Tolerance of People who are Different The idea of tolerance within a community is highly important in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The plot of the novel explores this idea through Salazar Slytherin's intention to wipe out "mudbloods," or wizards with non- magical ancestors, from Hogwarts. Harry himself is only half-wizard, and Hermione's parents are both "Muggles," non-magical people. However, Harry and Hermione are better wizards than Malfoy, who is from a family of generations of pure wizard blood, showing that dedication and work, rather than genetic heritage, are the important factors in guaranteeing success. Rowling describes the Slytherin students as inbred: all are oversized, strange-looking, mean and unintelligent.
In every hero journey, its pinnacle is reached in the confrontation with an arch (e)-villain. Every step in the journey has a symbolic significance and the villain follows its rules. The villain is a force to which the hero has to oppose; the villain is also representative of darkness. The details of the past of a villain are not given earlier but slowly as the story develops it reveals all details of the villain. Villain in the Harry Potter series, Lord Voldemort, lives his own journey; one which is incredibly similar to the archetypal journey lived by the hero, 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.
As his own creator had abandoned him and left him to face the reality of what society brings, he wanted to fit in and be loved and cared for but was instead was faced with ruthless attacks, and became a victim of abuse for his hideous features. Society no longer defines whom a person is by their internal traits, but instead their external features. Every minute and every second there someone out there in the world being judged for not meeting society standards and are treated as trash just like the creature had been treated and it, unfortunately, comes to a breaking point where people just act out. If physical traits were not an important factor in society would society act any differently towards the creature would it have prevented what the creature had
The creature shows various human traits. The creature is no different than humans in the way that humans can kill, be kind or be violent and miserable, which the creature shows and experiences. As the creature learns more he encounters villagers with "gentle manners" and some barbarous villagers" who treat him like trash. If humans are so called humans because of their sympathy and compassion, then humans shouldn 't be considered humans if they kill or become violent. The men the creature meets are just as defective as he becomes.
Centaurs are half human and half horse creatures. Cyclopes are giant monsters with one eye. Harpies are bird creatures with a human female face. Medusa is a girl who was turned into a snake monster by Athena. The Minotaur is a creature with the body of a human and the head of a bull.
At least when Father wasn’t home”. This indicates that he had a difficult relationship with his father sometimes; he confides to the new owners, his mother would join him. “If she was in the mood, and we 'd plot together--oh, all forms of fantastical things". These lines suggest that both mother and son and possibly his sister as well were the victims of the masterful father. The basement was not a means of punishment for him as a child but instead a refuge from his abusive father.
It was not even love, he grew an unhealthy obsession for her and sometimes even insulted her. This is shown when he calls her a mudblood, the worst insult possible to a wizard, multiple times, “I don't need help from filthy little Mudbloods like her!” This among other times are all shown in Snape’s memories. Some people think that he still loved her. However, proof that he didn’t and was instead obsessed with her is shown in their patronuses. James and Lily’s patronuses were a doe and a stag, these are soulmates.
Utterson’s perspective is more effective than those of other characters because of his ability to make people trust him. He has a good relationship with all of the other main characters. He was school friends with Dr. Lanyon, who holds “a sincere and warm affection” for him, and Dr. Jekyll, who tells Utterson that he has complete trust in him (Stevenson 12). Because of his trustworthy nature, people are more inclined to share information with him, allowing the reader to glimpse more of the story than if a character like Edward Hyde had been the protagonist. Unlike Hyde, who evokes a feeling of hatred in everyone he meets, “where Utterson was liked, he was liked well”
That change was because that Tom Riddle did not want to carry the heritage of a person who is not pure blood and he did not want to have a connection with them even by a name. This is ironical, because although he hated all the muggles and witches/wizards who were not pure blood and wanted the pure blood wizard’s supremacy over all the other people, just like Hitler did, Voldemort himself was a half-blood as his father Tom Riddle Sr. was a