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It appears that Rowling uses characterization in her novels to stretch readers' minds. Many characters in the books change and grow along with the reader.¹

This quality is especially exemplified in round characters. Harry shows compassion and mercy in book three when he gives the benefit of the doubt to someone who is implicated in the death of his parents. By the fourth book, Harry willingly and selflessly shares an honorary title and prize with a friend.

Harry's progression is gradual and natural. He learns how to do the right thing within his own means.

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¹ Harry Potter: Characterization


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