|Tom Marvolo Riddle to Lord Voldemort|
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Oh yea, I am another Harry Potter maniac alright and I have read the entire series at least 7 times. Everytime I read the book, it feels like I’m reading it for the first time because there’s so much to imagine; so many new and fascinating things, fantastic beasts, nerve wracking adventures and then, the magic itself. The book always keeps me interested to the very last word because of the detailed description of everything and every moment that the author has got into until the end.
The journey that starts from platform 9¾ and ends with students of Hogwarts going back home would make anyone want to go to Hogwarts. I wouldn’t mind taking extra potion classes and hours of detention if I could just be a part of the wizarding world. I would even befriend the monster book of monsters if that meant I could go to Hogwarts. Sometimes, even a Blast-Ended Skrewt looks so endearing and I so much wish that I could keep a dragon as a pet. I find myself dreaming about fighting a Basilisk and defeating it with the mighty Godric Gryffindor’s sword. I also wonder what would a boggart become if it saw me and what if there’s one hiding in my cupboard right now. I would have played Quidditch too and unlike Hermione, I would have mounted a broomstick confidently. Fighting monsters, being chased by the dark wizards and using thousands of magical spells are just the things that I wish to do for the rest of my life. I would have definitely made a great Auror; tough and efficient just like Alastor “Mad-eye” Moody. I could have even taught at Hogwarts like Professor Dumbledore or worked at Ministry of Magic with Arthur Weasley; hundreds of possibilities but with the possibility of those possibilities ever happening is only in my imagination; however, I wish so much that the wizarding world existed in real too, not just J K Rowling’s greatest contribution to the fantasy fictions.
My fantasies apart, the reason why I’m writing a post on Harry Potter now, while I have been a fan since 2003 and have been blogging for almost 2 years, is none other than You-Know-Who. I liked He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named from the very first time I read the book; I liked him more than Harry and Dumbledore, though sometimes, I feel that it was more of a pity than liking.
I understand that we always get to choose between right and wrong. Even Harry Potter had lost his parents just like Tom Riddle and might be Harry lived a pre-Hogwarts life that was much worse than Tom’s, yet Harry chose to be a hero while Tom became the Dark Lord. I always wonder what would have made him a different person. He had a bunch of followers who called themselves as death eaters and mindlessly followed his instruction but what he really needed was, might be, friends like Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger; some good company would have surely inspired him to do some good too. However, it’s also true that different people react differently to a situation.
Blame his Slytherin ancestry or indifferent parents, he lead a life of solitude and died the same way. I’m not justifying his actions here; however, I truly wish that someone had sympathized with him and then, had stopped him before he destroyed his own soul. How does it feel to be not loved by anyone? Isn’t it scary? I wonder what would have young Tom felt when he learnt about his parents. And I wonder why he enjoyed torturing others? Was it his way of making others acknowledge him? I know that whatever he did was real bad but I only wish that someone had stopped him before it was too late.
I’m not going to drag this anymore and it’s alright if you don’t agree with my point of view; I shall understand that you got your reasons too. Whether I like Voldemort more or Harry Potter, I enjoy reading the series just like any other harry potter fan out there.