Similarities Between Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

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SIRIUS BLACK: A VENGEFUL VICTIM OR A FATHER FIGURE? Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a best-selling children’s book which has been adapted into a film with the same title. The story gives a further look into Harry’s past. One of the key characters in it is Sirius Black, Harry’s godfather who was imprisoned for twelve years in Azkaban before he escaped. He was a close friend of the Potters, who went to a hideout because they were being hunted by Voldemort. He was thought to be their Secret Keeper, the only one who knew their location, who then spilled the secret to Voldemort. He was accused of killing twelve Muggles and Peter Pettigrew at the night Harry’s parents, James and Lily, were killed. In both of the book and the film, he is shown as a vicious murderer on the first half before in the end, he is revealed to be innocent. Despite the similarities, Sirius Black is a one-dimensional character in the film, while in the book he is a developed father figure to Harry. …show more content…
Rather than showing his side of a caring godfather, the film version of Sirius only shows that he is an innocent man who wants to retaliate the one who caused his imprisonment. In the film, the scene starts with Harry and Hermione finding Ron, Scabbers, and Sirius in the shack. Then, Remus comes and asks Sirius to let him explain to Harry what happened with his parents before he kills his target. Next, Sirius and Remus tell Harry that Peter was the one who betrayed his parents and prove that Scabbers, Ron’s pet rat, is Peter. Finally, Peter admits, and Harry stops Remus and Sirius from killing Peter (Daniel Radcliffe). Sirius does not give a sense of a devoted friend or godfather in the film except when he says, “How dare you speak to Harry? How dare you talk about James in front of him,” and that he preferred death to betraying James (Daniel

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