Most children and adults alike imagine what it would be like to receive their own Hogwarts acceptance letter by owl, including myself. I have sit in class or at home thinking how much better it would be at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. If I were to get a letter by owl accepting me there I wouldn’t hesitate to gather my things and go straight to Diagon Alley.
I would say a lot of female and males have thought about how much more interesting Hogwarts classes could be, maybe actually look forward to having homework. Hogwarts classes are portrayed as being interesting and fun. In transfiguration, you have the chance to transform things into something it shouldn’t even be considered turning into.
Exciting things happen at Hogwarts. Things you would never consider at a normal school. For example, Professor Moody turning Draco Malfoy into a Ferret and bouncing him around. Normally, if a student would do something wrong he or she would be sent to the principal’s office where they would get detention.
In the magical world of Harry Potter, when you have gotten yourself in trouble you receive detention which consists of polishing all the trophies in the trophy room, cleaning the bed pans in the hospital wing, detention with Professor Snape, a trip into The Forbidden Forest with Hagrid, etc. There are many exciting types of detention in the wizarding world.
Then you have all the attempt Voldemort has at getting to Harry. Many events happen prior to these attempts. The sorcerer’s stone has many obstacles to get past to retrieve it. In the Chamber of Secrets, Harry has to fight a Basilisk to save Ginny. In the Goblet of Fire, Harry has to fight off Voldemort himself.
Who wouldn’t want to brew potions? Or better yet, who wouldn’t want to own a wand and use magic during class? Everything is much more complex than a normal high school. Yes, I have to say that I wanted or should I say want Hogwarts to be real. It’s a nice fantasy. I can tell you most everyone that has read Harry Potter has thought this at least once, although they know there is no such place. But it’s a nice thought, right? Maybe it’s just that none of us are magical? No, we all know that this is just a nice thought when we do not feel like dealing with reality.