The American author, teacher, and mythologist, Joseph John Campbell, is universally known for his work in comparative folklore and culture. His studies led him to discover the pattern, journey of the hero. The sequence consists of three stages and exists in many dealings with Greek mythology as well as current popular culture. A modern example of the occurring cycle is the 2001 production, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. In the film, an orphaned young boy named Harry Potter is invited to study at Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In time, he is involved in a dangerous quest to save the wizarding community from the grasps of the Dark Lord. The film demonstrates aspects of a traditional journey of the hero because Harry …show more content…
Harry’s departure from his old life is evident once he steps on to Platform Nine and Three Quarters to board the Hogwarts Express (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone). Leaving his previously known home is not difficult because of the ten years of neglect that occurred in the Dursley household. Harry has only been in two magical places and he already feels more comfortable than ever. Now that he has crossed over to the hidden world of magic, he is ready to embark on his adventure.
Soon after entering Hogwarts, Harry must face a road of trials which will eventually lead him to achieve his unlikely treasure. While roaming the halls after curfew, Harry receives detention in the forbidden forest, and comes face to face with the Dark Lord. Other obstacles come to place when Harry travels down the trap door into the chambers; such as devil’s snare, a human wizard’s chess game, and the room of keys (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone). The series of tests make Harry’s mission difficult; however, the knowledge he gains from the unsuccessful trials bring him closer to his main goal. These minor bumps in Harry’s journey strengthen him emotionally and physically, readying him to defeat the traitor at the end of his succession of tests. Unexpectedly, the betrayal comes from the quivering Professor Quirrell who voluntarily gives up his body to the Dark Lord. Harry sees himself in the mirror and realizes he is magically in possession of the Sorcerer’s Stone. Shortly
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Watching a film, one can easily recognize plot, theme, characterization, etc., but not many realize what basic principle lies behind nearly every story conceived: the hero’s journey. This concept allows for a comprehensive, logical flow throughout a movie. Once the hero’s journey is thoroughly understood, anyone can pick out the elements in nearly every piece. The hero’s journey follows a simple outline. First the hero in question must have a disadvantaged childhood. Next the hero will find a mentor who wisely lays out his/her prophecy. Third the hero will go on a journey, either literal or figurative, to find him/herself. On this journey the hero will be discouraged and nearly quit his/her quest. Finally, the
Harry Potter believed he was just an ordinary child living an ordinary life. Little did he know, one event was going to change his life forever. In becoming a hero, Harry goes through three major stages. First he will go through the departure stage where he will get called to the adventure and the appearance of the supernatural aid. Secondly he will go through the initiation stage where he will have atonement with his father. Lastly he will go into the return stage where he will cross the returning threshold.
The Harry Potter world appeals to many people everywhere but, it is lesser known that its stories follow the same tropes as numerous other books and movies. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling and “The Odyssey” by Homer both closely relate in the fact that they follow the Hero's Journey, a pattern of narrative identified by Joseph Campbell. Both “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling and “The Odyssey” by Homer each follow the Hero’s Journey tropes, including their mentors, allies, and supreme ordeals.
There he was again, staring out a window. This time, Harry was watching the suburban empire from which he had narrowly escaped, fly past in a dizzying blur. The bus was small and oddly smelled of raisins, but he was on his way. He had managed to elude Petunia’s hawk-like watch on him and prevail against all odds. In his hand, he still tightly clutched the locket, half afraid it would suddenly slip through his fingers. Quite honestly, it wouldn’t surprise him if it did. In the wizarding world, anything was possible. Which was sometimes an unprecedented problem. Through the hexes and curses, riddles and potions, it could be hard to know what to believe. Harry was so sick of being lied to. It was an infuriating game of tag and chase. Every
In the movie Harry potter and the Sorcerer?s Stone, every movie is his birthday. On his birthday there is always something that requires him to do something. In this particular movie, he is require to join the wizard school Hogwarts. The thing his he live with the Dursley family and they aren?t very fond with him. When the Dursley?s receive Harry?s acceptance letter for Hogwarts, they refuse to let him know anything about it. In the end, the letter gets to him and he find out that he is needed at Hogwarts. The Dursley?s are fed up with how Harry got the letter and decided to move somewhere far way.
