Harry Potter and the philosiphers stone by J.k Rowling, portrays many themes during Harry’s years at Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. For example, the power of choice and its impact on our wellbeing, on our lives, and on the lives of others. The vital importance of friendship, and family. Family is a very important theme throughout Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Harry only wishes for the family he never knew – his parents – and hates the one he's stuck with – the Dursleys. Blood ties can only take you so far, and blood ties don’t nessecarily mean that love will be given. The Dursleys had fed, clothed, and barely sheltered Harry , but they didn’t love him, and they certainly didn’t treat him as if he belonged. Instead, …show more content…
Before coming to Hogwarts, Harry is completely isolated. Not only does he not have a loving family environment, but he does not have any friends to serve as a support system. After becoming a student at Hogwarts, however, Harry quickly creates a large group of friends but, more importantly, a close relationship with Ron and Hermione. For most of the students at Hogwarts, a strong group of friends helps with homesickness and difficult classes. Yet, in Harry's case, Rowling draws a more obvious parallel between friendship and difficult life challenges: the only way that Harry is able to reach the Mirror of Erised in the dungeons of Hogwarts is with Ron and Hermione's help. Hermione and Ron both tackle specific challenges that Harry would have been unable to face on his own, specifically Professor McGonagall's challenge of the giant wizarding chess and Professor Snape's challenge of the potions. In this case, Harry's friendship with Ron and Hermione saves his life and allows him to keep Voldemort from finding the Sorcerer's …show more content…
Harry’s life isn’t very bright in the beginning of our story; he is forced to sleep in a cupboard under the stairs, never gets anything for his birthdays (except a pair of Uncle Vernon’s old socks, and coat hangers ) and he is constantly being bullied by his 12 year old nephew, Dudley. One fine morning, Harry starts receiving strange letters adressed to his cupboard and is rescued by a giant man. Harry discovers his parents hadn’t died in a car crash (as his uncle and aunt always told him), but that they were wizards, and that he’s one as well. Though that’s not all; Harry isn’t just an ordinary wizard, but a famous one. The reason behind this is when, At the time of Harrys’ birth, a dark wizard roamed the country, and this wizard so happened to be at his prime (strongest). Shortly after Harrys’ birth, a prophecy was formed, the prophecy stated, "The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies... and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not... and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives... the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh
Harry Potter was forced to endure many hardships of death and still needed to face the killer of his loved ones, who was known as the embodiment of evil. These three individuals had to endure many hardships to reach their goal.
Do you think that every president should go to college? If a president doesn't go to college, do you think that they are educated enough to run our country. Truman didn't have a normal life he had to work hard for everything. He was very limited to what he could do during school. He worked many jobs throughout his lifetime but still had time for his wife and to run for president and became the 33rd president of the United States.
At the beginning of the novel, we find that Harry hates his town and regards his life miserable. Harry wants to ‘find the quickest way out’ of his town, and never wants to ‘come back… [not] for a long time’. He dreams and wishes of being ‘miles and another world away’ from the town he lives in. Harry has been exposed to death, loneliness, sadness and anger in his childhood. This makes Harry strong but sometimes lonely and isolated.
Hagrid had to explain to him his past and when Harry learned everything he accepted it and was brave enough to go with Hagrid and begin his journey to the wizard world. This also demonstrated the theme of the supernatural. Diagon Alley shows an opening into the wizard world. He got his wand and all his other objects he needed to fully begin his journey. “Harry then did something that was both very brave and very stupid: He took a great running jump and managed to fasten his arms around the toll’s neck from behind” (176).
Also Harry is going to break the rules. Yes he’s going to lie. He’s not going to listen to the instructions of the Professors either. Because if he did he wouldn’t be a hero. If he ran away every time the Professors told him too he wouldn’t be able to save people.
What is a friend? A common response to this question seems to be someone who accepts another for who they are. Another less used response to the same question is someone who leave another better than they once were. These two half definitions of friendship come to gather to explain that friend is someone who takes another how they already are and leaves that better than their previous state. True friendship often adds loyalty to ones character resulting in acts of courage.
Friendship is strong and can last a lifetime. In John Green's “Freak the Geek “a girl has Has problems in Hoover Prep School with older girls. She uses the power of friendship to get through tough times with her best friend. Lauren makes in through challenges and the struggles of Hoover Prep School with the power of friendship. This friendship leads to her being able to cope with the school and helps her build bravery at the same time.
In ‘By the River’ by Steven Herrick the novel focuses on Harry’s coming of age and furthermore the events that progress him from childhood into adulthood. This coming of age novel portrays the circumstances that impact Harry, and serve as stepping stones on his journey to adulthood and maturity. The most significant milestones that advanced him from youth to adulthood are the multiple losses that have had a severe impact, the many responsibilities that have been inflicted upon him and the flourishing friendships that helped Harry experience life’s greatest lessons. Subsequently this novel also displays that responsibility has also been a stepping stone for Harry, he has to step up to many strenuous tasks and positions throughout the novel.
Author C.S Lewis once stated that “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny,” seemingly explaining that those who experience adversity prosper in difficult situations. It is what we experience for the worst that changes us for the better. Roman poet Horace asserts this claim, saying that adversity plays into an individual’s character. He claims that talent arises from adversity and becomes prosperous in normally dormant situations. I believe this claim to be true as it can be seen in numerous historical events and works of literature alike.
Harry Potter shares similarities with the stories in the Bible in regards to themes, narratives and characteristics. A few examples would be: The persecutions of the “chosen ones”: Harry Potter’s beginning is similar to that of Jesus and Moses, as they all share the “saved-saviour”-myth: Forecasts have prophesied that they will, in some way, save the people, wherefore the person in charge feared to loose their power – making them try to kill them: When King Herod hears about the Three Wise Men who are on their way to find the new born king of the Jews, Jesus, he decides to kill every boy to the age of two, out of fear that the baby will rob him of his powers. The Pharaoh in Egypt, threatened by a potential revolt against his authority by his
„I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me; whose eyes would reply to mine. You may deem me romantic, my dear sister, but I bitterly feel the want of a friend” (Shelley 163-164). This is the wish of the scientist Robert Walton whose letters start Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Unlike the first thoughts coming to mind when hearing the title, friendship is one of the main topics in the story and the wish Walton expresses in the beginning stands for the desires of all the main characters. Not only Walton feels to be in need of companionship, the central character Victor Frankenstein does so too and even the Creature he brings into being expresses its strong wish to belong to someone.
The Harry Potter series have been an interesting series for me ever since I have enrolled in Professor Fox’s class. I personally have not read any of the Harry Potter series during my childhood, but once I have enrolled in Professor Fox’s class I have recently just finished Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Throughout my readings of these two books I have had many observations on certain aspects of the story that I would not have noticed when I was younger. These three aspects that I can’t imagine as a child noticing is how the Dursleys abused Harry, the stance on gender, and prejudgement based on appearance.
Throughout the entirety of the movie, Harry yearns to be like the others around him, who have family to love and provide for them. This makes the audience feel sorrow and empathy for the young boy and the hardships he is experiencing. Harry also has a supernatural experience with his parents. Harry discovers a room with a mirror called The Mirror of Erised. This magical artifact shows will show whoever is looking at it, what they desire the most in life.
Harry is still only 12 years old and growing up, and in the end he’s a bit worried about some similar traits between him and Voldemort, the most evil wizard during this time. But at page 245 Dumbledore, the headmaster at school tells him that ”It is our choices, Harry, that shows what we truly are, fare more than our