Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanEnglish
January 13, 2011
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a story by J.K. Rowling. It was published during the summer of 1999. It is Harry’s third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He arrives back only to notice that security has been stepped up significantly from his previous year. Since the escape of Serius Black, Hogwarts has not been the same. It has been much quieter and all of the students seemed frightened. Harry learns that the guards that are keeping the school safe are actually the Dementors. Dementors allow Harry to hear his parents voices and give him terrible headaches. When the school takes a field trip to Hogsmeade, a village full of shops and entertainment, he is not allowed to go because his uncle would not sign his permission form. Harry sneaks into the village and in the meantime, Sirius breaks into the school twice, but is unable to locate Harry.
Harry’s friend Ron is taken by a large dog and pulled into a hole by the Whomping Willow, a tree which will attack anyone who goes near it, on the way home from Hagrid’s hut. Harry and Hermione are mauled by the tree and injured before entering the hole to save their friend. The team followed the screams to a small house known as the Shrieking Shack. There they discover that the mysterious black dog is actually Sirius Black. Professor Lupin then enters the room and is confronted by Hermione. She pointed out the fact that Lupin was a werewolf. Lupin explains that he helped write the secret map and the Black was the secret-keeper for the small group comprised of Lupin, Black, Pettigrew, and Harry Potter’s father. Harry convinces Pettigrew to come back to Hogwarts to clear Black’s name. Pettigrew then escaped and Harry was mysteriously knocked out. When he awoke, he finds out Sirius Black has been captured and decides he must save Black and let him escape. Black ends up getting away and Harry becomes worried...