He then feels he “should be in Slytherin” (Book 2 p. 333), because he is much like them; evil and twisted. Voldemort’s simple comment was able to convince Harry in a matter of minutes that he was just like Voldemort himself. After suddenly slipping into an identity crisis, Harry needs Dumbledore’s support be able to find himself again. Dumbledore tells Harry that by choosing not to be in Slytherin as he did makes him different from Voldemort. “It is our choices .
His vision got black. Anger and hatred covered up the promise given to Dumbledore, overshadowed fear and instinct of the self-preservation. Harry slammed the door with his whole hand, it obediently jumped away and Gryffindor in rage waved with his wand. “Expelliarmus!” he yelled. Nothing happened, the air around hooded figures just slightly sparked.
This is shown throughout the whole series. For instance, in “Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets” Harry Potter was able to defeat Tom Marvolo Riddle and to save Ginny Weasley who was trapped in the Chamber of Secrets. Harry was able to defeat Tom by destroying the Tom Riddle's diary with the basilisk’s fang. This shows that Harry would do anything to save someone, no matter who that person is and to spare his life for someone else. Another reason is that Harry had the ability to defeat Voldemort.
K. Rowling, she use hyperbole to highlight the feeling of Harry after he has Apparition. “He was being pressed very hard from all directions; he could not breathe, there were iron bands tightening around his cheat; his eyeballs were being forced back into his head; his eardrums were being pushed deeper into his skull” (60). In this sentence, the author exaggerates the feeling of Harry that “iron bands tightening around his cheat”, “his eyeballs were being forced back into his head”, and “his eardrums were being pushed deeper into his skull”. These physical actions is impossible happen on Harry, but the author writes in this way can let readers know how uncomfortable Harry is and feel sympathy toward him. Metaphor: A metaphor is a figurative language that can express the relationship between two things, and this relationship does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity.
He has not tempered his anger, nor has he found the truth about his parents (Granger 83). This is a catalyzing event in The Prisoner of Azkaban that muddles the line between good and evil. Both Marge and Harry have sinned in different ways, Harry’s spiritual journey from then on is focusing on restorative justice and searching for the truth throughout the film. Harry learns more about his parents and compassion through Lupin. Professor Lupin is one of the strongest connectors to Harry’s parents, through the dementor and boggart attacks, Harry re-experiences his parent’s death, but Harry experiences “mini-deaths” himself.
It all started with the death of Harry’s mother, Lily. Lily died to save Harry, throwing herself over top of her infant son to protect him from the green killing curse that was coming from the end Voldemort’s wand. In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Dumbledore describes this act of love to Harry, “If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it own mark… to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. It is in your very skin.” This very protection is what causes Harry to live and Voldemort to lose almost all of his power, and sets Voldemort on a quest to once and for all get rid of “the boy who lived”.
In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, there are many changes between the novel and the film. In the “Spinner’s End” scene, there are alterations in Snape’s character that change the viewer’s perception of him. In the novel, Snape’s character is perceived as a melodramatic villain, whereas in the film Snape is portrayed in a literary realist approach. The effect of this change results in viewers being surprised in Snape’s murderous act, whereas in the novel the readers are prepared for the death of Dumbledore. In the novel, Snape is depicted as a melodramatic villain who is loyal to Voldemort, evident by him stating, “It so happens that I know of the plan, […] I am one of the few the Dark Lord told” (Rowling 37).
Throughout his life, Harry has been hidden away and abused in the Muggle (human) world by his family and those around him while the wizard world that he never knew he belonged to revered him. It’s only after a decade that a small giant named Hagrid says, “Harry-yer a wizard,” (Rowling 60) and reveals Harry’s magic filled past and the heroic status he carries in the wizard world. Upon learning of his origin, Harry is forced to be reborn from being a small boy hidden away in a cupboard under the staircase to a wizard and hero known as the “Boy Who Lived”, for defeating the greatest threat his world had ever known. Despite the shock he receives after hearing the news, Harry overcomes his doubt and decides to not run away from his past but instead to embrace it. He willingly joins the world he was meant to be part of and evolves from a timid young boy into someone who defends the weak and helps others.
Conscious that they must not be seen, they are unsure how, and if, they can change that night's events. At first, they are little more than passive observers as they watch their previous selves repeat what happened only a few hours earlier, but soon figure out what they must do. Harry, more adventurous and less concerned with altering the past than Hermione, finally realizes that it was not his father he had earlier seen on the lake shore, but himself. Only he can save Black and the others from the Dementors, and he must act quickly. It is this realization that empowers him to cast the powerful Patronus that scatters the
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets begins when Harry is spending a miserable summer with his only remaining family, the Dursleys. During a dinner party hosted by his uncle and aunt, Harry is visited by Dobby, a house-elf. Dobby warns Harry not to return to Hogwarts, the magical school for wizards that Harry attended the previous year. Harry politely disregards the warning, and Dobby wreaks havoc in the kitchen, infuriating the Dursleys. The Dursleys angrily imprison Harry in his room for the rest of the summer.