Harry Potter and the Generosity Debate
Throughout both the novels and film series of Harry Potter, fans have criticized Harry for not sharing his wealth with the Weasley family. As one of his best friends, Ron and his family were known for their low economic status, while Harry had inherited a fortune from his father. As a result, many followers considered Harry to be greedy and not sharing his wealth with those who needed it most.
However, the Harry Potter books tell a different story. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry realized that Ron couldn’t afford a pair of omnioculars at the Quidditch World Cup. So, he bought them for him. After the match, Ron returned the favor with prizes won. However, Ron later found out that goblin gold disappears after a day, and he had used it to pay Harry back. Ron felt embarrassed and didn’t want to receive charity from his rich friend.
So, why didn’t Harry give money directly to the Weasleys? Some fans suggested that he should have given the money to Molly Weasley. She kindly took Harry in when he was not wanted by his uncles and aunt. However, it wouldn’t have been good if Harry had paid them off with bags full of gold after such disinterested care. Additionally, in the Goblet of Fire, when Fred and George needed money to start their business, Harry immediately offered them financial help. However, he made them promise not to tell their mother, showing that he knew that she wouldn’t have accepted the help.
In conclusion, the criticism of Harry’s wealth distribution may have been unwarranted. Harry made an effort to help Ron, and he understood that the Weasleys wouldn’t have wanted to receive money directly. Instead, he offered help to those who needed it without causing embarrassment or discomfort. The true message of Harry Potter is that generosity is not about flaunting one’s wealth – it’s about using one’s resources to make a difference.