The hero in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a young boy named Harry who spent the first 11 years of his life living with his uncle Vernon, aunt Petunia and menacing cousin Dudley.
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, a house elf named dobby shows up in Harry`s bedroom. He tells him that he can’t go back to Hogwarts because, bad things are going to happen! Harry and Ron go to Diagon Alley to get books and Harry ends up getting a picture with the famous “Gilderoy Lockhart”. Then Harry and Ron go to get on the train but they can`t so they take Mr. Weasley`s flying car and get to Hogwarts.
In J.K. Rowling 's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer 's Stone, the last four archetypes discussed in Christopher Vogler 's The Writer 's Journey are the shapeshifter, shadow, ally and trickster. These archetypes are represented by a number of characters but, primarily: Professor Snape, the shapeshifter; Voldemort and Professor Quirrell, the shadows; Hermione and Ron, the allies; Fred and George, the tricksters.
You may know C.S. Lewis for writing the Chronicles of Narnia, but he was known for a variety of more things. He was known for writing novels, essays, critical commentary, autobiographies, poems, short stories, and he was also a diarist (“World” 2075). He would write about what he was going through of something based on what he believed. C.S. Lewis was a great author because he wrote from the heart and about things that impacted him the most.
According to Dictionary.com a leader is “a person who rules, guides or inspires others”. Often a leader is more than that. Leaders care about the group as a whole not just their individual part. They see the big picture and help everyone else to see it too. They are the one the group looks up to and depends on. If the leader is lost almost always a new unlikely leader is bound to emerge. Leaders often do not know who they are until they are put in a position where they must lead for the success of the group. Leaders play a huge role in the book The Hobbit. Jack Welch summarizes the leader’s role in this book perfectly. Bilbo before he is a leader, Bilbo when he is a leader and Gandalf’s actions all relate to the quote Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.--Jack Welch
As a professional reviewer, Mike Furches reviews Harry Potter in his blog, “Reviews with Mike Furches: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1” on blogspot.com. Mike’s concern for the dark, scary aspects of the Harry Potter books led him to research the subject more thoroughly, hoping to point out the reasons children should not be reading them. Because of the social, political, and cultural aspects of this work, he felt it was important to inform readers and parents of this questionable side of Harry Potter.
The power of love in Harry Potter is unlike any other. So much so that it is an overwhelmingly significant and recurring theme throughout the entire series. From the self-sacrificial love of Lily Potter to the loving mother Molly Weasley to the unrequited love of Severus Snape. There is also the misunderstanding, or the absence, of love; which is equally as important in the novels. Especially since it was the main difference between Voldemort and Harry that was incredibly essential to the storyline. So essential that J.K. Rowling went out of the way to tell us about it in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone when Dumbledore said, “if there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love” (229, SS). The concept of love is woven so inextricably within the very fabric of the novels, that it continues to challenge the reader all the way until the very end.
The book I read is Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets by jk Rowling. The many conflicts of the story give it an interesting taste and builds up to the climax where Harry beats Voldemort.(not for good though) Harry's perspective on all of these conflicts are somewhat relative to mine such as how he dealed with the bludger at quittich.(he kind of fell off his broom) Though, I am going to talk about the conflicts like how Dobby dropped the cake on the business owner's wife, how Harry Harry heard the serpent and nobody else heard it.
Joseph Campbell once said, “A hero ventures forth from the world of the common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from the mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.” A hero is willing to take a journey to accomplish something through hard work and determination, no matter how difficult the challenges are. In the critically acclaimed novel, The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkien, the protagonist, Bilbo Baggins is described as to be an unlikely hero. Bilbo is thrown into a situation in which he must choose between two different lifestyles and to overcome his fears to accomplish his quest. Throughout the story, Bilbo Baggins undergoes a transformation through the stages of The Hero’s Journey. He moves from safety of Bag End, to risk his life through the vulnerability of the outside world. He no longer has the relative control over his environment and surroundings, but he is still able to come to terms with his adventurous side through the unexpected events of his quest. From the beginning of the storyline to the end, Tolkien describes each stage of the Hero’s Journey and Bilbo’s identifies transformation within them including, The Separation from the Unknown, Challenges, the Transformations, and lastly the Return to the Known World.
The capability of beaming brightly and showing strength in the face of great pain, grief, or danger. To be seen in admiration by the people for one’s noble qualities and achievements. This defines the courageous behavior to that of a hero. During the progression of the novel, The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkien, a clear resemblance of heroism has been shown by many characters throughout. However, when asked to define the term “hero,” the majority of people would describe a physically strong man, who’s tall and stands in the face of danger; people such as Beowulf, Sir Gawain, and King Arthur. In contrast to that common stereotype, Tolkien describes nothing but an undersized and feeble farmer named Bilbo Baggins, who lives in a well furbished hole in the ground, and how this man will embark on an unexpected journey to become a heroic figure. This reveals the fact that society doesn’t dictate the standards of a hero; only that individual can regulate their own future, and how they can be a conqueror too.
The Hobbit, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, tells of the hardships and struggles of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who lives in a hobbit hole named Bag End. Bilbo is “hired” by a party of dwarves to go on an adventure to get their stolen gold from the lonely mountain. The only catch is that the mountain is guarded by the dragon, Smaug.
People like stories that contain much action and adventure. Such stories are real exciting and fun to read. The Hobbit By J. R. Tolkien is able to convey a great story through its characters, thematic elements, and literary features. There is something however, that is able to have a major effect on a story. That is supernatural events. These events are something within a story that the common audience would not firstly expect to occur. It is of these happenings that make a story that little more interesting and fun to read, as these events are able to change a story majorly.
One of the reoccurring events that takes place in the beginning of the book include Harry 's desire to hear from his friends. He has gone a couple of months without receiving word, or owl post, from any of his fellow wizards. He is reminded several times that he seems to have no outside friendship from his home. With his encounter with Dobby, the house elf, Harry cannot help but feel left out and unwanted. This feeling is added to by the hatred that his foster family, the Dursley 's, share for him. Dudley, Harry 's cousin, basically rubs the fact that Harry has no letters from his friends in his face. To add to Harry 's unease and loneliness, is the fact that Harry 's birthday has arrived with no more
“I ACCIDENTALLY VAPORIZE MY PRE-ALGEBRA TEACHER”. Chapter titles usually go overlooked, but titling the first chapter with a statement so bold and outrageous made it impossible for me to not check out the The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan from my school library in fourth grade.
The narrative structure of a story is extremely important because it is the reason the reader feels attracted or not towards the story. J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, narrated her story in a way that makes it easy to comprehend and maintains the reader attracted to it. Rowling included several types of events throughout the novel that makes the reader follow the story without getting lost in the middle of the story. The author introduces characters without getting the reader lost, makes the reader dislike certain characters due to their characteristics, and presents conflicts between good and evil.