You’re Always In Good Hands With Harry Potter

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It always takes a good book to make me want to continue reading, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole novel. The book starts off again with Harry stuck spending the summer with his cruel relatives the Dursley’s at Privet Drive. After being pushed too far, Harry loses his temper and assaults his poor aunt and storms off out of the house. He is later picked up by the Knight Bus, which takes him to Diagon Alley where he meets up with his best friends Ron and Hermione and they head back to Hogwarts. Dementors enter the train searching for Sirius Black, an escaped prisoner, and they often make Harry faint. Professor Lupin teaches him ...view middle of the document...

Harry is very courageous and he shows this continuously throughout the book, especially when confronted with danger or when the lives of his friends are at risk. He is not the most skilled or knowledgeable wizard but he finds himself outmatching more experienced wizards due to his abundance of vigor and resourcefulness, he is always one step ahead of everyone. He is not a typical mythological hero; in fact he is very noble and surprisingly modest.
Harry is conflicted with himself throughout the novel and is faced with many difficulties and challenges mentally, and physically. In the beginning of the book, Harry is thoroughly abused by the Dursley’s and it all gets worse when Aunt Marge comes to visit. He ends up blowing her up into a big balloon and storming out with all of his belongings and catching the Knight Bus which takes him to Diagon Alley. Harry has a short temper and shows this several times in the book. Harry is also brash and takes a lot of risks which worries his peers; he is also very brave. After being confronted with the fact that Sirius Black has escaped form Azkaban and may actually be coming for him, he isn’t frightened at all and in fact answers by saying “I’M not trying to be a hero, but seriously, Sirius Black can’t be worse than Voldemort, can he?”(Rowling 58). After this, he is confronted several times by Dementors which get the better of him at first but, Professor Lupin teaches him the Patronus spell which helps him over come his fear and lack of control over them. He finds it very hard to conjure the spell due to the fact that he...

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