"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" Book Review by write123

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
A look at the function of the Mirror of Erised in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone".
# 106674 | 754 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Aug 12, 2008 in Literature (Children) , Literature (English) , Literature (General)


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Description:

The paper discusses how J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" can be considered a "coming of age" book that makes the main character, Harry Potter, understand who he really is and who are the kind of people surrounding him. The paper focuses on the Mirror of Erised and how it made Harry Potter search deep within to find out what he really wants in life. The paper further discusses how the mirror may be a tool that shows humans only what they desire and not what is truly important.

From the Paper:

"There have been many coming of age books and movies that people are familiar with that helped them understand who they are or what human nature really is. J.K. Rowling's first book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone can be considered a "coming of age" book that made the main character understand who he really is and the kind of people surrounding him. For starters, it is where Harry Potter realized his birthright as a wizard, which was kept hidden from him by his aunt and uncle. He also realized that upon reaching the age of 11, he would be reaching that age when he would be schooled with his own kind and learns the ways of witchcraft and wizardry."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Corrigan, Michael P. Mirror, Mirror. 21 Oct. 2007. 09 Mar. 2008. <http://www.uupueblo.org/sermons.html>.
  • Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. New York: Scholastic Press, 1997.
  • Smith, S.E. What is the Mirror of Erised? 2008. Wise Geek. 09 Mar. 2008. <http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-mirror-of-erised.htm>.

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