Unanswered Questions in the “Harry Potter” Universe

J.K. Rowling gave us one of the richest and most imaginative worlds ever, but there are still some unsolved mysteries within the Harry Potter series. Below are my top six unanswered questions about the magical world.


  1. Why does Harry still wear glasses?

In a world where a potion can regrow bones overnight and a spell can fix broken bones in a second, it seems insane that they haven’t invented a magical way of fixing one’s eyesight.


2.     What about the international wizards and governments?

We’ve seen several other European wizarding schools in Goblet of Fire, and we learned from Fantastic Beasts that there’s a wizarding community in America, but if Voldemort is trying to take over the entire world of magic, why didn’t we see any of them? If his influence reached other countries, why didn’t they try to help?


  1.     Why didn’t Fred or George notice Peter or Ginny on the Marauder’s Map?

Fred and George didn’t give the map to Harry until his third year, which meant they might have seen Peter Pettigrew follow Ron around for a couple of years. Why didn’t they realize that their little brother had a stalker? Not only that, why didn’t they notice Ginny spending a lot of time in the widely avoided girls’ bathroom? Or that she happened to be present during the attacks?


  1.     Why is Hogwarts so technologically backward?

We know that the magic would have interfered with electricity, which is why they don’t have computers or phones in Hogwarts, but what about other Muggle technology? Objects like pens and pencils that don’t require electricity and would have been much easier to use than quills. Our Muggle technology is one of the better aspects of our world.  


  1.    What happened to the Muggle-born children’s previous lives when they came to Hogwarts?

Muggle-born children going to Hogwarts must have it harder than children from all-magical families. What must it have been like pretending to go to a Muggle boarding school? Also, how did they communicate with their friends and other family members? They could have sent owls back to their immediate families, but what about the others? Did they send letters through their parents, or did they just not contact them? Living in the age of social media, it’s hard to imagine having to communicate with just letters.  


  1.     Why wasn’t Veritaserum used in some cases?

Although the forcible use of Veritaserum on innocent people would have been an invasion of their privacy, it could have been useful in several cases. Harry could have taken it before telling Fudge that Voldemort was back. Also, Veritaserum would have been very useful in trials to capture other criminals or prove that the accused (like Sirius) were innocent. So why didn’t they use it?


What do you think of this list? Is there anything you would add? Let us know in the comments.

Minal Daswani

I entered the wizarding world in 2006, and haven’t left. In my Muggle time, I enjoy reading, bingeing TV shows, baking, and travellng.