In the second book, Harry goes back to his second year at Hogwarts, and gets into more trouble, figures out many astonishing mysteries and learns loads more magic. His best friends in the two books consist of Ron and Hermione (two of his fellow wizard students) and Hagrid the gamekeeper who was expelled from Hogwarts but allowed a job as the gamekeeper. Now to get to the Prisoner of Azkaban. Harry Potter is back for the summer at the Dursley’s home. The Dursley’s are his mothers sister, and that family detests Harry in every way possible.
There stories are very similar, “If you've read both Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, you can't fail to notice how much Rowling draws upon Tolkien.”(Mooney). They also, show how a hero’s journey is just what Campbell states in A Hero with a Thousand Faces. The hero’s in these stories go through each phase that demonstrate a hero. In the Magic of Harry Potter: Symbols and Heroes of Fantasy, it states “Harry Potter does follow Campbell’s pattern of the child-hero.”(242). The first stage of a hero’s journey is the departure or call to adventure.
These books shook my world as a 4th grader, and I became infatuated with them. The magic felt real to me, and I desperately wanted to be a part of the world I was reading about. Today, I am not as obsessed as I once was, but I still have a deep love for the books. The Harry Potter series are some of the most influential books I have ever read because they sparked my passion for reading, allowing me to become more creative, and ultimately influencing my career path. The Harry Potter series follows a young wizard named Harry as he tries to survive in a world full of magic.
Harry Potter In the past couple years, there has been a growing phenomenon in the world of children's literature, this phenomenon is Harry Potter. J.K. Rowlings series of novels about a young wizard and his years at "Hogwarts School of Wizarding and Witchcraft," has become one of the most successful children's book series of all time. Before reading any of the now four novels, one may find it hard to believe that a children's novel may be so entertaining. But once one starts reading any of the four books, it is plain to see why these books are so popular. Before first reading a Harry Potter novel, I was skeptical that a children's book about an orphan wizard going to school would be entertaining.
But only when all these are believably portrayed are they interesting films. Fantasy films that have failed badly because of this (in my opinion) include 'Labyrinth' and 'Willow'. High profile fantasy films released in recent years include the 'Harry Potter' series and 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. Both were based on sets of books, which were first released as films at around the same time- December 2001. People are forever comparing the stories, and the two groups of fans can be impressively passionate as they argue their cases.
The two hero’s Harry Potter and Frodo Baggins are two very ordinary people before discovering what lay in store for them. Harry lived with his aunt and uncle in terrible conditions after his parents were murdered and Frodo lived with his uncle after his parents drowned. Harry learns of his true powers when he is twelve, he someone tells him that he was the one who killed Voldemort "To Harry Potter - the boy who lived"(Rowling). Harry’s parents were murdered but there love for him protected him, and when Voldemort tried to kill him, his spell backfired and nearly killed him. Harry doesn’t find this out until he is twelve years old, old enough to go to wizardry school.
In the first book, The Sorcererâ€™s Stone, Harry first finds out heâ€™s a wizard and finds out his parents were killed by Voldemort. He also firsts goes to Hogwarts, and defeats the spirit of Voldemort. In the second book, The Chamber of Secrets, Harry goes back to Hogwarts for the second time and then a finds a diary, sees weird writing on the wall, and battles Lord Voldemort as a kid (his name was Tom Lorov Riddle). In the third book, The Prisoner of Askaban, Harry finds out about Sirius Black, an escaped convict. He then finds out his teacher is a werewolf and Ronâ€™ rat is actually an animagus, a person who can transform into an animal (Ron is Harryâ€™s best friend and the youngest of 5 brothers).
Rowling is taking things that are unbelievable to readers, and making them seem quite believable in Harry's world. The link between the wizard world in which Harry lives, and the Muggle world also helps to create a sense of reality to an unbelievable situation. Another idea that categorizes Harry Potter as a fantasy novel is the idea that Harry is on a quest. Although not so obvious as Frodo's quest in The Lord of the Rings, the quest idea is still prevalent in Harry Potter. Harry begins the story with next to nothing.
My book report is on the book 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone' by J.K. Rowling. The main character Harry Potter, discovers that he not an ordinary boy, he is in fact, a wizard. Harry soon discovers that he is famous, famous for the downfall of a corrupt wizard, Lord Voldemort. Harry finds out that he has been accepted into a school, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a school for young witches and wizards. While in school, he becomes friends with another wizard named Ronald Weasely and witch, Hermione Granger.
The Boy Who Lived Could Not Live Without When an intended children's story can become a worldwide bestseller, there's something more to learn than some hidden common moral. As a mother, teacher, charitable volunteer and author, J.K. Rowling wrote a series of seven books known to most people as the exceptional Harry Potter. Being there is more to gain from the reading than just a hero defeating his nemesis; not only children, but teenagers and adults are caught carrying the bewildering stories of Harry Potter all over the world. Written for the reader's of imagination, J.K. Rowling presents a magical world designed for magical characters that leak an enormous resemblance of real-life tribulations, emotions and consequence. In the first novel of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, we see more than just our main character closing in on his toughest opponents and overthrowing them on his own.