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How did Lockheart add to the overall storyline?
I think he added a good bit of depth to the wizarding world. Before him, we had good wizards, evil wizards, and quidditch players. But with adding Lockheart to the story, we get to see that the wizarding world also has celebrities. It has people who faked it to make it. It has people who are, or believe themselves to be, larger than life. I think the presence of his character was incredibly important for the storyline because it brought the entire wizarding world more parallel to our own, muggle/no-mag world.
I also think it gave us a glimpse at what Harry might have been like if he wasn’t sent to live with the Dursleys. As McGonagall says, everyone would have known who he was. He would have been famous. Lockheart shows us exactly how that can go to someone’s head.
What do you think Lockheart added to the overall storyline?