Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone Essay

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In J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” readers learn that love can make us do crazy things. This story takes place mostly at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but it also takes place in the home of Vernon and Petunia Dursley. Harry Potter, an eleven year old wizard, is living with his aunt and uncle after his parents are killed. For ten years, Harry had no idea he was a wizard until the day of his eleventh birthday. In chapter four, Hagrid-the keeper of the keys for Hogwarts- comes to take Harry school shopping and to take him to Hogwarts. When he gets there, the Dursleys refuse to let Harry go and argue with Hagrid over taking Harry. Rowling uses lots of dialogue to show how a simple conversation turned into an argument, which also shows that the …show more content…

It is hard to keep a secret, especially from someone who keeps asking, so Harry was kind of a nuisance to the Dursleys- because they had to keep Harry a secret from the neighborhood. “The room held no sign at all that another boy lived in the house, too,” (Rowling, 18). However, Harry is not intentionally meaning to cause people to act out. As stated previously, Harry did not know that he was a wizard for the first ten years of his life. Due to not knowing this, Harry experiences many different situations that he does not understand. When he asks the Dursleys a simple question, they lash out at him. It is not Harry’s fault that he was not given critical information about his life, so he is confused. “‘Where’s my letter?’ said Harry… ‘SILENCE’ yelled Uncle Vernon, and a couple of spiders fell from the ceiling….” (Rowling, 36-37). When Harry received a letter from Hogwarts, a school he had no idea existed, he was confused. Instead of Uncle Vernon telling Harry right then and there what Harry actually was, Uncle Vernon argued with Harry and lashed

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