Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone Hero Essay

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Many books, movies, and TV shows depict a character as the hero. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone isn’t any different from the stories that came from the Babylons. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series that was written by the author J. K. Rowling. These books take the readers through Harry’s adventures. Heroes tend to have a different upbringing than those that are not heroes.
In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone there is the muggle (ordinary) world and then there is the magical world. In the muggle world, Harry lives with his Aunt and Uncle Dursley. He is treated very badly, by everyone in the family, he gets hand-me-downs from his cousin Dudley, and his bedroom is the cabinet under the …show more content…

Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts, looked out for Harry and Harry had to look up to him. Albus was his mentor. Harry’s teachers were a big help to him. There were ones that didn’t seem particularly fond of Harry. One of them was Snape, he picked on Harry in class when he couldn’t answer the questions he asked correctly. Snape also seems to hate Harry. In the end, Snape had pushed Harry to become better. Harry was able to use these skills by going out and being a hero.
Harry Potter at first didn’t know anyone and didn’t know anything about Hogwarts. His goal was to fit in. Throughout Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Harry seems to make new goals for himself. Then one of his quests/goals is to go and stop who he thought was Snape but it was actually Professor Quirrell and Voldemort. Harry Potter’s quest changed from fitting into saving Hogwarts from Voldemort, or as they say He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. In trying to fulfill his quest he met some friends and of course some …show more content…

He showed real courage by fighting off Voldemort. In many cases, he got into trouble, very big trouble and he was able to overcome that and come out on top. Going from just feeling like he was a normal ordinary kid with a scar to be a wizard that had lived through Voldemort’s attack on his family, he had to learn quite a bit about being a wizard and having to work extra hard. He still has a few challenges that he needs to overcome, like having to face Snape every day even though he did save his life. There’s Draco that Harry will have to stand up to because even though Harry was the one that saved Hogwarts, Draco is going to bully him. Harry Potter will have to overcome not having parents, which he is doing a pretty good job at already. He’ll have to learn to just deal with his Aunt and Uncle and the way they treat him. Having challenges that he still needs to face and new quests that Harry will find to embark on will make him more of a hero.
Harry Potter went from being treated poorly, having nothing of his own, living in a small cabinet under the stairs, to being awed because he survives the death of his parents, having quite a bit of thing. Harry Potter fits the Hero stereotype because he went from nothing and now he has almost everything. His upbringing in the Dursleys house made him stronger and more courageous than he already was. Heroes are different from us because they learn to face different scenarios than everyone else

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