Harry Potter

By Aaron Wiley

Who is Harry Potter?

Harry Potter is the boy hero of a spectacularly popular series of seven fantasy novels for children. After the wicked sorcerer Lord Voldemort murders Harry Potter's parents, the orphaned boy is raised by his nasty Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon Dursley. Harry learns that he is a wizard and is invited to attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to study magic skills.

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What kind of person is Harry?

Harry has green eyes, untidy black hair and a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. Harry of course is a brilliant pupil, excelling at magic. He is also a deft player of the school's traditional game,Quidditch.

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Describe the Muggles family Harry lives with. What is Harry’s life like there?

Uncle Vernon and his wife have grudgingly raised Harry from an early age. He and Petunia were often hostile to Harry and never informed him about the magical world, including how his parents died; they explained it away as a car crash. Dudley is a cold-hearted bully and the leader of a gang of thugs with whom he regularly beats up Harry and younger children on the flimsiest of excuses. He is only one month older than Harry.

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Tell about Hogwarts School and what Harry’s life is like there.

In the novels, Hogwarts is somewhere in Scotland. The school has numerous charms and spells on and around it that make it impossible for a Muggle to locate it. Muggles cannot see the school; rather, they see only ruins and several warnings of danger. On his eleventh birthday, Harry learns he is a wizard when Rubeus Hagrid arrives to tell him that he is to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There he learns about the wizarding world, his parents, and his connection to the Dark Lord. When he is sorted into Gryffindor House, he becomes fast friends with classmates Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, and foils Voldemort's attempt to steal the Philosopher's Stone.

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What do you like best about Harry and his friends. Describe one of their adventures.

Harry Potter in my opinion is one of the better series of books out there. It provides a great sense of imagination when you get really into it. The first adventure that Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger went on that prevented the Dark Lord Voldemort was in the first book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, where they travel into the deeper dungeons of Hogwarts and stop Lord Voldemort from returning to power by preventing him from using the Sorcerer’s Stone to come back to life.

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Have you read the books? Which do you like better - the movies or the books?

I have read all seven books and watched all eight movies. I prefer the books to the movies because the books provide greater details than the movie does. However, I did enjoy the last movie the most because of the huge battle between Lord Voldemort and his army against Harry Potter, Hogwarts, and the Order of the Phoenix.

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