1, In the story of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them it is obvious that the wizards have more social tendency over muggles (people who have no magic), as the readers can perceive from the order from the president of MACUSA, Madam Picquery, “‘We have to get the entire city obliviated, no muggles can know about us. And there isn’t any exceptions’ “(Rowling 265). Madam Picquery was specifically demanding that the memory of Mr. Kowalski (a very kind hearted muggle who has assisted the protagonist to fulfil his mission, and later on they become very good friends) has to be erased, since they “cannot risk the exposure of the magical community” (256). As claims by the president of MACUSA, regardless what the wish of the muggles, no matter how much he wishes to keep these precious memories he shares with his wizard friends, what marvelous adventures they went through together, they all have to be wiped out, and he has no saying in this. This proves that the wizards are the superior class in this society, and the muggles are the inferior.
2, Mr. Kowalski worked in a canning factory, “a place of dreadful working condition” and where he earns “meagre salary that merely support his basic living demands” (52). He has a dream of to open a bakery, that “is like a dreaming when strolling in the wonderful scent of newly baked bread” (79), as he describes to Mr. Scamander. However, being a member of the lowest social position, his status also earns his very few attention and respect, as every person in the working class, he gets refused and derided by the rich people very often. “‘I’m afraid your proposal cannot be accepted by the bank, without a collateral there is nothing that we can do. ‘Bingley dismissively rings a bell on his desk” (22). Everyone who wants to borrow money from the bank has to give in a collateral that worth three times more than the money one wants to borrow, this principal basically leaves the poor people with no hope, and that’s why the poor always stays as who they are.
3, “‘Sorry, I have to go. It’s going to be fine’” (280). Love cannot survive a difference in class is a very commonly seen ideas in literature, as in this novel, Quinine, who is a witch, and the muggle, Jacob are destined to be separated no matter how deeply they love each other, their identity and differentiation in power made fated star-crossed lovers.
4, Hatred is originated from misunderstanding, and misunderstanding is likely formed from differentiation. Look back into history, as similar to whether the rebellion of French people, or the Chinese Culture Revolution, the abhorrence in between each social classes seems to be deeply rooted in people’s heart. As so in this play write, readers would notice that the immense power is hold within the hand of wizard and not the muggles, people have magic are free to do anything they wish, while the latter is powerless and helpless against it, this makes the wizards the upper class and muggles the lower one. Muggles hate witched and wizards because they are afraid but in the meantime envy their magical power, it’s something they desire but never be able to possess, “‘Your mother was a wicked, unnatural woman, alone with the other witches, she deserves to be burn to death!” (204). Furthermore, such profound detestation is easily get passed down to the next generation, as even has infiltrated the rhymes that the little children sing when they are playing games: “My momma, your momma, gonna catch a witch; My momma, your momma, flying on a switch; My momma, your momma, witches never cry; My momma, your momma, witches gonna die!” (52). However, in the meantime, some magical people also dislike the muggles just as much, as reveals in the words of Grindelwald, since he believes that the wizards should rule the world, not the powerless muggles, “‘A law that directs those under its dominion to cower in fear lest we risk discovery! I ask you Madam President, who does this law protect? Us? Or those muggles who resembles filthy, weak, idiotic rats?’”
5, One of the Fantastic beast, Niffler, who is incredibly obsessed with shiny things, can be a representation of the aristocrats, who is similarly interested about power. “‘You just can never be doing this, can’t you? Drop them all, now’” (65). This is what Newt Scamander says to the Niffler when he once again finds out that this little annoying beast is stuffing his pocket with countless of shiny objects. Niffler indeed can never satisfied with what he already has right now, but always craving for more, which just like the patricians who always wanted to expand their power.