Hero Essay

Topics: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter, Hogwarts Pages: 2 (563 words) Published: October 9, 2012
Hero Essay.

There are so many things one has to do to be considered a hero. For instance, the stereotypical hero is strong, handsome, and does something spectacular like saving someone's life or a scientific breakthrough. However, not all heroes have to have these traits. Harry Potter is not a stereotypical hero by any means. He isn't strong, or handsome, but he is very much a hero. Many heroes' lives follow a pattern. As a hero, Harry Potter follows the same cycle.

In the beginning, Harry Potter is living with his Aunt, Uncle, and cousin, the Dursley's. He soon finds out that he is eligible to go to Hogwarts. The School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He accepts the invitation after much confrontation with his Uncle about the subject, and a little help from his friend, Hagrid, a fellow wizard. He then finds out about how he got the "z" shaped scar on his forehead. Voldemort, the most powerful dark magic wizard, gave it to Harry Potter after killing his parents. Once Harry Potter arrived at the school, Voldemort began to wreck havoc on the school and this is where Harry Potter's journey begins.

Harry Potter undergoes so many challenges, some more important than others. One miniscule challenge for him is to get accustom to magic and learning and remembering many spells that will come in hand later. He was somewhat isolated from the rest of the wizards and witches since it's his first year at Hogwarts, but he befriends Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger. Along the way they definitely help him in his quest. After spending so much time with Hagrid, Harry finds out that Nicholas Flamel is the maker of the sorcerer's stone, which gives people unlimited life. Harry originally thought that Severus Snape, the defense against the dark arts teacher, was after the stone. He then finds out that Voldemort is after that stone and is very weak and needs that stone so he can live forever and fulfill his dream of taking over the wizarding world.

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