Harry’s road back leads him two ways. Vogler states that “The Road Back is a turning point, another threshold crossing which marks the passage from Act Two to Act Three. Like crossing the First Threshold, it may cause a change in the aim of the story” (189). With Harry heading home to the Dursley’s for the summer break from Hogwarts, having strong intentions of returning to continue his adventure (and his battle against Voldemort), the initial plot of an escape to adventure becomes a story of adventure and warfare. This change leads him into the next act of his journey as he learns more about magic and his formidable opponent.
Harry Potter is a fascinating tale of sorcerers, wands, broomsticks, dragons, and magic. The story begins with a young boy named Harry Potter who lives at number four Privit Drive, Surray, England. His journey begins after the death of his parents at the hands of the evil Lord Voldemort. Harry learns of his past and his future as a wizard from Hagrid, the keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He travels to Hogwarts where he learns spells and enchantments, makes new friends, finds enemies, and discovers fantastic secretes. J.K. Rowling weaves a web of impeccable storytelling with this critically acclaimed novel. In the tale of Harry Potter imagery, symbolism, and motif take central focus.
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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The next morning Althea felt both confident and relieved and couldn’t help but to think of that drunk fool’s face as she gathered her winnings and left the night before. Meanwhile, Hartley weighed heavy on Venus’s mind and she retrieved the small green gem her mother left on the table. Venus asked her mother about it and Althea replies, “Oh, I won it, along with all these gold pieces!” Althea proudly held up her winnings and Venus was instantly intrigued. She was not interested in the gold, instead she was interested in the look of confidence and power on her mother’s face. Althea continued, “He said it had the power to cure all ailments, but he was just a drunk fool.” Her mother’s statement brought her attention back to the green stone.
In this film, Harry Potter experiences the three stages of the rite of passage by Arnold Van Gennep. In the first stage, separation, the participant is identified to be symbolically departed from their old self, “the person is detached from the roles and obligations that have been associated with their lives up until that time” (Nye 2008, 146). This stage begins for Harry when Rubeus Hagrid arrives at Harry’s home and convinces Harry to attend the “Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry”. Hagrid informs Harry about his family history, and gets Harry to comply when he says “Best be off”. After Harry realizes that he has the chance to get away from his abusive lifestyle, he leaves with Hagrid to attend Hogwarts. The second stage of Gennep’s theory is liminality. In this
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Harry began to realize that Hogwarts in danger so he took it upon himself to save everyone by trying to get the stone back from whom he thought Snape. When Harry finally got to the underlayer where he found professor Quirrell while his scare sent sharp stinging pains into his forehead. Professor Quirrell announced his agreement he made with Voldemort. The whole time Quirrell gave Voldemort power by letting Voldemort consume his body. Voldemort now the strongest since he disappeared. Then Harry got the stone and defeated Voldemort once
Being black and unemployed is one of the phenomena that continues to be observed. When it comes to the social environment, most blacks tend to be less educated than others, jobless or lack the social intelligence to obtain the skills for employment. Blacks continue to be viewed as incompetent and non-compatible to the job market. “The United States is comfortable with stereotypes. Indeed, we revel in them. Stereotypes serve as a useful function: they help reduce complexity, nuances and dilemmas of life to manageable proportions” (2008). When it comes to applying for a job online, you have to take a quiz or an assessment test. It also requires you to answer your ethnicity and your disability. Therefore, you are discriminated against before the
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Harry Potter is living in the ordinary world with his Aunt, Uncle and Cousin who treat him with very little respect. He begins to receive mysterious letters which are addressed explicitly to him. His aunt and