Hero's Journey

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Harry Potter the Hero’s Journey Lucas Damron Block 3

In the first Harry Potter, our young friend is put to the ultimate hero’s journey through a series of courageous events that shape him into the perfect archetypal hero. Harry Potter thinks himself, in his dull, muggle( non-magical ) household, to just be a burdened orphan child to his impudent aunt and uncle. Little does Harry know of his importance and great idolism in the magical world, a role he will soon find out. Harry’s “Call to Adventure” forms when a giant named Hagrid, bust through his door and declares that Harry must come to a magical school where he will learn sorcery and become a great wizard. Harry’s treacherous aunt and uncle claim that Harry will not be brought about in magic and refuse to allow Harry to go, but this giant having little threat by these small muggles pays no attention and leaves the choice up to Harry; when he accepts he “Crosses the Threshold” into his adventure. Hagrid then takes Harry to the magical world where Harry learns his true importance and symbolism, to all the witches and wizards. When Harry descends to Hogwarts,(magical school) he learns of his known enemy, he who must not be named, Voldermort, who wiped out Harry’s parents years ago. He is destined to destroy this evil monster of a man. At first Harry makes friends with two characters, who will make a bond bigger than blood. When first arriving at Hogwarts he awaits his first test, a troll has escaped the dungeon of Hogwarts and is roaming around the building, all students are instructed to stay where they are, but naturally our hero disappears to face the danger and conquer the troll. He succeeds and everyone recognizes his great powers and his path to wizard ship. The “Approach to the Inmost Cave” comes to Harry when he and his two friends sniff out an evil plot brewing at their school and…...

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