Harry Potter by AlexR

November 18, 2020


Harry Potter

Harry Potter is a dynamic character. His archetype changes over the course of the book. At the beginning of the book, he is the archetypal survivor. This can be seen when the author writes about Harry’s mom and dad dying defending their son. So, in the book the author makes Harry the archetypal survivor.   

“Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible sign… to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”

But by the middle of the story, Harry has begun to transform into the archetypal hero.  The reason why I think he is turning into a hero is that he now has the responsibility to protect his friends and stuff.  Evidence of this is when the book says, “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

Harry is no longer the person who shakes and quivers away from bullies and danger.

A reader will recognize that the turning point for Harry comes when he plays quidditch for the first time. The reason why I say this is because of the fact that he gets on a flying broom even though he was cared for, which means he faces his fears. Chapter 11 encourages this belief.