Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

BOOK: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
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Harry Potter leads quite an ordinary life, trying to put up with his family who loathes him. Unfortunately, he knows no better

than to obey orders of his malevolent aunt and her son. But then a magical twist of fate occurs and Harry starts to receive

mysterious letters and his life changes forever. This is how Harry Potter’s adventure begins. He is undoubtedly the most

famous character created by J.K. Rolling. Due to this enchanting novel, the reader becomes aware of the fact that two

separate worlds successfully co-exist. People, who leave in a non-magical one, naively suppose that they are almighty and

rule the whole world but the truth is that literally their lives depend on a magicians’ will. Muggles treat Harry like an empty

place while in the magical world he is famous for being an only survivor of an evil powerful wizard Voldemort, who

murdered his parents. Despite all the protests of his family, who refuses point-blank to pay for him he was accepted to

Hogwarts School. Now the reader, together with Harry, is introduced into Hogwarts. There is a long way to go, many

problems to solve and yet more joys to experience: friendship, romantic relationship, and schoolwork – he chooses the

faculty Gryffindor, at which he will study. Harry learns that magic is not at all as easy as it seems. He has to make a great

effort to succeed. He makes friends with Ron Weasley, who comes from a large but impoverished wizarding family and

Hermione Granger, a hardworking girl who is likely to become a skillful witch one day. But spoiled children like Harry’s

cousin Dudley exist not only in the non-magical world. He meets Draco Malfoy – a selfish boy who enjoys strutting

arrogantly together with his escort. For some reasons he later turns into Harry’s impeccable enemy. However, there are

some more people who do not feel any sympathy for Нarry – Severus Snape, school’s potions master and , Quirinus

Quirrell, Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Anyone of us has secrets, doesn’t he? But all that is concealed becomes

known sooner or later. The teacher turns out to be under Lord Voldemort’s control. The book ends with a culmination: Harry

confronts Voldemort, who yearns to take hold of Philosopher Stone and gain everlasting life.

BOOK: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
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