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Re-reading Harry Potter from the beginning for the first time in years. because I completely forgot that Draco and Harry meet before going to Hogwarts. Did you think he was going to turn friendly in the first book?. Harry and Draco's rivalry began on their first day of Hogwarts and didn't let .. way that the trio did: a chance meeting on the Hogwarts Express. An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works.
This, combined with his magical talent and celebrity, will make for a potent combination that aids Harry throughout the series. Harry, however, remains generally unaffected by wealth and fame, caring little for material possessions and shunning the spotlight; he will, however, be able to use his new-found inheritance to bolster his independence, provide all his own needs, and further distance himself from the Dursleys' control, though, unfortunately, he must remain bound to them until he is a legal adult.
Harry is amazed by Diagon Alley, but also that everyone knows who he is and that he is so readily accepted and respected by other wizards. He has been famous almost since birth, an apparent hero to an entire population, though unaware of why, or even of his own fame. Having been treated his entire life as if he barely existed, Harry's reaction to this attention is mostly astonishment at being acknowledged, and embarrassment, feeling he has done nothing special to deserve the adulation.
To readers, who still lack any knowledge of why Harry is so famous, his being treated as a "hero" may seem premature, but this label might actually presage future events, as well as designating what he may or may not have already accomplished. We will also contrast Harry's behavior with another character who constantly thrives on and seeks out fame in the next book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Harry remains curious regarding what Hagrid removed from vault While it is unknown yet what the packet contains, there are clues that it must be valuable. Hagrid's behavior suggests this, with the deliberate care and secrecy he shows when retrieving the package, and by his asking Harry to mention nothing about what he has seen.
Also, there being nothing else inside other than the packet, indicates it is probably a high-security vault protecting only that one item.
Storing nothing else in it prevents anyone from having a reason, other than this particular object, to access the vault. Any break-in attempt would reveal what a thief was after. As Harry learns about the wizarding world, so too does he discover more about his parents, his own past, and his relationship to Voldemort. Harry's wand plays an integral part in this relationship.
A wand is a wizard's most important possession; without it, it is nearly impossible to perform magic. Ollivander tells Harry that the wand chooses the wizard, and a unique bond is indeed created between it and its owner; this ability to choose the wizard indicates wands may be somewhat sentient.
The wood type and the core material apparently also play a part in this bonding process. Harry's wand, for example, is holly, a wood traditionally thought to repel evil, while a Phoenix is associated with purity and resurrection. Harry learns that the wand destined to be his has a connection with Voldemort's wand; this seems to disturb him somewhat, as he shivers when Ollivander tells him that the core of his new wand and the core of Voldemort's wand came from the same phoenix. This fact tells the reader that there is a present connection between Harry and Voldemort, not just a past connection, and may foreshadow Harry's destiny.
It also represents the darker, sinister side to what had initially seemed to readers like a magical paradise; the wizarding world actually may be far more dangerous than the unhappy Muggle one Harry is leaving behind. Questions[ edit ] Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here. Review[ edit ] Hagrid says that the Wizarding monetary system is simple. Why is there such an excited reaction to Harry when he enters the Leaky Cauldron with Hagrid?
Why does Mr Ollivander believe Harry will be a great wizard?
What does Harry think about his opinion and why? Further Study[ edit ] Harry and Hagrid leave the island by using the same boat that Vernon hired to get there. If Hagrid flew there, and he and Harry take the only boat on the entire island back to the mainland, then how did the Dursleys return home?
Hagrid says he flew to the island. Apparently, wizards can only fly with equipment such as a broom or a flying vehicle, or possibly with aid of a flying animal. How could Hagrid fly there, and why did he not fly back with Harry?
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How did the letters' sender know that Harry had been moved into the second bedroom, and then into the hotel and onto the island? How and why does a wand "choose" a wizard? Why would the "brother" to Voldemort's wand "choose" Harry? Considering how secret the wizard world is kept, why would someone as noticeable as Hagrid be sent to collect Harry and escort him through Central London to Diagon Alley?
Why was nothing except the one small package kept in vault at Gringotts Bank? Why does Hagrid ask Harry to say nothing about it? Compare and contrast the Wizarding and Muggle worlds. How are they different and how are they similar? What does the conversation between Harry and the boy in Madam Malkin's Robe shop reveal about wizard society? Even though the wizard world is carefully hidden, there appear to be connections and interactions between it and Muggle society.
Give examples of what these connections might be and explain why they would be necessary. Greater Picture[ edit ] Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.
