The following generation held a lot of promise. Unfortunately, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wasted the opportunity to showcase its diverse cast of new characters.
With so many kids in the next generation of Harry Potter characters, a spinoff could have gone several directions. While Harry Potter and Cursed Child was the only Harry Potter film to include the future generation as protagonists, it is only applicable to Albus Severus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy. Albus and Scorpius guide the audience through a disastrous time travel plot. But what of the Potter-Weasley family as a whole? They are primarily written off in the play by suggesting that Albus is not close to them, emphasizing his bond with Scorpius. Isn’t it possible that the tale could devote more time to depicting Albus’ ties with his family? It could have happened, too, if the plot had not been so focused on presenting Albus and Scorpius in the past or different realities.
The characters, including James Sirius Potter, Lily Luna Potter, Rose Weasley, and Hugo Weasley, should have been given more prominent roles in the main plot. The other Weasley relatives and Teddy Lupin deserved more significant development than the play allowed. If a proper sequel the following generation to shine, they would have huge narratives.
Scorpius Malfoy’s Desire to Prove He is Good
The Death Eaters Draco, Lucius, and Narcissa are primarily associated with the Malfoy name. But how is it fair that young Scorpius, who is not even a notion at the time, inherits the Malfoy legacy’s terrible aspects? Scorpius was the furthest thing from a Death Eater in the play, with a disposition that makes it difficult to identify with him as Draco’s son in the first place. Scorpius’ story, on the other hand, should have been fleshed out more, presenting a little boy desperate to be viewed as something other than wicked or evil-related. Being a Malfoy is never mentioned in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, at least not as a significant concern for Scorpius. People believe Scorpius is Voldemort’s biological son, the most severe rumor.
Even though Scorpius’ friendship with Albus demonstrates that he is a kind guy, many of his peers still treat him as an outcast at school, believing tales and stories about him being dark and deadly. While Scorpius will be able to express his dissatisfaction with the rumors and how the world perceives him in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, it will primarily surface after a battle with Albus. Aside from that, Scorpius is shown as a joyful and funny young wizard who relies on his friendship with Albus as a beacon in the darkness, free of the terrible burdens that have plagued those before him.
Significance of Name Sakes
When Harry and Ginny choose names for their children, they don’t just pick names out of a book. Instead, their choices were motivated by a desire to pay tribute to individuals they had loved. Although Albus Severus Potter receives the most attention, he is not the only child whose name has a long history. Because of Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape, the name Albus has a lot of emotional stories and feelings linked to it. On the other hand, James Sirius Potter and Lily Luna Potter have a lot to live up to. James’ identity is already linked to the two persons he is named after, having been given names of two pranksters, a war hero, and a falsely convicted felon. On the other hand, a name like that may come with a lot of pressure to live up to expectations. Even if Lily’s middle name is named after a living person, she would be asked the same question.
What if the Potter children’s names contained more difficulty, anxiety, or doubt than pride or joy? Finding one’s own identity when one’s name is already interwoven with other prominent and well-known persons could have been the subject of a next-generation story. There are references to Albus’ connection to his name, but James and Lily are given very little time in the play to express their feelings or views. What are their strategies for dealing with the weight of their names? Do they see it as a source of conflict? Are they all right?
The Pressure of Being War Hero’s Children
It’s possible that being Harry Potter’s child wasn’t easy. These children have most likely been tracked by the wizarding world’s media or citizens. The same might be said for Rose and Hugo Weasley, who was reared by Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, two more essential war heroes. While the wizarding world awaited Scorpius Malfoy’s turmoil and terror, they were undoubtedly just as interested in the hopeful, bright, and promising future Albus, James, Lily, Rose, and Hugo would help create. During Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Albus Potter acknowledges his distinctions from Harry and the potential expectations of how people regard him. Rose appears to succumb to the strains of attention in her brief appearances in the play, standing behind Albus to keep up appearances, but it is never clear all her thoughts and feelings on the subject. James, Lily, and Hugo never had a chance to talk about it or participate in anything significant.
Were people continuously expecting them to achieve greatness in the same way as Harry, Hermione, and Ron had? What was it like to grow up in the spotlight? What impact did it have on their self-perception or connections with their families? For the most part, they were a large, happy family with few problems?