Period 3 AP English
IRA # 5
December 13, 2008
o Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling, Published in 2005.
o Obviously the main character in this story is Harry Potter. He is one of the greatest wizards in the wizarding world, but that isn't what he thinks. Harry at this point of the series is very depressed because he has lost his parents, Lily and James, and his godfather, Sirius. In this book Harry prepares for the final battle against Voldemort and his deatheaters, but that isn’t his biggest fear, he doesn’t want Hermoine or Ron to get involved because he is afraid of losing them too, in which Harry strays away from them. While Harry is receiving private lessons from Dumbledore the form a new relationship, he slowly finds someone to believe in again, but then Dumbledore is killed by Snape.
o When Harry is rescued from his muggle relatives by Dumbledore, they made a pit stop to a former teacher at Hogwarts house to convince him to come out of his retirement and teach at Hogwarts, because yet again they were short on staff. Harry gives a good description of what Horace Slughorn looks like. “, there now crouched and enormously fat, bald, old man who was massaging his lower belly and squinting with a watery aggravated lower eye.”
o Harry has a temper problem, so if someone pushes his buttons he would most likely get out his wand and start dueling any muggle in sight, fully aware that they couldn’t do anything about it.
o When it gets to the point of the book where dark wizards are battling the good wizards would have to be very unforgettable to me, but it’s the end of the battle that I will never forget:
▪ “A jet of green light shot from Snape’s wand and hit Dumbledore squarely in the chest. Harry’s scream of horror never left him; silent and unmoving, he was forced to watch as Dumbledore was blasted into the air. For a split second it was as if he was suspended beneath the shining skull, and...