The Hero, S Journey In Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

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The “Hero’s Journey” is a popular theory among many films and stories. This theory includes a pattern of the main character, or the hero, living in an ordinary world and is called into a new, more exciting life. In their journey, they meet many characters that play archetypal roles. These roles include the hero, the side kick, the wise-old man, the friendly beast, the evil figure, the damsel in distress, and many more. One movie that would qualify as a “Hero’s Journey” movie would be, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” because Harry starts his new life once he steps into a new world. At the beginning of the film, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, Harry is living an ordinary life in the “muggle”, or ordinary, world. His whole life …show more content…
Each young witch or wizard is called up to have their house determined by the Sorting Hat. When Harry has the hat placed on his head, he is faced with a temptation. The Sorting Hat says Harry would make a good Slytherin, but Harry’s new found enemy, Draco, has been sorted there. Plus, his new friend Ron told him, “Every wizard who went bad went to Slytherin.” The Sorting Hat listens to Harry when he decides he wants to be sorted into Gryffindor with his new friends. At this ceremony of sorting, the Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, tells all the students that they are not to go up to the third floor because it is off limits. Harry builds a good relationship with the headmaster and Dumbledore becomes the “wise old man” of Harry’s …show more content…
Harry, Ron, and Hermione find themselves on the third floor after running away from Filch, the janitor. The trio has to decide whether or not they should continue on the third floor or go back down to a floor they are allowed to be on. Harry, Ron, and Hermione believe Filch is still following them, so they walk further into the third floor and discover a three-headed dog. However, Fluffy, the three-headed dog, is not the only thing hiding on the third floor. Fluffy is standing on a trap door. Hermione notices this and tells Ron and Harry. This makes Harry really curious about what is hiding under the door. Harry’s curiosity gets the best of him. So, Harry, Ron, and Hermione sneak back up to the third floor and find that has been put to sleep by a harp playing itself. The three discover that someone has already gone through the trap door to find whatever is hiding down there. After going through the trap door and playing a life-size game of Wizard Chess, Ron says to Harry, “it’s you that has to go on.” So, Harry goes through to the final hall and finds his Defense Against the Dark Arts Teacher, Professor Quirrell, searching for the Sorcerer’s Stone in the Mirror of Erised. This mirror will show anyone their heart’s deepest desires. However, when Professor Quirrell tells Harry to look in the mirror, Harry sees himself pulling the Sorcerer’s Stone out of his pocket, even though this is not his deepest desire.

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