Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone Character Analysis

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In this essay, the characterization of two characters, Harry Potter in “Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone” and Sherlock Holmes in “The Boscombe Valley Mystery” are the two heroes which would be analyzed. Their characterization would be discussed in two ways. Firstly, how their appearance presented. Secondly, how their actions, which the speech and thought are included, help to present the image of the heroic character. In my point of view, hero is a person who is outstanding with high ability. Moreover, they are intelligent and willing to help others to solve the difficult problems.
The appearances of the characters give an impression to the readers. The figures of the ideal type of heroes are always tall, muscular and handsome. Instead,
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In “Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone”, Professor McGonagall was surprised by the skills of broomstick of Harry. He was then recommended by Professor McGonagal to be the seeker of Gryffindor team to participate the game of Quidditch. “The boy’s a natural.”(Rowling 151)This is the first time for Harry to be appreciated. In the muggles world, he was presented as a weak character which bullied by his relatives. But now, he is the youngest seeker of Gryffindor team to join the game. It showed the big contrast of his treatment. He became welcomed by others. Moreover, seeker is the post which is the key point of winning. It showed the importance of Harry. He won the match and applauses from audiences and became a hero. And that he can be greatly recognized by others and became famous after the match. The another action that Harry saved Hermione from the troll which represented his helpfulness and his calmness during the dangerous situation. “Harry then did something that was both very brave and very stupid.” (Rowling 176) Although Harry was also frightened by the troll, he tried to conquer with it and finally he can do it. It also showed the contrast between him and Ron and Hermione as Ron and Hermione felt frightened and failed to escape from troll. It let Harry became further prominent. Harry tried his best to fight against the troll at the key moment, he was presented as a

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