Friendship in Harry Potter
Friendship is an in-depth relationship mixing trust, loyalty and
support. It is the combination of understanding, empathy and intimacy.
But, no one can form a friendship until he/she realizes that the basis
of being friends is meeting the needs of the other person. One must be
a friend in order to have one (Mugglenet). Friendship and its main
components: loyalty-trust, support, and similar values are very well
emphasized in Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone.
Trust and loyalty go hand-in-hand for friends. Friends are trusted
with secrets, both large and small, because good friends never break a
confidence. Good friends are forever loyal. This is the case of Hagrid
with Professor Dumbledore. Hagrid is forever loyal to Dumbledore
despite of their differences because the professor has trusted Hagrid
with important undertakings. An important vote of trust and
responsibility that friends deserve in order to feel appreciated. A
similar example of loyalty is portrait when Harry stood up for his new
friend Ron Weasley when Draco Malfoy insulted Ron’s family; Harry
rejected to shake Malfoy’s hand and added: ”I think I can tell who the
wrong sort are for myself, thanks” (Rowling 109).
It is hard to be a good friend as well as to find one. There are many
obstacles and situations that may interfere between friends at certain
times. However, obstacles are what many times define a true friend.
He/she is the one that comes-in when the whole world has walked away.
For instance, Harry and Ron risked been spelled from Hogwarts as well
as their own...