Character Study of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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The main characters in the novels Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court are Harry Potter and the Yankee whose name we find out later in the story is Hank Morgan. Both characters at one point in time are living in a place where they do not belong. They also have a similar supporting cast in their stories, and the use of magic is a part of both novels.

One of the main things both characters have in common is how they both manage to find themselves out of place at a point in the story. Harry Potter was born into a family who dealt greatly with magic, but when his parents died he was taken to stay with his cousins, the Dursley’s, who are a muggle family. A muggle is the nickname for regular citizens who are not involved with magic. He lived with them for 11 years then left for the highly famed Hogwarts Academy as he came in being one of the most prestigious students of all time. Petunia, Harry’s aunt, never talked to her sister, who is Harry’s mother, because of her involvement in magic so the family was trying to keep Harry from getting involved in it also. Being out of place happens with Hank Morgan also but there might possibly be a bigger difference.

Morgan, a Yankee, went out with his accomplice to help the wounded but during the process one of the wounded men stabbed him and luckily the wound did not turn out to be serious. While everyone is sleeping a magician named Merlin casts a spell over the Yankee while he is sleeping and the spell is set to keep him sleeping for 13 centuries. He has been sent back in time to where he lives with the people from King Arthur’s Court. They try punishing him because of his beliefs on how technology is in store for future use. The main characters in both novels have other similarities but this particular one stood out more.

The minor characters also resemble one another in both novels. The character who acts the complete opposite to that of Harry is a boy named Draco...
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