Family relationships, friendships, culture and identity in Okechukwu Nzelu’s novel Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series and how their coming of age experience if effected?
The purpose of this article is to explore how Harry Potter's and Nnenna Maloney’s coming of age experiences are affected by their family relationships, friendships and culture. The article examines the effect positive and negative family relationships have on Harry’s and Nnenna’s coming of age experiences. I consider how a change in Harry's and Nnenna’s perception alters their family relationships and how this affects them as individuals. In addition to this, the article considers the friendships Harry and Nnenna make and examines their effects. The article also examines how culture affects their coming of age experience and whether there are any similarities between their struggles for social identity.