The books Harry Potter and The magicians are fictional novels that take us through the world of wizardly in the lives of two young people. A lot has been told about the ability of magicians to transform and change things using mystical powers. Magic as narrated in the books is all about imagining something and bringing it into reality using some powers. The stories are very similar just that one is told in the perspective of an eleven-year boy who out of curiosity decided to venture into the world of magic. To fulfil his ambition, he enrols to a magic school where he learns a lot about magic. The magicians on the other hand is a story of wizardly told in the perspective of a young adult who after going through the world of magic and still not finding fulfilment decided to give up on it. However, just before he does it, he discovers that it not just all mystery but real. In this paper, we shall be looking at how different the stories are basing on the perspective of their narration.
The story of harry potter it told of a small boy who has been orphaned and probably looking for answers to his questions. At a young age, he must have been experiencing a lot yet he did not have the right person to attend to him, as his parents were all dead. The need to have a more fulfilling life by getting answers to what he wanted drove him into fantasy. He believed he had the power to change things around him and hence being convinced that he had magical powers. A young boy going through different faces of teenage life and having to deal with the fact that he would never see his parents again makes his mind drift into mystery. This may be considered a normal stage in life that was birthed by curiosity and the need to find a place in society (Grossman 55).
The magicians on the other hand talks about a fully grown man who has to face the reality that comes with life. He just graduated from a world of fantasy and was now ready to face the real issues of life. It however hits him that his childhood fantasies are real and that he has to deal with them. This is quite difficult considering that he was already fed up with what he was fantasizing about. He must have at least been happy that all that was a dream and that he would not have to face it in real life. He realises that he was just facing imaginary problems which he could great imaginary solutions. It was now time for the imaginary to be put into reality as he is faced with the challenge of making sure that the imaginary solutions he had are applied to the real issues he was now facing.
Harry potter is a series that was designed for children. This author takes his audience through the fantasy of a young child especially if they are going through challenging faces in life. Children imagine of all sorts of things and their innocent mind can convince them that they can be what they want. This mostly depends on what they have gone through and what they desire to see or achieve. This implies that parents have to be careful on how they handle children as they are likely to fantasize the un-imaginary and before they realise it, they work towards fulfilling such imaginations (Rowling 73).
The magicians can in fact be considered to be harry potter himself after he is grown. After the childhood stage is over and the person realises that it was all fantasy, it may become too late as his mind now takes him to the world of reality. He must have been regretting the fact that he did not have time to enjoy his childhood and instead drifted his mind to adulthood. The challenges that he went through when young made him think so much about finding solutions to the problems he did not even understand. Just when he starts to understand what the problems were all about, he now has to face them with practical solutions. This came like a shock to him yet he had no otherwise but to handle them as they come. Fortunately, he encounters people who are more experienced than him and therefore helping him overcome.
Rowling, Joanne K. "Harry Potter and the deathly hallows." Harry Potter (2007): 389.
Grossman, Lev. The Magicians: A Novel. New York: Penguin Group US, 2009.