Essay on Harry Potter

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“A giant of a man was standing in the doorway. His face was almost completely hidden by a long, shaggy mane of hair and a wild tangled beard, but you could make out his eyes, glinting like black beetles under all the hair” (pg 46). The previous passage is a wonderful and tasteful description of the first introduction of Hagrid from J. K. Rowling’s novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This book gives intimate detail and overwhelming amounts of vivid description into the characters, settings and conflicts that arise in the book. If there is are aspects to really note about Harry Potter it is the wonderful and imaginative language and the parallels of similarity between situations Harry is
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Although, the Dursley’s don’t treat Harry quite like Mr. Pelzer’s mother treated him, I still could see large amounts of similarity between. The Dursleys make Harry sleep in a small cupboard under the stairs and they are constantly telling him how useless, weird and disgusting he is. Parallel to that, David’s bed growing up was an old army cot in the basement and his clothes were torn and raunchy. Harry was in some ways the Dursley’s slave because he was forced to do anything they demanded from him. David Pelzer’s was his mother’s slave also he was forced to work all the time and do anything his mother said.
Since, Harry grew up in such a horrible environment with the Dursleys and his confidence and self-dignity was constantly stomped on, he in turn, before going to Hogwarts, was very insecure and unsure about himself. But, as the story progresses and Harry learns about himself and the things he never thought he could fathom, he becomes a stronger and more confident individual. In fact his first game of Quidditch, Harry wins the game for his team and his house. As a result of the positive reinforcement and self gratification of winning the game he becomes stronger and much more confident about what he can do.
Along with his success and triumphs, Harry begins to grow many strong friendships with many different people at Hogwarts. Upon leaving his life with the Dursleys, Harry is put into a whole different world at his

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