Critical Review of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

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Critical Review (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets-J.K.Rowling)

The good of Harry and his allies overpowers the bad in Voldemort

“Ginny!” said Mr. Weasley, flabbergasted. “Haven't I taught you anything? What have I always told you? Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain?” The good of Harry and his allies overpowers the bad in Voldemort. Throughout the Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling takes a fantasy and teaches a lesson through 7 books.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets takes place in present-day England described as a nebulous world. Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry is the main setting in the Harry Potter series. The story is written in third person omniscient because the narrator reveals what is happening in other places without having to be there and knows the thoughts of the other characters without directly revealing them to the reader.

Harry Potter is the main character. He is a twelve year old boy with short, black hair and round glasses. In the middle of his forehead sits a lightning bolt shaped scar he received from Lord Voldemort's curse. He is the protagonist of the story. Ronald Weasley is Harry’s best friend. He comes from a poor family with 6 brothers and sisters. He is a tall red-haired boy with freckles which seems to be the dominant trait in the Weasley family. Hermione Granger is Harry’s other best friend. She is a very intelligent girl who is top of her class. She has long, curly, brown hair with bold, brown eyes. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are all dynamic characters because they grow and develop throughout the story.

Lord Voldemort is the antagonist of the story. He is out to destroy Harry Potter. Fifty years ago he attended ...

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...her mood the author tries to portray. It is not very common for bad to outweigh good. Usually doing the right thing and being a good person will benefit you in the end. In the sequel to Harry Potter the good of Harry defeats Voldemort. In the chamber Harry thrusts the fang of the basilisk into Tom Riddle’s diary killing a part of Voldemort. Another example of the theme is when Malfoy buys his way onto his quidditch team and cheating to defeat Harry. During that match Harry plays fair and they won the battle against Malfoy without cheating. `

An example of irony in this novel is when Ron is talking to his sister Ginny because she is upset about the chamber being opened again. He told her they would catch whoever opened the chamber and they would receive a brutal punishment. The irony in this example is that Ginny, unaware, is the one who opened the chamber.

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