The Sorcerer's Stone Relationships

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In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, it is hard to find a decently developed interpersonal relationship between a major character and a minor character at the end of the movie. One of the reasons for this, is because this movie is part of a series. In a movie series, we are able to gradually see the relationships between the characters grow. Movies without sequels are different than this, because character relationships must develop much faster. For this reason I will do an obvious relationship: Between Harry and Hagrid, and another relationship between Harry and a more minor character: The Sorting Hat.
Harry Potter, a normal 11 year old boy, learns that he is really a wizard and has been accepted into the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft
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Developing the relationship by talking and getting to know each other better. This relationship is both a “utility” friendship, because Hagrid informs Harry of the many goings on in Hogwarts, and also a “security” friendship, because Hagrid is a friend who doesn’t judge Harry because of his past. (Pg. 254)
At the end of the movie Hagrid and Harry are in a very close relationship. When Harry is leaving for home, Hagrid gives him a photo of his parents. Harry is really moved and embraces Hagrid. I think by the end of this movie Hagrid and Harry enter the “intimacy stage.” This was clearly a successful relationship within this movie. Though Harry may not have been reciprocating as much as he was receiving as in a “friendship of receptivity, “they both benefited from the relationship. (Pg. 254)
Another, much more brief, yet quite personal relationship, was with Harry and the Sorting Hat. As soon as Harry arrives at Hogwarts, he must be sorted into his “house.” This is done through the “Sorting Hat.” The Sorting Hat delves into the minds of the students it sorts. Most of the time it will only take 10 seconds or so, maybe even less. But sometimes, as is the case with Harry, it spends much more time on an
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