Character: Sirius Black
From: Harry Potter Series
Author: J.K. Rowling
It is not the length or pages that a character occupies in a book that matters, but the level of inspiration and loyalty that they inspire in the mind of the readers that really matters in the end. In that respect, Sirius Black was one of the most memorable and engaging characters that exists in the fictional world. From the beginning itself, there is a mystery about Sirius’s character and later when his true identity and purpose is revealed, he undoubtedly becomes one of the most favorite characters of the series.
From a very young age, Sirius never got along with his pure-blood family of wizards. He never really respected their opinions nor was he in favor of the qualities that they endorsed. Everyday, it seemed that he was getting even further away from them and when he got sorted into Gryffindor, it seemed that this was the last straw. His relationship with his family would never be the same and he would always have a rebellious attitude towards them till the very end. Because of this Sirius considered his friends as family and he was always very loyal and loving towards them. This aspect of his personality is depicted so beautifully in the third book when he says, “THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE DIED! DIED RATHER THAN BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS, AS WE WOULD HAVE DONE FOR YOU!”
On the whole, Sirius was extremely childish and immature but at the same time he was also very loyal and strong. He might have been a bully when he was at Hogwarts, but he grew up to be a very strong, mature and loyal friend to those he valued. Though he was sentenced to Azakaban, he never lost his courage and was determined to prove his innocence to the people who mattered to him. Sirius was a good friend and unfortunately paid too heavy a price for his mistakes and casual attitude.
What did I learn from Sirius Black?
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