Comparison Between Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

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In J.K. Rowling's fantasy novel series Harry Potter the protagonist has a unique lightning-shaped scar for a reason. It marks young Harry Potter for greatness and sets him apart from everyone else. It gives him various abilities that help him overcome the evil in his world. In Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, people immediately identify Harry and associate him with his scar; Ron even asks, "Do you really have the . . . scar?" (Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone). He receives this scar after being struck by a killing curse by Lord Voldemort. This curse strikes like lightening; it is a sudden burst of light followed by death.

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