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Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Shakespeare Quote

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past twenty years, you probably know about Harry Potter. It’s a worldwide phenomenon that has been credited with both 1) getting kids to like reading, and 2) getting people to use words like “Hogwarts” and “Hufflepuff” with a straight face. 

And unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past four HUNDRED years, you probably know about William Shakespeare. The guy wrote a ton of plays and was the first person to use the word “elbow” as a verb.

Since you already know about both of those things, we’ll get right into it. Here are all the Harry Potter books, summed up in Shakespeare quotes.