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There are several settings in Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire. The settings in the book resemble medieval towns and castles. The opening scene is set in an urban street. The following scene is set at the Hogwarts castle. A castle is a common medieval image. Another common medieval image is people gathered in a stadium watching a big event. The next setting in the story is the Quidditch World cup. Another setting in the story is a town called Hogsmeade which is the last remaining wizarding town where the students at Hogwarts take trips to throughout the year.
The major characters in the story consists of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Voldemort, Sirius Black, Vernon, Hagrid, and Dumbledore. Harry Potter is the hero and the protagonist. He is a 12 year old boy with messy looking hair and glasses. Ron Weasley is one of Harry's best friends at Hogwarts. He is tall and has red hair. Hermione is Harry's other best friend at Hogwarts. She is very clever and is always the top student in her classes. Voldemort is the most powerful dark wizard ever. Sirius Black is Harry's loyal godfather. He looks after ahrry in the novel. Dumbledore is the headmaster of Hogwarts. He is a wise, elderly, and powerful man with a long grey beared.
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The climax of the novel is during the tournament when the trophy turns out to be a portkey, and it takes Harry and Cedric to a far away graveyard, where a man in a hood instantly kills Cedric and ties up Harry. The man, Wormtail, dropped the bundle he was carrying into a cauldron, as well as ashes from Voldemort's father, blood from Harry's arm, and Wormtail's own right hand. Voldemort resumed his body and rose from the cauldron. Voldemort pressed a tattoo of the Dark Mark on Wormtail's arm, and suddenly Death Eaters began appearing in a circle around them. Voldemort explained to Harry and his Death Eaters his rise back to power, and then he challenges Harry to a duel. Harry prepared for death, but managed to use the disarming spell on Voldemort just as Voldemort cried the killing curse,at Harry. The light from the two wands meets in midair and remaineconnected. Voldemort's past victims emerged from his wand and protect Harry once the wand connection was broken, which gave him time to grab Cedric's body and touch the trophy that returne dhim to Hogwarts.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire concludes with Cedric Diggory being killed by Peter Pettigrew by the order of Lord Voldemort. Lord Voldemort is returned to life with full powers. Mad-Eye Moody turned out to be Barty Crouch, Jr., using Polyjuice Potion to disguise himself. He had been living in hiding with his father and was released by Pettigrew and he was the one who entered Harry in the tournament. After Lord Voldemort is returned to life with full powers, the Death Eaters reassembled.
J.k Rowling used third person to tell the story which is the most common form of writing fiction. There are three main kinds of third person writing. J.K Rowling uses omiscient third person in this novel. It allows Rowling to skip around to different places and times. The narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of every charcter in this point of view.
The theme that was developed throughout the novel was crusading against enslavement and; entering adolescence. The main theme in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is good versus evil. Throughout the whole novel everything is based on good versus evil. Good verse evil is the most common theme used by authors.