literary analysis: Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets I’ve read Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets, a book written by J.K. Rowling. It’s the second book in a series of 7. The book is about Harry Potter, a 12-year-old wizard going to Hogwarts. This year, people are getting stupefied without anyone knowing the reason behind it. At the same time, Harry can hear voices that no one else can. The main character’s name is Harry Potter. He is a 12-year-old orphan and has lived with his abusive relatives since his parents died. The rest of his household is non-magical, but he is a wizard that goes to a school to learn about magic and how to use it. He is quite small for his age, with black hair and a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. He is both courageous and loyal, but on the downside he can also be very impulsive and hot-tempered. He is in this book younger than most main characters in other books, which makes it hard to compare him to someone else. The book is written in the third person, but you still only see it from Harry’s perspective as it’s his thoughts and feelings that are written about. …show more content…
Harry always puts his friends first, and in this book one of the people who are put in danger is his close friend Hermione, and in the end his best friend’s sister is abducted. The book’s theme can be compared to many other books, for example The Hunger Games. Katniss, the main character in that book, volunteers to be a part of a dangerous game so that she can protect her little sister. But the book is also about character development and being a good person. 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
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“Nam qui dabat olim / imperium, fasces, legiones, omnia, nunc se / continet atque duas tantum res anxius optat, panem et circenses” - Juvenal Smoke rose from citizens’ homes and workplaces, wisps of darkness floating higher and higher in the sky like the souls of the dead, signals to spread the destruction that had occurred only a few days ago. Bloodied bodies, dead and alive, lay there too. In their inaction - the anticipation that followed shock - they seemed to be spectators, stunned after a cacophony of destruction, played by an orchestra controlled by some far away conductor. Yet they themselves seemed to play music, mindless buzzing as their not-so-empty heads attempted to filter their surroundings and figure out what had happened to
Thomas S. Hibbs’ expository essay “Memento Harry” (2011) examines the recurring notion of memento mori in Rowling’s Harry Potter. Hibbs affirms that the Harry Potter series is a tribute to memento mori, “the virtuous cultivation of the memory of death.” Hibbs utilizes parallelism by presenting that the awareness of mortality is the assertion of “life over death, love over hate, and community over isolation,” incorporates logos by analyzing that “remembering and preparing for death are central virtues”, and relates Harry Potter to The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe in order to demonstrate that death is only conquered through selflessness. Hibbs perspective on the concept of memento mori is certainly penetrating and he persuasively
Harry and his friends figure out that Voldemort is controlling Harry. This might change things because now Harry might feel that he might hurt people he’s close to, and will try to distance himself from them. The others might try to help him, though with no outcome. Or, he might have another reason to hate Voldemort and when he meets him, he might rage on him. Also, Harry might try to hide out to Sirius, for help or safety.
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry has already gone on a journey in the first book and he is still on the journey in this book. Harry has to deal with the threats on the lives of the muggle borns, other
From coping with of loss, gaining responsibilities, and learning to accept his town and his life, Harry is able to make this transition. His journey that is not an easy one and Steven Herrick shows this by the end of his novel, by the river, that Harry is more maturity and can venture into the future more
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.
Keeping It Simple You would be hard pressed to find anyone who does not live under a rock that has not at least heard of Harry Potter, if not read a book or seen a movie. The series has become a cultural phenomenon that has people of all ages as loyal fans worldwide. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was the first book in the series by J. K. Rowling that had to have some qualities to capture audiences. Sure, it is a book about magic and adventures, but there are plenty of books about magic in the fantasy genre that never will have the following that Harry Potter does, so what did Rowling do to make this a meaningful story?
As the story progress, the tense situation surrounding Harry Bittering and his family creates more conflict and illustrates the way that humans often respond to their environment, particularly when fear and change are
Sign for analysis: Fahrenheit 451 In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, in the midst of a tale of book-burning and lost knowledge, a large looming object gains a peculiar amount of mention: the moon. From the very beginning, imagery has been introduced, when Montag “did not wish to open the curtains and open the french windows, for he did not want the moon to come in the room” (Bradbury 10). After observing Clarisse’s family though his window, Montag “moved back to his own house, left the window wide, checked Mildred, tucked the covers about her carefully, and then lay down with the moonlight on his cheek-bones and on the frowning ridges in his brow, with the moonlight distilled in each eye to form a silver cataract there” (Bradbury 15).
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets Written By J. K Rowling is an exciting Fiction book. This book is about 3 Students Named Ron, Harry, Hermione discovering the Slytherin Chamber of secrets underneath Hogwarts. Harry spends a horrible summer with the Dursleys, then Dobby warns him not to go back to Hogwarts for some reason. Uncle Vernon then Grounds Harry and tells him he is not allowed to go back to Hogwarts. Later that night, the Weasleys came in their Dad’s enchanted flying car then picks up Harry from his window to go to Hogwarts.
Harry Potter: A boy is hit through a curse that would desire to kill him, besides the undeniable fact that it does not. Then he instruments out to maintain the international, armed with magic and the flexibility of love. At his new college,Harry learns magic and tries to end a instructor from stealing a rock. Then the full college is endangered through a girl writing in her diary.
Baylee Mock 5/10/17 CSS Harry Potter In the book, Harry Potter: A Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling, Harry’s character changes drastically in only a year at Hogwarts. When Harry was a baby, his parents were killed by the powerful dark wizard, Lord Voldemort.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Since the 1990’s, J.K. Rowling has been known as one of the most prestigious authors. This is due to the fact, she has written seven of the most inspiring and relatable fictional novels in the series known as Harry Potter. As with every book ever written, the whole Harry Potter series consists of themes. To add, themes are timeless messages the author sends to the reader through the book. Specifically, the third book in the series Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban possesses the theme of Good vs Evil.
The excitement and adrenaline flowing through your body as your favorite characters bring their worlds to life before your very eyes. Walking through the corridors you are taken from the world you know today, and placed into Hogwarts, completely placing you in the world of Harry Potter. You are asked to join Harry and his friends on an exciting,, groundbreaking ride called Harry Potter and the forbidden Journey. This journey includes a trip around Hogwarts Castle, encounters from the whomping willow and dementors, even bringing you into the center of a quidditch match. The world of
Dumbledore flew over toothed battlements, got off the broomstick, Harry landed next him only a few seconds later. He looked in all directions, no one was on astronomical tower. “Is it really the Dark Mark?” Harry lifted his eyes to green skull, snake tongue glistening repulsively on the night sky above them. He shivered.