Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone A masterpiece can come from the smallest idea. J.K. Rowling was a single mother sitting in a coffee shop when the idea that launched the epic chronicles of Harry Potter entered her mind. She jotted it down on a napkin and soon discovered her potential as a writer. A few years later, the Harry Potter saga had seven books and now each of those books have come to life in the form of a motion picture. The book that J.K. conceived in that coffee shop and launched the series is titled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, but is also known as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Harry’s journey begins at 4 Privet Drive in the village of Little Whinging, England. This is the home of Harry’s Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon, and cousin Dudley. Dumbledore, much to the disapproval of Professor McGonagall, left Harry on the doorstep of 4 Privet Drive when he was only an infant. Here, Harry is an outcast and an embarrassment to the uptight Dursleys. They force him to live in the cupboard under the stairs and ignore him in favor of their obnoxious son. On Harry’s eleventh birthday, a large, kind man named Hagrid rescues him from his incarceration. Hagrid tells Harry how he once was a student at school for witches and wizards, but he misbehaved which resulted in his expulsion from the school. Dumbledore, after learning of Hagrid’s dismissal from the school, allows Hagrid to stay on campus and work as the gamekeeper. After exposing the world of wizards, Hagrid regales Harry with the story of his parents with the following, “’CAR CRASH!’ roared Hagrid, jumping up so angrily that the Dursleys scuttled back to their corner, ‘How could a car crash kill Lily and James Potter? It is an outrage! A scandal! Harry Potter not knowin’ his own story when every kid in our world knows his name!’” (Rowling, 44) After showing Harry the magical side of

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