Along with the evidence found for admirable qualities. Harry has guts being sneaky and clever. For example, when Harry went out past his curfew with the invisibility cloak on. Trying to find answers about Nicolas Flamel. Only problem is it's in the restricted section of the library.
Hermione and Ron leaned in closer; Hermione even put down her quill. ‘Look — there’s something wrong with her wing —’ Hedwig was quivering; when Harry made to touch the wing she gave a little jump, all her feathers on end as though she was inflating herself, and gazed at him reproachfully.” (page 356) Explanation: Harry realises that Hedwig has got hurt when she went out to deliver a letter to Sirius. This moment might change things because Harry now knows someone is out to hurt and Harry will now look out. Also, since he thinks Umbridge might have to do with it, he will have another reason to hate her. Quote: ‘“The boy’s seeing things from inside You-Know-Who’s snake…Obviously, Potter doesn’t realize what that means, but if You-Know-Who’s possessing him —”’ (page 491) Explanation #2: Harry and his friends figure out that Voldemort is controlling Harry.
When, in The Half-Blood Prince, Harry views Dumbledore’s memory of his first meeting with Tom Riddle, Harry observes how the orphans “Were all wearing the same kind of grayish tunic. They looked reasonably well-cared for, but there was no denying that this was a grim place in which to grow up.” When Dumbledore tells him he is a wizard, Riddle admits, “I knew I was different.” Meaning, both Harry and Riddle were friendless and acutely different from those they lived with due to their magical abilities. Yet, the distinction, which concerns Dumbledore, is Riddle’s “Obvious instincts for cruelty, secrecy, and domination,” (6:13, 275) due to his deeds towards the other orphans. Wolosky asserts that, “In the book’s vision, the test for morality is choosing,” (149) where she refers to Harry’s worry that the Sorting Hat was wrong in not placing him in Slythering. However, it appears here that free choice is not the only determining factor, but nature as well.
They treat him like a slave, they make poor Harry do all the house chores while spoiling their pretentious son Dudley. One day Harry receives a letter from Hogwarts the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. However, his uncle, still eager
This happens to everyone, and is part of growing up. When Harry sees Wayne Barlow and Miss Spencer together, Harry, without thinking, ‘pick[s] up a rock, hurl[s] it blind[ly], turn[s] and run[s].’ Harry and the readers discover that Miss Spencer consequently becomes pregnant, and leaves Harry’s town forever, ‘the taxi taking away the only good thing left in town.’ Harry is blinded by jealous and hatred and ‘spends all night thinking of Miss Spencer and hating Wayne Barlow forever.’ Near the end of the novel Harry shows maturity when he admits to Johnny: ‘I’ve given the Barlow’s a few of those [rocks] before.’ To do this shows courage and understanding of himself. He matures and grows because of this significant event, which pushes Harry into
Abuse in Harry Potter: First Chapter Analysis The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling contains a substantial motif of child abuse which I will trace within the first chapter of the first volume. In an empowering yet brutal measure, the book abuses Harry, yet understates its consequences. The narrative informs us how small Harry is for his age, and how he eats only small quantities of bread and cheese when guests are expected, quite reminiscent of the meager meals of many 19th century orphan heroes such as Jane Eyre. We are also acquainted with how the dark cupboard Harry inhabits might have contributed to his speed when chased by bullies. We can gain further insight about this aspect of abuse by looking at the first chapter which provides a succinct foreshadowing of the later exploitation and neglect in the series.
Throughout the Harry Potter series, storylines and plots changed throughout the books, but one thing remained consistent- the personalities of the characters. Reader could always rely on Harry to save the day, Ron to be his sidekick, Mrs. Weasley to be a mother to all, and Draco Malfoy to be a bully. This is because the characters each had their own archetype, or pattern of behavior throughout the series. This was shown specifically in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The book followed Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts.
Henry desires that a fairy had replaced Hal and Hotspur at birth, so that Hotspur were really his son and Hal the son of another. This quote is important for several deductions. It indicates the rivalry of Harry and Hotspur, and it helps authorize Henry’s exhausted, troubled condition. Additionally, it lets the readers know that Harry is mainly considered a disappointment, and, by introducing both Harry and Hotspur as potential son figures for Henry, it installs the concept of spitting images in the play. For example, “By being seldom seen, I could not stir/ But like a comet I was wond’red at,/ That men would tell their children, “This is he”;/ Others would say, “Where, Which is Bullingbrook?”/ And then I stole all courtesy from heaven,/ And dress’d myself in such humility/ That I did pluck allegiance from men's hearts,/ Loud shouts and salutations from their mouths”(III.ii.45-53).
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. When Harry looks into the mirror, the mirror shows his mom and dad. The one thing Harry wants more than anything, is the return of his parents.
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. In the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry first lives his life as a muggle not knowing anything about