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What Happened To Harry Potter’s Grand Parents? Why He Had To Live With Dursleys?

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Harry Potter, these two words are enough to describe the glory of the days…filled with awful magical happenings, thriller, and comedy sometimes, it touched hearts of all. Be it the kids, millennials, or the adult ones. Though the journey of this magical epic has ended up still, it wants some post hidden information, which is quite inevitable to know.

Firstly, What Happened To Harry’s Grandparents?

In an interview, J.K. Rowling talked about the backstory behind their deaths – Lily’s parents died a normal Muggle death, and James’s were both old and died of a wizarding illness.

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“No. This takes us into the more mundane territory. As a writer, it was more interesting, plot-wise, if Harry was completely alone. So I rather ruthlessly disposed of his entire family apart from Aunt Petunia. I mean, James and Lily are massively important to the plot, of course, but the grandparents? No. And, because I do like my backstory: Petunia and Lily’s parents, normal Muggle death. James’s parents were elderly, were getting on a little when he was born, which explains the only child, very pampered, had-him-late-in-life-so-he’s-an-extra-treasure, as often happens, I think. They were old in wizarding terms, and they died. They succumbed to a wizarding illness. That’s as far as it goes. There’s nothing serious or sinister about those deaths. I just needed them out of the way, so I killed them.”

Secondly, Why Did Harry Potter Have To Live With Dursleys?

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Harry’s mother had only one sister, Lily. Harry’s mother was more valued than Lily, which forever embittered her. She then finally chose an office job where she met a necklace large materialistic man Vernon Dursley. Soon he proposed, and they got married. Due to Petunia’s maternal connection to Harry Potter, he was sent to live with the Dursleys as his parents were murdered by Voldemort. The assumption was that Lily’s maternal sacrifice for Harry would be transmitted through Petunia, even though she held Harry in contempt. Due to his wizarding background, Harry was treated with fear and negligence by the Dursleys. We can say that it was an immature vengeance which Harry’s aunt was trying to seek.

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