Two weekends ago we finally went to see the Harry Potter exhibition. It has been opened since April, but between the master and the thesis I had not managed to take time to go see it. In June, with the master finished and passed, it was finally time.
First of all, I want to tell you some things. As a child I was never a big fan of Harry Potter. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the movies, but with the books it was another story. The point is that when the books got fame and came to Valencia I was about 10 years old and had just discovered authors like Becker, Shakespeare or Stevenson. I was young but my level of reading and comprehension was very high. When I picked up the first Harry Potter book I couldn’t finish it because “it was for children”.
I was 10 years old, yes. It was a girl, yes. But I was accustomed to the narrative of classical literature and Rowling’s narrative seemed too simple to me.
So I didn’t read the books, only the last one and because the movie left it unfinished.
Now, with the passage of time, I have picked them up again and could see them in another way. What Rowling did with this saga was amazing. To narrate a story in the first person you have to get into your protagonist’s mind and narrate how they would do it, not as you would. She got into the head of a 10-year-old boy and narrated like him, with the peculiarity that his way of narrating evolves in each book as the child grows and learns. An authentic masterpiece.
Lets see if you can guess which is my Hogwarts house
If you have not seen it yet, you still have time until July 7. The exhibition is located in the Museum of Arts and Sciences and the tickets are bought in passes for hours.
In it we find costumes and sets of the recording set such as the clothes of the characters, the hippogriff, Tom Riddle’s diary, etc. It is a small but compact exhibition that ends in a souvenir shop where you can buy almost anything.
Personally, I think the price is a bit inflated, but in general, it’s worth it.
You can’t imagine how hard it was for me to get closer to that clown!
As a way of promoting the expo, they put 5 sculptures of the story on the streets of Valencia. But I already told you about them on the previous post and I don’t want to be repetitive.
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