The illustrated edition of Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix sold out fast, serving as yet another testament to the evergreen success and legacy of the beloved franchise, especially when it comes to the books that started the pop-cultural phenomenon.
However, as popular and widely analyzed as they continue to be, there are many details from the canonical texts that get overlooked by fans, due to reasons like on-screen changes, character favoritism, or for fan shipping purposes.
The Sunday Times bestselling Illustrated Edition of J.K. Rowling’s fifth Harry Potter adventure has reviews averaging 4.9/5 online.
Hogwarts Uses Elf Labor
Hogwarts remains a beloved fictional setting for Potterheads, however, many tend to ignore its use of house elf labor. They have to “pretend that Hogwarts doesn’t use [house elf] labor [and] despise how Hermione was treated as annoying for being against” this questionable conduct.
House elves are shown to be undeniably exploited in the series, and it’s easier for fans to keep adoring Hogwarts by ignoring the fact that the castle indulges in the same abhorrent practices as the rest of the Wizarding World. Plus, the films failed to show this side of Hogwarts, along with Hermione’s S.P.E.W movement, making it easier for fans to ignore this crucial fact that gets highlighted in Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire.
Dementors Can’t Fly
While there are many things that annoy fans after re-watching Prisoner Of Azkaban, a detail that will only irk those who read the books is how Dementors are shown to have flying abilities. How “in the books, they glide on the ground… them being able to fly through the sky was a movie thing only.”
This overlooked fact highlights how much the films influenced the perception of fans, especially with the movie moment of Sirius and Harry being viciously attacked from all angles substituting the true scene of the Dementors swarming around them, coming close enough to show their terrifying face and grab Harry.
This is not to mention how the films altered facts about various creatures and characters to better fit a more dramatic narrative. Want more Potter?
Wizards Are Clueless About Muggles
From their sense of fashion to the various inventions that Arthur Weasley would love, there are many things from the Muggle world that the Wizarding World is shown to be utterly oblivious to, which seems ridiculous.
They “just can’t accept that wizards are completely clueless about how muggles dress,” especially given that “most wizards live amongst muggles.” With perhaps the exception of a few stubborn pureblood families, it seems highly unlikely that the Wizarding World – full of Muggle-borns and half-bloods – would be so woefully ignorant of non-magical ways. Rather than acknowledging the connotation that the Wizarding World is so condescending and uneducated, it’s easier for fans to ignore this recurring obliviousness.
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