In the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone there are two different worlds. One, which is the same as our real world, called the muggle world. There’s nothing particularly special about it, people go to their normal jobs everyday and later comes home to their normal families to spend some normal time with them. They read about abnormal things in fairy tales and fantasy books, those things doesn’t exist in the ”real life” to them. The magic world however is full of wizards, sorcerers, supernatural creatures and is a very special and intriguing world. It's the reality of the muggle world's fantasy and imagination. Words such as ’animagi’ and ’quidditch’ are used in their daily volcabulary when muggle people have barely heard them before.
When Harry Potter tries to go to Hogwarts he can't get through the barrier. Harry Potter and his friends Ron takes Ron's dad's car and flight it to Hogwarts. Harry Potter is almost expelled from school but isn't because Dumbledore doesn't care that they use the flying car. As Harry is walking down the hall he here is a voice in the wall and does not know what it is.
Next, an epic hero usually has another character close to him that is very wise and almost all-knowing, and Harry Potter is no different. The all-knowing character in Harry Potter is obviously Albus Dumbledore. Dumbledore knew of the connection between Harry and Voldemort long before Harry or Voldemort learned of it. Dumbledore is also one of the only people in the entire series to learn about Voldemort’s secret to immortality, Horcruxes. Dumbledore plays a very important role in Harry’s life; he is the one to tell Harry about the Horcruxes which eventually allows for Voldemort’s defeat. There is a character in epics that are wise and knowledgeable and Dumbledore is that character in Harry
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is one of my all-time-favorite movies. I have watched it many time but only three marked me: when I was eleven-years old watching it with my forty-nine classmate, when I was eighteen-years old that just move here in the US, and when I was twenty-three-years old preparing myself to watch the last movie in the Harry Potter series. At eleven, I was jealous of Harry. At eighteen, Harry mocked me. At twenty-three, I pity myself. Everytime I watch it, it exposed my insecurities. Uninteresting scene, even though trivial, made them more apparent, more visible. This movie is the antithesis of my reality. It is a magical world that a “just Harry” could be someone special (Columbus). It is “a realm where
If you think about all the fantasy movies you’ve seen or have heard of there is always some kind journey or quest that the main character is involved in. Somehow when they are finished with the journey they have changed to being possibly being more mature, or they have learned they need to change their ways to be the person they want to be. In The Goblet of Fire, Harry is younger than all the other contestants in the competition and has less experience than all of them but still, must complete all the task like everyone else. Many people doubt that he will be able to accomplish all the task and many think he might die in the process. His journey has already started since there are already previous movies but for this one, his journey begins when his name is spat out of The Goblet of
In his fourth year at Hogwarts, Harry Potter is mysteriously chosen to participate in the “Triwizard Tournament” despite not meeting the age requirement. This is later revealed to be a plot to restore Dark Lord Voldemort to full power, orchestrated by “Death Eater” Barty Crouch Jr, who is Actually at Hogwarts impersonating the Auror (Dark Wizard Catcher) Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody.
In Half-Blood Prince, Harry attempts to maintain his routine life in the wake of Voldemort’s return to power, unveiled in a battle that resulted in the deaths of several of Harry’s friends. He is joined by Hermoine and Ron, his two best friends, who accompany him throughout his journey. Hogwarts plays host to a variety of interesting, magical
Harry's heart gave a horrible jolt. A test? In front of the whole school? But he didn't know any magic yet -- what on earth would he have to do? He hadn't expected something like this the moment they arrived. He looked around anxiously and saw that everyone else looked terrified, too. No one was talking much except Hermione Granger, who was whispering very fast about all the spells she'd learned and wondering which one she'd need. Harry tried hard not to listen to her. He'd never been more nervous, never, not even when he'd had to take a school report home to the Dursleys saying that he'd somehow turned his teacher's wig blue. He kept his eyes fixed on the door. Any second now, Professor McGonagall would come back and lead him to his doom.
I am reading the book, called Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets , by J.k. Rowling. This book is about a kid called Harry Potter who is a wizard . Who studies magic at Hogwarts witchcraft and wizardry (his school) . Harry lives with his Aunt Petunia , Uncle Vernon and his cousin Dudley. Harry lost his parents in an accident by the dark lord Voldemort.