Nineteen years later

People Always Look At You

People Always Look At You

People always look when you three are together.  And apart.  People always look at you.

Ginny Weasley when Hermione suggests that they leave King's Cross Station, having noticed that people are looking (CC1: Cursed Child Act 1)


This seems to be particularly stressful to Albus Severus, whose physical resemblance to his father makes his differences more striking.  His father is famous, so everyone knows who Albus is, by extension, and it's very hard for him to slip under the radar.

This quote also pinpoints some of Ginny's (possibly lingering) feelings of loneliness, envy, and otherness.  People seem not to think of her in association with Harry as much as they do Ron and Hermione, because in school, with the exception of Harry's sixth year, it usually was "the three of [them]."  It was the three of them who went off in search of Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes, much like it was the three of them who went to defend the Sorcerer's Stone.  In her eyes, at least, the crowd isn't looking at her--they're looking at Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

She relates to Draco, and a bit to Albus and Scorpius, because she envied the friendship that Harry, Ron, and Hermione had in school.  This undercurrent of remembered loneliness helps tie together the motives of almost every character in the Cursed Child play.


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