When it comes to scars and Harry Potter, clearly they’re very closely connected but we’re looking at the importance of that relationship for children.
For children, having scars can be a big deal. Mainly because kids are mean and make fun of every little thing you can. So when the hero of a story has a very brutal scar on his forehead that makes him cool and famous, it can mean the world to those kids.
It doesn’t even have to be about the scar. It’s the meaning behind it. For instance, I was a little kid with glasses and a lazy eye. So when I saw Harry come out with the same color eyes and big glasses, I felt like I belonged.
It’s the power this series has. We find connections in weird ways and it makes us feel as if we are unstoppable. And there really isn’t a fight about the importance of Harry’s scar or whether or not it was necessary. It’s just something that we don’t really talk about much.
There’s just so much that J.K Rowling gave us as children that is going to live on in generations to come. The scar is just the tip of the iceberg. It made children all over the world be okay with whatever is going on with them.
She taught us of acceptance and made sure we were all aware that we’re special no matter what our outward appearance might be. And if a boy with moppy hair and a lightning bolt scar on his forehead can do anything, so can all of us. Because Harry is us.
So while this series is so important for a million reasons, this little thing means a lot to people with a scar.