Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

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Harry Potter is an unfortunate boy living with his unpleasant aunt and uncle and his spoilt fat cousin, who have him sleep in the cupboard under the stairs and treat him with contempt. Much to his surprise, on his eleventh birthday, a message is brought to him from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry by a giant of a man called Hagrid. It seems Harry's dead parents were actually practitioners of magic, and Harry is a wizard as well.Hagrid helps Harry prepare for school, and soon he is away, catching the Hogwarts Express with the other students of his new school. There Harry discovers that an evil wizard called Voldemort killed his parents, and who also tried to kill him. He soon meets ...view middle of the document...

Harry had a thin face, knobbly knees, black hair and bright green eyes. He wore round glasses held together with a lot of Sellotape because of all the times Dudley had punched him on the nose. The only thing Harry liked about his own appearance was a very thin scar on his forehead which was shaped like a bolt of lightning.' When he turns eleven, he starts his schooling at Hogwarts, school of witchcraft and wizardry, where he learns to fly, becomes friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, and saves the school from Voldemort's evil schemes of stealing the Philosopher's Stone. Although he returns to live with the Dursleys when school is out for summer, he is now aware he can become a powerful and skilled wizard and looks forward to learning more magic and meeting his friends again when he returns the following year.Rubeus Hagrid: Hagrid is the gamekeeper of Hogwarts and one of Harry's friends. He rescues Harry from the Dursleys, introduces him to the wizards' world, Diagon Alley, and brings him to Hogwarts. A simpleminded, clumsy giant, Hagrid was once thrown out of Hogwarts and often blurts out secrets that should be kept silent. "A giant of a man was standing in the doorway. His face was almost completely hidden by a long, shaggy mane of hair and a wild, tangled beard, but you could make out his eyes, glinting like black beetles under all the hair."Voldemort: Voldemort is the evil villain in the novel, the murderer of Harry's parents, and the creature who plans to take over the wizardry world and kill Harry in the process. His name is rarely uttered by wizards and causes fear among all who think of him. He was once a good wizard, however, his ideas and powers went to the dark side, and now he lives his life in different hosts, such as Professor Quirrell, which enables him to keep alive while he tries to steal the Philosopher's Stone and achieve immortality. "'See what I have become?' the face said. 'Mere shadow and vapour...I have form only when I can share another's body...but there have always been those willing to let me into their hearts and minds...Unicorn blood has strengthened me, these past weeks...you saw faithful Quirrell drinking it for me in the forest...and once I have the Elixir of Life, I will be able to create a body of my own...Now...why don't you give me that Stone in your pocket?"'Ron Weasley: Ron Weasley is the youngest son of the enormous Weasley family, has red hair and freckles, and one of Harry Potter's friends. His family has little money, but still manage to send Ron to Hogwarts and give Harry Christmas presents. Ron is an expert at Wizard's Chess and initially abhors Hermione. As the three uncover the truth behind the Philosopher's Stone, Ron is the key in getting past the chess chamber, sacrificing his own power for Harry.Hermione Granger: Hermione Granger is a proud, intelligent, bookish girl who follows every rule to the tee. Although she initially keeps her nose in the air around everyone and reads too many...

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