Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Themes & Motifs

J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
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The Relationships between Parents and Children

Several parents in this novel have issues with their children, many around their inability to communicate. The relationship between Harry and Albus is at the heart of the novel, driving some of the action. That theme crops up repeatedly over the course of events, but it is in sharp focus as Albus decides to travel back in time to save Cedric. He says he wants to right at least one of Harry's mistakes, indicating that he thinks Cedric's death was Harry's fault. He may also be trying to do something heroic so that he will be recognized as a wizard in his own right rather than constantly struggling to get away from Harry's reputation.

Though their relationship is strained, Albus ultimately trusts in Harry. Albus sends a message to Harry without knowing that another Time-Turner exists or that Harry could use...

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