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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is an excellent fantasy book. The author, J.K. Rowling, uses great detail which includes talking animals, and eccentric characters. Not only did Harry Potter show these three key elements but it also portrayed the exact definition of fantasy which is to tell a story of the impossible. We see a lot of examples of this throughout the book.
J.K. Rowling does a magnificent job using detail in this book. She took this to a level that makes the reader feel like they were experiencing the journey right beside Harry Potter. An example of this is shown when Harry is told by Hagrid that he is in fact a wizard, “A wizard, o’ course, said Hagrid, sitting back ...view middle of the document...

This means that characters are set in the real world but with added fantasy. A prime example of this is the School of Hogwarts. This school goes by rules and has a real world classroom set up with professors and books just like a realistic school but it is a school of witchcraft and wizardry which is not a real world characteristic. Another example is in the beginning of the book Harry Potter lives in the real world goes to a real school but seems to have mysterious magical things happen around him.
Although Harry Potter has dedicated readers of all ages, J.K Rowling was directing this book towards a more unsophisticated audience. The narrative point of view is told in third person limited, and most of the main characters have some type of internal development. There is also a great amount of foreshadowing which is helpful for an unsophisticated audience like this.
Harry Potter’s narrative point of view is clearly defined right away because we can only know what is happening in that moment and not two different situations at one specific time. We go though out the book knowing and seeing only what Harry does. The reader can easily identify this when reading about Harry and his friends, Ron and Hermione, who are trying to find out who Nicolas Flamel is. Also we see this when Harry is finding out what Hogwarts is. We don’t already know what each of these things mean but we do find out with Harry at the same time.
J.K Rowling starts off with two main settings for the...

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