Themes of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - English Quizlet
Terms in this set (3)
The Value of Humility
Harry's modesty even with fame, wealth, popularity. Instead of wanting the stone for personal reasons, he wants it for the common good
The Occasional Necessity of Rebellion
Rule-breaking that leads to good outcomes: forbidden 3rd floor corridor, sneaking into the restricted books section, following Malfoy on the broom to get Neville's stolen object back. Shows sometimes necessary to question and break rules for right reason.
The Dangers of Desire
Dudley's desire backfiring on him, put him in snake exhibit. Mirror of Erised shows what people truly want. Voldemort greedily pursuing Sorcerer's stone for unlimited wealth and life. Desire isn't wrong, but shouldn't get out of control
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