Throughout the Harry Potter series, J.K Rowling has stuck to the same cast of characters but recently in the 8th book (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) a cast of new characters have been introduced which will take Harry and his friend’s places at Hogwarts. Albus Severus Potter (Harry’s son) is the main protagonist and is set high standards by all of the wizarding community as well as his parents and relatives (Harry, Ginny, Ron, and Hermione) but, when he is sorted into Slytherin during his first year at Hogwarts he immediately gets tormented with taunts and disappointment. Albus immediately grows a hatred towards Hogwarts and his last name “Potter” as seen on page 26 where Albus thinks to himself “As he tries to melt into the background, the other students laugh. He looks up at them all. I didn’t choose, you know that? I didn’t choose to be his son.” Due to the taunts Albus faces at Hogwarts he begins to develop issues with his father (Harry) making him distant from Harry. Scorpius Malfoy is Albus’s best friend and only friend at Hogwarts who faces some of the same problems Albus does. Scorpius is teased and called “Voldemort's son” throughout the first few chapters due to a rumor that his parents were unable to have children so they traveled back in time to create one and continue the Malfoy family line. Scorpius suffers and develops father-son issues as well and to make it worse his mother becomes ill and passes away during the summer of his 4th year. Draco pleads that Harry to tell the Ministry that his son isn’t Voldemort's son because “the Hogwarts students tease Scorpius about it relentlessly” (pg. 23). Albus and Scorpius are a duo who even their parents are surprised they get along so well.