ended any better.

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An entire generation fell in love with Harry, with his flaws, stubbornness, and love for his friends. People found Harry, Ron, and Hermione so relatable because J.K. made them real. No matter who you were, you could relate to them. The Cursed Child took those characters, that are so real to so many of us, and aged them. They weren't changed or made perfect. If anything, The Cursed Child showed that even though Harry is "The Chosen One," he still has trouble being a father and husband. Hermione is still the structure that Ron needs to focus and Ron is still the laughter that Hermione needs to relax. They're still as lovable and the same characters we know from the books and the movies we grew up on.

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Throughout the series, we not only got to experience Harry growing up, we got to learn about his parents' generation. We learned about their struggle against Voldemort, their shenanigans in school, and the tragedies they faced. Yet, we only got one chapter to learn about the new generation. J.K. gave us enough to know that Harry and Ginny stayed together, Ron and Hermione survived as well, and that they all had a couple of cute kids. All that did was make us want to know more about them. And The Cursed Child did that.

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The Harry generation wasn't going to be satisfied with a bunch of goody goody kids who get sorted into Gryffindor and follow all of the rules at school. So The Cursed Child threw all of us plot twists from the very beginning. It fed our need for adventure and disobedience from the next generation and then gave us the original characters' reactions as concerned parents. It kept us on the edge of our seats, furiously turning pages, wondering what crazy event would happen next. With Harry officially done after The Cursed Child, it seems only fitting that it would end the way the original books ended: everything isn't perfect, but all is well.

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