Phobias

Snakes and spiders are two well-known phobias, and in the wizarding world they are not without foundation – the Forest is home to a dangerous family of arachnids, and snakes have long been associated with Dark Magic. Then there are the unexpected fears – such as Hogwarts without Dumbledore – Pottermore Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Theme 3 Chapters 11-15 The mystery is … Continue reading Phobias

Celebrity

Celebrity in the wizarding world is a strange thing. While some – like Lockhart – chase fame, others – like Harry – are far more reluctant. Both have a thirst to prove themselves, but for entirely different reasons. – Pottermore Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Theme 2 Chapters 6-10 Harry just not giving in to Lockheart has to be the best thing in … Continue reading Celebrity

Home

Harry was never welcome at the Dursleys, but within a year of discovering he’s a wizard, he has a couple of places to call home. Hogwarts, obviously, but The Burrow – the Weasley’s warm, ramshackle house – has to be a close second. – Pottermore Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Theme 1 Chapters 1-5 Starting the second book and being back in the … Continue reading Home

Heroes and Villains

Heroic and villainous acts have both played a part in Harry’s life, but his first year at Hogwarts shows such things are rarely simple. Unexpected villian or unlikely hero, everyone has choices to make. – Pottermore Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Theme 5 Chapters 16-17 What they (the trio) go through is unbelievable. Imagine being 11 years old and getting through the tasks made … Continue reading Heroes and Villains

Friendship

Neglected and friendless as Harry was at the Dursleys’, it did at least make him resilient. At Hogwarts, Harry finds himself both popular and admired, quickly becoming something of a ringleader within his trio of best friends. – Pottermore Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Theme 4 Chapters 12-15 So many adventures! I don’t know if I could have survived a first year at school … Continue reading Friendship