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One of the reoccurring events that takes place in the beginning of the book include Harry's desire to hear from his friends. He has gone a couple of months without receiving word, or owl post, from any of his fellow wizards. He is reminded several times that he seems to have no outside friendship from his home. With his encounter with Dobby, the house elf, Harry cannot help but feel left out and unwanted. This feeling is added to by the hatred that his foster family, the Dursley's, share for him. Dudley, Harry's cousin, basically rubs the fact that Harry has no letters from his friends in his face. To add to Harry's unease and loneliness, is the fact that Harry's birthday has arrived with no more acknowledgement. Later, when Dobby casts a spell in the house Harry is blamed by the wizard community, as if it’s his fault. This idea that no one seems to care for Harry is fairly noticeable through the first couple of chapters. The breaking point is when Harry becomes locked in his bedroom, and is fed soup and bread sparingly. This is where Harry's friends rescue him and take him from his misery. Once Harry is rescued he becomes less moody and much happier. This also seems to be a big element in the story. Harry will at times feel like nothing can be worse only to be disproved by some helpful person or situation. Once Harry enters the wizarding world, he is again abandoned, accidentally, and left to his own devices. He ends up in an alley with many people who practice the Dark Arts, or the evil side to magic. Here once again he is rescued from his sad situation by a friend, Hagrid. Looking at what has happened until this point , it is sure to be seen that Harry will find his way out of any dark corner he lands in.
Tuesday: Origin & Detail:
At this point in the story, Harry is faced with a dilemma. He and Ron, his best friend, are stuck at a train station in the muggle, normal, world. They decide to use a magical flying car to get themselves to school, which is not only dangerous, but illegal. Upon flying the car to school, they crash into a tree that then beats them up, causing the car to eject the boys and flee into the nearby woods.
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