Hogwarts Essays

  • The Sorcerer's Stone Comparison

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    at Hogwarts provides the students with all aspects of living in a household through communal living. Upon arriving at Hogwarts, McGonagall even articulates this by saying, “The sorting is a very important ceremony because while you are here, your house will be something like your family within Hogwarts” (Rowling 114). This shows that in the little time Harry has entered Hogwarts, the concept of family and home has become associated with its setting. Another unique quality that makes Hogwarts more

  • Harry Potter Initiation-Return

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    In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Harry goes through the hero’s journey where he has his departure, Initiation-Return. When he does leave his ordinary life to become a student at Hogwarts he doesn’t even know what he is getting himself into, Harry is brought into a new world leaving the Ordinary world he was a part of. Harry is called into adventure when Hagrid shows up on his birthday,“"Ah, go boil yet heads, both of yeh," said Hagrid. "Harry -- yer a wizard." There was silence inside the

  • Analysis Of Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

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    He has five older brothers who all either went or are going to Hogwarts. This puts an enormous pressure on him. ‘Everyone expects me to do as well as the others, but if I do, it’s no big deal, because they did it first’ (p. 75, l. 15-17). This shows how he feels that he is often overlooked because of his brothers succes

  • Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

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    parents were killed by an evil wizard named Voldemort. Harry was the only one who survived and Hagrid, who was a gamekeeper at Hogwarts, took him to the Dursley’s front door step when he was a baby. Ever since that day, Harry believed that his life was miserable. Until one day, when it was Harry’s eleventh birthday, his entire life changed. Harry was invited to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there he met his two best friends, Ron and Hermione. He also met his rival, Draco Malfoy.

  • Stone's Stone: Plot Summary Stone

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    beginning, Harry is an unimposing figure.He was skinny, isolated from his family, the constant victim of his cousin 's bullying, and marked with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. After his discovery of his magical abilities and his introduction to Hogwarts, Harry begins to grow in confidence, strength until he becomes a protagonist, capable of facing off against the Dark Lord himself. Harry is marked also by the confrontation between good and bad magic that caused that scar: the standoff between the

  • Tragic Hero In Severus Snape

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    Severus Snape is first introduced to Harry Potter in his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is clear that Snape does not like Harry. It’s easy for those watching Harry’s life unfold to hate Snape. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, we can see that Harry Potter is the classic hero. What might go unnoticed, and is only fully revealed in this episode of the stories, is that Severus Snape exposes himself to be the tragic hero of the story. All of Snape’s characteristics

  • Book Summary: 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child'

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    ONE: Book Summary. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child The book begins at kings crossing where Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, and Draco are all saying goodbye to there kids who are going to Hogwarts. On the train to Hogwarts Albus (harry's son) and Scorpius (draco's son) meet and become best friends. At Hogwarts they get sorted into their houses. Albus is put into the Slitherine which is not what he wanted. This causes a bad relationship with his dad. A few years later the ministry finds a time turner

  • Lord Ballister Blackheart: The Unsung Hero

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    Lord Ballister Blackheart: The Unsung Hero British novelist J.K Rowling bestseller series, Harry Potter, introduce Muggle readers to the magical world of the boy who lived attending Hogwarts with countless twisted plots and characters. Professor Severus Snape was the mysterious inhospitable complex character center for his alliances with the main antagonist Lord Voldemort and headmaster Albus Dumbledore. In the seventh and final book, The Deathly Hallows, a dying Snape passes his memories

  • Harry Potter Family

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    Harry Potter and the philosiphers stone by J.k Rowling, portrays many themes during Harry’s years at Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. For example, the power of choice and its impact on our wellbeing, on our lives, and on the lives of others. The vital importance of friendship, and family. Family is a very important theme throughout Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Harry only wishes for the family he never knew – his parents – and hates the one he's stuck with – the Dursleys. Blood

  • Classism In Harry Potter

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    mentioned characters attend or attended Hogwarts. The school is divided into four Houses which are, in fact, partially affected by ethnicity. Voldemort and Severus Snape went to Slytherin, whereas Potter and Dumbledore to Gryffindor. Slytherin is one of the four Hogwarts Houses, the others are Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. Each House bears the surname of its founder: Salazar Slytherin, Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff and Rowena Ravenclaw. Students at Hogwarts are Sorted into their Houses the

