Book Review Template
– Advanced Language Arts
Title of Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Author: J.K. Rowling
From whose Point of View is the novel written? (1st person narrator [from whose eyes and mind], 3rd person omniscient, or 3rd person limited?) Explain why this point of view is effective, or not, for this novel.
3rd person limited- The usage of this point of view, allows the reader to grow accustomed to and get to know the main character Harry and the minor yet significant characters Ron and Hermione.
List Four Characters and explain their importance or significance to the novel as a whole. (At least four detailed sentences for each character are needed. Mention character traits!) Don’t tell me information like Johnny is the main character and there wouldn’t be a novel if it weren’t for Johnny. That is empty analysis. This is also empty writing: Johnny loves to eat pancakes, and he has a dog named Spot. So what??? Make sure you tell me character traits that impact the novel significantly. How is this person a catalyst for the action or themes of the novel? 1. Harry Potter- The protagonist of the novel, who turns seventeen during the course of the book. Harry is an audacious and determined young wizard who has decided not to return to Hogwarts school, instead to pursue a quest that Dumbledore left him; to find and destroy Horcruxes. Horcruxes are magic items that keep Lord Voldemort on Earth. Harry is consistently faithful to his quest throughout the book, though he struggles with self-doubt and spectates whether Dumbledore truly loved him. He is accompanied on his quest by Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Harry ultimately brings the demise of the Dark Lord and saves the wizarding world.
2. Ron Weasley - Harry Potter’s best friend and companion for most of the book. Ron is the same age as Harry and has left Hogwarts to accompany Harry on his quest. He displays bravery, resourcefulness, and loyalty to Harry, though he also has to overcome his own immaturity and his self-doubt at playing second fiddle to Harry Ron at one point runs away, but he later returned because he put his priorities first and committed himself to defeating Voldemort once and for all. In the latter portion of the book Ron confesses he is in love with Hermione Granger.
3. Lord Voldemort - The most destructive and malicious wizard who ever lived and he recently restored his body and full powers after fourteen years of struggling. When Harry was one year old, Voldemort murdered Harry’s parents and strained to murder Harry, but his curse rebounded upon him and tore his soul from his body, and forced him to lose most of his powers. Voldemort comes to control the Ministry of Magic and causes the death of untold numbers of Muggles and wizards. He is obsessed with figuring out why Harry keeps defeating him or slipping out of his grasp, and will stop at nothing to find a way to kill Harry. At the end of the book, Voldemort’s death spell rebounds and finally puts an end to his wicked life.
4. Hermione Granger - Harry and Ron’s classmate and companion, and Ron’s girlfriend towards the end of the novel. Hermione is the canniest and most focused of the three friends, and her meticulous planning and meticulous research into the quest benefits them time and time again. She is also surprisingly resourceful under pressure, rescuing them from scrapes in thoughtful and farsighted ways. She is particularly hard on herself for the few mistakes she does make—as are Ron and Harry. Hermione is a so-called Mudblood, which is an offensive term meaning a witch or wizard born to non-magical parents and Voldemort plans to torture her for being so.
Main Conflict or Challenge in the novel for the protagonist (main character): (Three – Four sentences)
The primary conflict was presented in the 6th novel of the series and was a task delivered upon to Harry after Dumbledore’s untimely death. The task was to eliminate...
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