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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone Analysis

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“ ‘I’m a what’? Gasped Harry” (Rowling, 51)- Harry Potter who has been living with the cruel Dursleys, discovers he is a wizard. In J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry manages his first trip to Diagon Alley. Additionally, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling involves Harry Potter utilizing the Marauders Map. Harry Potter manages a trip to Diagon Alley with Hagrid with the help of his well-known name and curiosity. In chapter 5 “Diagon Alley”, Harry Potter wakes up with Hagrid, realizing that last night was not dream. Both of them head of to London to acquire Harry’s school supplies for Hogwarts. They first stop at Leaky Cauldron, where Harry Potter is recognized and praised. Then, they…show more content…
Hagrid reassures him, “You’ll learn fast enough. Everyone starts at the beginning at Hogwarts, you’ll be just fine. Just be yerself.” (86) Hagrid was dropping Harry off at the train to go back to the Dursleys’. Hagrid makes a great point that in actuality, Harry is not isolated from Hogwarts, being that everyone will start from the beginning just like him. Harry acknowledges that this day was his best birthday ever; he have never felt so special in his life. Another way that Harry manages his trip to Diagon Alley, is his sheer curiosity. Rowling portrays Harry’s excitement- “A magic wand... this was what Harry had been really looking forward to.” (81) Hagrid just gifted Harry a snowy owl for his birthday, and their next destination was the wand shop. Harry is surrounded by things he have never seen in his life, and he is very intrusive of everything in the Diagon Alley, specifically the magic. In the end, Harry ends up attending at Hogwarts where he acquires the Marauders Map. Harry recognizes the usefulness of the map that Fred and George gave him through his adventure to Hogsmeade. In chapter 10 “Marauder’s Map,” Harry is distressed due to his failure to win the Nimbus, and his Dementors. Professor Lupin returns, and dismissed all the homework Professor Snape assigned to the students. After class, he speaks with Harry denoting that the dementors are affecting him because Harry has had a horrible past. For this reason, the dementors want to put humans in
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