  • Odysseus: An Obstacle Of Epic Heroes In Homer's Odyssey

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    life is constantly in danger because Harry just wants to protect Hogwarts from someone misusing the sorcerer's stone. When Ron is down from a knight’s move, Harry rationalizes the fact that if he and Hermione were to help him, Ron’s effort would be for naught. Knowing this, Harry and Hermione keep playing, keeping in mind they were helping many other students. When the game is finally over, Harry discovers the truth and saves Hogwarts as well as the wizard world from the misuse of the stone.This journey

  • Hrothgar Characters In Beowulf

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    Hrothgar and the Chamber of Christians As Albus Dumbledore once said, “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Choices play a large role in the epic poem Beowulf, especially when it comes to the King of the Danes, Hrothgar. Dumbledore, from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, and Hrothgar have more than just choices in common. They both represent an archetypal father figure, but each with fatal flaws of their own. Hrothgar, King of the Danes, faithfully

  • Goblet Of Fire Analysis

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    Harry Potter and his friends get tickets to the Quidditch world cup, during which he encounters Lord Voldemort’s death eaters. After the scare, Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts School of Wizardry, where the Triwizard tournament is about to commence. Only three students, each representing one of the three schools magic namely Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang, can participate; however, this year sees a fourth participant, Harry. Despite being below seventeen years old, the goblet of fire selects

  • Similarities Between Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

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    The refusal of the call isn 't by Harry himself but by his aunt and uncle. Even though Harry is doubtful about being a wizard he doesn 't refuse to go to Hogwarts with Hagrid. His aunt and uncle have stopped at nothing to keep the wizard world from harry, and now they are refusing to allow Harry anywhere near anything that has to do with witches and wizards. Harry Potter has lots of mentors throughout the

  • Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

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    of Secrets,” by J.K. Rowling describes the mysterious happenings at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry that lead Harry to what is known as “The Chamber of Secrets.” It is a normal day at the Dursleys, Harry is ignored and bored waiting to go back to Hogwarts because he is on summer break, but something happened. He is visited by Dobby the house elf who proclaims his doings as a way to stop Harry from going back to Hogwarts. One night, The Dursley’s had a dinner party. Harry had just met Dobby

  • Harry Potter Archetypal Hero

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    called ‘Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’. At this school, Harry Potter finds out that his destiny is to defeat Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who killed his parents when he was just a baby, and who is terrorizing the wizard society. During the whole series, the reader follows Harry Potter through his heroic journey during which he

  • Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Analysis

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    Chapter: 3 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second novel in the Harry Potter arrangement, which is composed by J. K. Rowling. The story rotates around Harry 's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Around the begin of the term an arrangement of messages on the dividers of the school 's passages begin showing up with message of caution that the "Load of Secrets" has been opened and that the "beneficiary of Slytherin"

  • Harry Potter Gender Roles

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    Gender Roles and Christian Symbols in Harry Potter The novel series Harry Potter is one of the most successful series ever written. Today, it appears in more than sixty languages around the world. It is full of adventure and mystery that grabs the attention of readers, young and old. Influenced by Christianity and the many gender roles in today’s society, J.K. Rowling uses symbols, whether it be a person or an object, to portray her views throughout the Harry Potter series. J. K. Rowling is a

  • Books Should Be Banned Research Paper

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    Essay #2: Censorship And Banned Books Is it possible to ban a book you dislike? If you think you can’t, go to your nearest library and challenge the book. Lots of people challenge books due to witchcrafting, racial, and sexual content. Books being challenged doesn’t mean it will get banned, not all the time. A person 's decision can impact others when someone wants to ban a book. The book that person’s trying to ban may be somebody 's favorite book. You can’t take away someone 's favorite book because

  • Prejudice And Racism In The Harry Potter's World

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    notice that when he becomes angry or upset, some peculiar, maybe even magical, things happen. Eleven years into his life, he receives a letter saying he has been invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Shortly after receiving the letter, a giant by the name of Hagrid arrives to take Harry to Hogwarts. That very moment was when Harry’s whole world was turned upside down. He soon meets friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, is sorted into the Gryffindor house, and experiences