yesterday i did a movie marathon with my sister..
we watched the memory keeper's daughter and the 1st 3 harry potters' movies...(the sorcerer's stone, chamber of secret and prisoner of azkaban)...
all of them have their own moral values
but right now i wanna share about the movie harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban...
because it matches my title...hehehehehe
to those who hav
e watched or
read the harry potter series, i am sure you will understand this (
yeah, i am a harry potter freak! hehehe)
but to those who did not, well, its ok..i'll try to make it easy for you to understand....
this movie is about harry potter who thought that he was in a grave danger when one of a notorious murderer (sirius) escaped the prison namely azkaban. this murderer was his parents' very close friend who had turned them out to the wicked sorcerer aka voldemort and caused them their lives. it turned out that sirius was harry potter's godfather. when harry potter knew
about this, he was extremely angry and seek for revenge only to found out that sirius was actually set up by another friend of harry's parents (peter pettigrew) who they thought had been
murdered by sirius..and thus, sirius is actually innocent.. sirius only escaped from azkaban to protect harry from being anywhere near peter.....as in to kill peter for being the reason of the potter's murder and for him being in jail for like 13 years
harry's happiness being sucked!
before truth were revealed, the castle of hogwarts were protected by a bunch of happiness-sucking creature who guards the prison of azkaban...they are called dementors..the bad thing about this cr
eature is they functions by sucking out happiness from people and leave them soul-less..as in live in total depression
because they feels like never going to be happy again...
so there was one part during a quidditch game (a basketball kind of game played on broomsticks) the dementors had invaded the quidditch field and attacked harry...harry was knocked out..remember, harry has a very sorrowfull past...(his parents were killed in front of him when he was one year old)
so harry was frustrated with how the dementors affected him..therefore he asked one of the
professors to teach him how to counter-attack the dementor....the patronus charm..this charm works only if the wizard casting it has a very good happy memory...only with this happy memory, the dementors can be warded off....
so here actually it applies to our everyday life..
whenever we are unhappy, and we dwelled in the unhappiness, we are just like a person without soul...we did not give the chance to ourselves to be happy..and then we begin to give up with life..just for one unlucky event, we close the doors in front of us..and we blames the unlucky event for being cruel to us...hadn't we realize that the event is just a reason? it is actually us to blame for not having faith and live in fear of living...
take harry here, he lost his parents when he was one, had to grow up in the most unwelcoming home of his aunty...yet he managed to find strenght and cast a very good happy memory of his parents to help him ward off the dementors..he did not let the dementor take away his soul...the worst fear is fear itself...
happiness is one of excellent medicine for unhappiness or depression...when you are unhappy..don't dwell in it..always remember the good times you had as it has healing powers...think of the funny times and you will laugh by yourself...at that time, you will realize how maddeningly stupid you are for letting the unhappiness take control over your life...remember how harry chase away the happiness-sucking creature by thinking happy? life is not over yet...
your families are there for you...just think of them or better still, be with them..and you will feel the warmth of their love...
have a life free from sadness!