Blog post 2
An important theme in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the importance of friendship. Throughout the story, Harry has made acquaintance with different people. But the closer friends he has are Hedwig, Hagrid, Hermione, Ron, the Weasley twins, Dumbledore, and Sirius Black. The reason friendship is so important is because thanks to his friends, Harry has been able to get tasks done and survive at Hogwarts. Also for Ron and Hermione to have stayed and put themselves in danger for Harry shows how loyal they are to Harry.
One example of how friendship helps them survive is when they go into the secret door and they all work together to complete the tasks. Hermione knows how to survive the Devils plant, and Ron uses his chess skills in order to get through that task. Dumbledore also comes in time to help Harry and makes sure that the sorcerer’s stone is destroyed.
Another example of how friendship works, is when George and Fred give Harry the map that helps him get anywhere he wishes. But the thing about that map is that it belonged to his father and his group of friends from when they were students.
The book also shows his father’s friends and how loyal they were to one another. They knew Professor Lupin was a werewolf, so they all became Animagus. This means they can turn into animals. They would do this to ensure Lupin would not harm anyone. Also Dumbledore planted the whopping Willow in order to secure Lupins safety when he turned.
In return Lupin was loyal to Dumbledore and decided to quit when the school found out he was a werewolf. He did this because he knew how difficult it would be for Dumbledore to deal with parents if they all knew there was a “monster” teaching at the school.
Back to Harry, In the fourth book “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” Ron and Harry stop being friends because Ron was upset that Harry’s name appeared in the goblet of fire. throughout the chapters you can sense the tension and how it feels as if the magic is not there. Luckily when they become friends again, you see how harry is able to survive the games and solve the riddles of each clue left behind.
IF there is anything the books have shown is the magic of friendship. Real friends that are loyal can help you through the darkest and toughest moments. Real friends do not abandon you.