25 March 2014
Critical Review (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets-J.K.Rowling)
The good of Harry and his allies overpowers the bad in Voldemort
“Ginny!” said Mr. Weasley, flabbergasted. “Haven't I taught you anything? What have I always told you? Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain?” The good of Harry and his allies overpowers the bad in Voldemort. Throughout the Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling takes a fantasy and teaches a lesson through 7 books.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets takes place in present-day England described as a nebulous world. Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry is the main setting in the Harry Potter series. The story is written in third person omniscient because the narrator reveals what is happening in other places without having to be there and knows the thoughts of the other characters without directly revealing them to the reader.
Harry Potter is the main character. He is a twelve year old boy with short, black hair and round glasses. In the middle of his forehead sits a lightning bolt shaped scar he received from Lord Voldemort's curse. He is the protagonist of the story. Ronald Weasley is Harry’s best friend. He comes from a poor family with 6 brothers and sisters. He is a tall red-haired boy with freckles which seems to be the dominant trait in the Weasley family. Hermione Granger is Harry’s other best friend. She is a very intelligent girl who is top of her class. She has long, curly, brown hair with bold, brown eyes. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are all dynamic characters because they grow and develop throughout the story.
Lord Voldemort is the antagonist of the story. He is out to destroy Harry Potter. Fifty years ago he attended Hogwarts know as Tom Riddle. He is the most powerful dark wizard of the nebulous world and is filled with pure evil. Draco Malfoy is the foil in the story. He tries to outdo Harry at everything. The four main conflicts in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets include Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Society, and Man vs. the Supernatural.
After the year at Hogwarts ended Harry Potter had returned to live with the Dursely’s for summer vacation. Locked in his room, Harry had a house elf named Dobby visit him, he warned Harry about the dangers at Hogwarts and encouraged Harry not to attend school the...