Posted almost 4 years ago
No, I don't think they should. I never really got the hype of kids running around in dresses waving sticks in the air. There are plenty of other ways to promote imagination without involving Wiccan practices. Give kids a blank canvas and let them go crazy.
It's your opinion, really, but here's my two cents.
Harry Potter is much more than dresses (robes) and "sticks." It's sacrifice, love, friendship, bravery, and good vs. evil.
Harry Potter has lost so much. (I don't want to spoil it for some readers) He's lost many family.
He was verbally abused by his aunt and uncle and physically abused by his cousin; he was bullied at school, yet he turned out to be nice. He found out that a dark wizard wants to kill him.
And he accepts that.
I think kids should think whenever they're down about Harry and how he was treated and how much he lost. That motivates me to do whatever I want to accomplish.
I think the most important thing here is the acceptance that a dark wizard wants to kill him.
It's a powerful lesson for everyone with dark wizard enemies. I know my life turned around when I finally accepted it.
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