I finished the third book in the Harry Potter series again last week.
As we get further into the series, we find how meager Harry's upbringing with his unsupportive aunt and uncle has been. We already know Harry has lost his own parents tragically when he was just an infant. Harry asks for support from his friends at Hogwarts, the Weasley children and their wonderful parents, his friend Hermione, and a few generous teachers at the school. And as it turns out, the titled Prisoner is Harry's godfather, Sirius, and he becomes a support person for Harry as well.
There are only a few people Harry can ask who know what happened to his parents on the fateful day they were killed by Voldemort after being given up by their Secret Keeper, and we all, including Harry, find out the real story in this book. And, as usual, the real story is suppressed, the bad guy gets away again, and Harry and Voldemort both survive to fight another battle in the next installment.
Apart from this truth about his parents, Harry does not ask for much more. He is a fearless Quidditch player, taking great risk to win a match to catch the Snitch as the Gryffindor team's Seeker. He will go to great lengths to help his friends, risking his life and his own freedom for his friends and the other students at Hogwarts, always sneaking out of the dormitory after lights out, magicking a perfect silver Stag to fight off the dementors, and even fighting Voldemort or his supporters, all expert Dark Wizards, himself.
In my re-reading of The Prisoner of Azkaban I was struck by the amount of courage Harry shows throughout the series, how quickly he learns difficult magic, and his unquestioning ability to simply do the right thing even when it is really difficult. In this book, he and Hermione come up with a brilliant plan to save two lives with the help of Hermione's time turner.
We should all have that kind of courage, that kind of desire to do something to make life easier for another living being, and that satisfaction Harry gets from surviving another day to fight another fight in the neverending struggle between good and evil.*
*Incidentally, Harry also gets a lot of satisfaction from eating Bertie Bott's Every Flavor jelly beans. I would like to try them too, but I would stay away from the ones that taste like ear wax.