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This paper explains the significance of Harry's initial sorting into Gryffindor House (especially as opposed to Slytherin House) by the Sorting Hat and other related incidents of Harry's fate within the novel, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". The paper also highlights the importance of fate in the novel, especially for Harry himself. Furthermore, the paper expands on the implicit conflict between fate and human will in the book.
Sample of Sources Used:
- De Rosa, Deborah. ""Challenges to and Affirmations of the Initiation Paradigm in Harry Potter". In Harry Potter's World : Multidisciplinary/Critical Perspectives
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- Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. New York: Scholastic Press, 1997.
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