Harry Potter Character Analysis Essay

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The Characters:

HARRY POTTER

The son of James and Lily Potter and nephew of Vernon and Petunia Dursley.Their parents died to save him.He shows himself to be caring and shrewd, a loyal friend, and an excellent Quidditch player.
At the beginning, Harry is an unimposing figure.He was skinny, isolated from his family, the constant victim of his cousin 's bullying, and marked with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. After his discovery of his magical abilities and his introduction to Hogwarts, Harry begins to grow in confidence, strength until he becomes a protagonist, capable of facing off against the Dark Lord himself.
Harry is marked also by the confrontation between good and bad magic that caused that scar: the standoff between the evil
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He was a brilliant scholar, but his nerve was shattered by an encounter with vampires. Quirrell wears a turban to conceal the fact that he is voluntarily possessed by Voldemort.Harry only discovers Professor Quirrell 's true nature at the end of the book, Professor attempts to keep Quirrell from hurting Harry and finding the Stone.

Vernon Dursley

He is Harry’s rich uncle he is married with Petunia.Harry lives for ten years with them. Dursley symbolizes the Muggle world at its most silly and mediocre.He has closed-mindedness toward the colorful cloaks and literate cats.

Petunia Dursley

She is Mr. Dursley’s wife. Petunia is an overly doting mother to her son, Dudley, and she is a prison-keeper to Harry. She is,excessively concerned with what the neighbors think of her family. She is somewhat humanized for us.She was always jealous of the magical gifts of her sister, Lily, Harry’s witch mother.

Dudley Dursley

Harry’s cousin, a spoiled, fat bully.He is so annoying and loud. Dudley uses parental love to get what he wants.His outrageous desires for multiple television sets foreshadow the important scenes involving the Mirror of Erised and the wrongful desire for eternal life that motivates

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