Is this post a joke, because this analysis doesn’t make any sense.
Harry is not like James, he’s not the slightest bit pig-headed. He’s like Lily, and it’s explicitly stated in the book for anyone who questions that.
Hermione is brilliant but she’s certainly not level headed, she’s quick to panic (remember ‘But there isn’t any wood’!). And where is it stated anywhere that Remus is book smart at all, let alone near Hermione’s caliber?
Ron is nothing like Sirius Black, Ron wishes he was the type of guy Sirius was when he was younger. And he may be loyal to Harry but he certainly doesn’t possess that sort of blind loyalty Sirius had - He turned his back on Harry when he really needed him in book 4 and 7. Also, take a look at their home lives, you’ll see some real parallels there.
Draco Malfoy is not Snape, he’s not nearly as talented and not nearly as unpopular. Draco is a spoiled rich kid, Snape comes from a broken home. They’re both Death Eaters who hate Harry, but there are plenty of those, and their personalities are completely different.
also NEVILLE AND PETER PETTIGREW ARE NOTHING ALIKE. There is literally no weight to this parallel whatsoever. I don’t know if there’s more to this explanation, but they were never in the same position at all. He wasn’t Harry’s best friend, he didn’t walk around hero worshipping him, he didn’t try to latch on to his popularity- Neville couldn’t care less about popularity, that’s why he stood up to Harry in Book 1. Absolutely none of these things apply to Peter, perhaps maybe they are just individual characters who service the plot in different ways?
The parallel idea sounds nice but JKR has meticulously crafted unique personalities for all these characters. This whole thing is an enormous stretch and actually discredits the individuality of the characters.
No. You’re not getting it. When a character parallels another it doesn’t mean that they turn the same character.
I won’t get into how the rest of the guys represent the Marauders, because it doesn’t seem very important to me. But I will tell you how Neville and Wormtail are alike. (Just becomes they’re the ones that interest me the most)
Neville and Wormtail, though they are unique characters by themselves, they represent the same thing. They are both the kids who everyone thought that they didn’t deserve to be in Gryffindor, that they weren’t brave enough for that house. Yet, the Sorting Hat put them both in Gryffindor. Why? Because they both had the same potential to be brave.
And here we go into the same element that JKR uses over and over again. Choice.
When the time care for both to chose, Wormtail chose the coward option, to save his own ass, while Neville chose to be brave.
The characters are parallels.
Now, for what you are saying I’m assuming that you do not write, forgive me if I’m wrong. But very often, when you create characters you create them as plot devices, parallels or metaphors. Now, unless you’re Moffat, after the first creation of the character, you let them grow. You give them their personalities, their stories, everything you need to make the character a person within the story and not just a plot tool, a parallel or a metaphor.
Just because there are characters that mirror each other it doesn’t mean that they can’t be unique characters with their own personalities. Being an unique character and being a parallel/mirror are not mutually exclusive.
The idea is to learn about the mistakes of the past generations, how a generation can reach progress.
Because you see the analysis is right in how each pair of characters fulfill the same role. Is their differences what is interesting. The different choices that make the second generation to be better. Like how Harry found in himself to forgive Draco and how he reach an understanding of the other person, unlike his father. Or how Neville chose to be brave instead of a coward like Wormtail.