Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay Characters

J.K. Rowling
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Newt Scamander

Newt is the central character of the story, its protagonist. He is British, visiting America (specifically, New York City) for what he says are personal reasons, but which in fact might not be the true reasons: there is a great deal about Newt, and the story through which he moves, that is secretive and mysterious. In short, his true reasons for being in New York are never explicitly revealed.

That said, there are several particular aspects to his character that are important to recognize as key contributors to the story, and the development of its themes. The first is that he seems to be somewhat awkward when it comes to interactions with other human beings, whether they be members of the wizarding community or not. A related, and perhaps even more important, point is that he also seems to be more comfortable with non-humans – specifically, the magical...

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