Sorcerer's Stonewhich will be central to this book's plot. Harry, with his limited classical education, is unable to understand why this Stone is so prized, but a classmate, Hermione Grangerwill explain it to him. Hagrid marvels at the things Muggles have come up with in order to live without magic. The reader who is paying attention will note that with a very few exceptions indoor plumbing, for example, and artificial illumination in some casesthe Wizarding world is not using any technology at all more recent than the invention of the printing press.
It is uncertain why wizards have chosen to keep these older ways of doing things. Hermione later comments that the magical field around Hogwarts is so strong that technology simply doesn't work; this cannot be the reason that Wizarding households avoid technology, because technology still works perfectly around strong wizards like Harry and Hermione in their Muggle homes.
It is possible that wizards feel that magic is more reliable than technology, or, especially in a certain segment of the wizard population, it may be a point of pride to avoid anything Muggle-made.
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Harry's humility is shown here. While this character trait continually serves him well, it becomes masked by his unique position as "the Boy Who Lived". Harry will thwart Voldemort repeatedly, until gradually, he comes to believe that only he can accomplish certain feats regarding the Dark Lord. Close examination will reveal that while he somewhat accepts his designation as a hero, he never capitalizes on his status; rather, it becomes an increasing obligation and burden.
Late in the series, the Ministry of Magic publicly begins calling him The Chosen One, as it attempts to exploit him in a weak and misguided effort to show the public they are actually doing "something" to fight Voldemort.
Despite being thrust into the limelight in this manner, Harry avoids exploiting his fame for personal gain, instead shunning it to continue the near-impossible mission fate has tasked him with, lending further evidence that he is destined to become the classic hero.
It is mentioned that Ollivander's window display contains only a single wand on a cushion. We discover later, notably in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that Voldemort has been hunting artifacts belonging to the four Hogwarts Founders to make into Horcruxes.
It has been speculated that the wand in Ollivander's window might be Rowena Ravenclaw's. While this may seem related to Ollivander's disappearance in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the lost Ravenclaw artifact, a Diadem tiarawas actually found and made into a Horcrux by Voldemort, many years before he encountered Harry.
Griphook, the Goblin, and Mr. Ollivander, the wand maker, are introduced here.
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Both will play significant roles in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Ollivander's claim that "The wand chooses the Wizard" is a key plot point in the larger story, and particularly significant in book 7. It is possible that Harry's wand, related to the one the Dark Lord owns, chose him because it recognized Voldemort's soul shard that Harry carries within him, though no-one, not even Voldemort, knows it exists.
Harry and Voldemort's wands are considered "brothers" even though they are different woods. According to the authorHarry's wand is holly, a wood traditionally believed to repel evil. Voldemort's wand is yew, a long-lived tree that also represents death and resurrection.
What bonds them are their identical magical cores: Draco wasn't at all interested in whomever had just walked in, but when he turned and met the most startling bottle green eyes he'd ever seen, he was taken aback. He didn't recognize him, but they seemed to be about the same age, so he hazarded a guess and started a conversation.
Draco realized immediately that he had nothing else to say, so he came up with the safest topic he could think of just to keep talking to this mysterious stranger. Surely having parents was something that any two boys could have in common. Quidditch was another thing that they could surely bond over!Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Harry, Hermione and Ron meet for the first time
I don't see why first years can't have their own. I think I'll bully father into getting me one and I'll smuggle it in somehow. So what if he felt like he was talking to a brick wall?
Know what House you'll be in yet? What else could he even bring up to get this boy to talk to him?! He had pondered endlessly with his other friends about which House they would be placed in, so he had thought it was a good enough reason to talk about it.
He continued to push, though. Why couldn't he have even a decent exchange of sentences with this beautiful boy in front of him? Was his Malfoy charm failing?
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Was he doing something wrong? Was there something in his teeth?! At this point, Draco felt defeated, left with nothing else to talk about or bring up. To his delight, however, he saw a gigantic man block the light from outside the storefront. How else could he create a lasting memory than to share an exciting giant sighting with the silent boy?
He nodded toward the front window. His voice was very soft, like a whisper. The boy was finally talking to him! He didn't want to seem ignorant.
He recalled a few stories about a giant on campus, though he admittedly didn't know much except for hearsay.
What could anyone expect from an eleven year old but to repeat whatever he had heard? He's a sort of servant, isn't he? They actually had something to talk about! He felt like they were playing a game, wherein they could whisper in secret and make crazy theories about strange wizards they saw out and about.
He used to play that with Blaise when they were younger. He decided to share one of his favorite theories about the giant gamekeeper. Draco used to tease her about it. Perhaps it was time for more personal questions?