Through the whole series, Harry Potter, the protagonist, is a teenage boy growing with the reputation of the only person to survive the curse of killing. This killing curse was cast by the villain of the series, Voldemort. A very impressive wizard who has extreme power which he uses for evil. Voldemort first attempts to kill using the killing curse when Harry is an infant. Voldemort was informed by a prophet that he one day, was going to be defeated by Harry. Harry re-enters the wizarding world at age 11 when he first is enrolled at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He meets friends, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley and is mentored by headmaster Albus Dumbledore. He also meets a professor called Severus Snape, who intensely dislikes Harry and has an instant grudge against him. Harry fights Voldemort various times while growing up as well as a group Voldemort has formed called the “Death Eaters”. There are things called horcruxes in which Voldemort has intrenched part of his soul in to ensure his immortality, as long as they are not destroyed. Dumbledore assists Harry in attempting to find and destroy all six of these horcruxes. However at the discovery of the third horcrux, dumbledore is ambushed by the death eater group and the third horcrux is taken from him. Dumbledore is then murdered by Snape, which proves to Voldemort that Snape is on his side. After proving his loyalty, Voldemort appoints snape as headmaster which can be seen in the scene I have chosen.
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...ee in his face and body language are a reaction to this. Snape is placed in the right third of the screen which is both aesthetically pleasing and also indicates that he is looking outwards from the watchtower. His face is very stiff and he looks very anxious about the future. Snape 's pale face is highlighted against his uniform foreshadowing the contrast between his character and his involvement with voldemort. His hair then blows in the wind, a metaphor for the “big gust of wind” (voldemort) that has swept through and made it evil. The gust of wind also connects Snape to the poor weather that was seen earlier in the scene, reminding the viewer that Snape is very much a part of the evil in the school. There is then a slow fade to black screen emphasising how major the segment just was, leaving the audience questioning and thinking about what is going to happen next.
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