Harry Potter And The Sorcerer 's Stone

1077 WordsJan 20, 20165 Pages
The heroic figure Harry Potter from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer 's Stone didn’t start out as a hero. However, from the beginning, he possessed a gift of bravery which helped him greatly during his journey. His journey is significant because he learns, grows, and is put through a series of trials and tests that turn him into a hero. That is what the hero’s journey is all about, discovering talents, going through hardships, and growing into one’s self. In the beginning of the movie Harry is separated from the world in which he rightfully belongs. He grows up in the Dursley household without his parents because they were killed when he was a baby. In the household he is ignored and bullied. He learns grace, kindness, and compassion even though he is not taught that by his surroundings or upbringing. As his eleventh birthday nears he begins to go through experiences that hint of “his world”. He starts to receive letters addressed to him one by one at first, then by twos, tens, twenties, and hundreds. This raises suspicion in his mind because he has never received a letter before. When letters explode out of the chimney the Dursley’s pack their bags and bring Harry to an isolated cabin surrounded by the sea. On his eleventh birthday a stranger named Hagrid shows up a invites him to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This is the first time in the movie where he learns about his true world and what he is. His invitation letter is also known as his call to action letter.
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