Orphan Archetype In 'Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets'

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In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the storytellers use the Orphan archetype to convey how we as humans often try and put barriers between people they don't like or know because when we see something in a person that we do not like, we are extremely judgmental toward that person. In other words, people tend to solely judge others off of a personality trait that they have, where they came from, and how they act. This is simply a human trait that we have developed over time, but does not help us achieve relationships with other people. In the beginning of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry is seen in his locked room, in a feeble attempt to keep Harry’s magic away from the rest of the family, afraid it would “corrupt them”. When his relatives, Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia, are forced to speak to Harry, they speak with hatred in their voices. They speak this way because Harry is a wizard, and so were Harry’s parents. Aunt Petunia was extremely jealous of Harry’s mother, and hated magic in general. By doing this, they create a barrier between themselves and Harry…show more content…
Because people didn’t want to talk with Harry when he was “the Heir of Slytherin”, they put barriers between them and Harry, not caring that there could possibly be someone else who is the real Heir of Slytherin. They also judged him for his unique ability, and only used it as a way to try and solidify their belief. This, however, is only natural human behavior, as unreal as Harry Potter is. Humans do tend to judge others a lot, and often if they see something in the person that they don’t like, they cause them to feel bad, or stay away from that person. That’s why we as humans put barriers between people we either don’t like, or don't know, because we are extremely

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