Hedda Gabler

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Plot Overview

Mr. Dursley, a well-off Englishman, notices strange happenings on his way to work one day. That night, Albus Dumbledore, the head of a wizardry academy called Hogwarts, meets Professor McGonagall, who also teaches at Hogwarts, and a giant named Hagrid outside the Dursley home. Dumbledore tells McGonagall that someone named Voldemort has killed a Mr. …

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Chapter 1

Summary [F]or eleven years I have been trying to persuade people to call him by his proper name: Voldemort. (See Important Quotations Explained) The Dursleys are a well-to-do, status-conscious family living in Surrey, England. Eager to keep up proper appearances, they are embarrassed by Mrs. Dursley’s eccentric sister, Mrs. Potter, whom for years Mrs. Dursley …

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Chapters 7–8

Summary: Chapter 7 [T]here was a burst of green light and Harry woke, sweating. (See Important Quotations Explained) The new students are greeted at the castle door by Professor McGonagall, who tells them they will soon be sorted into their houses. All Hogwarts students live in one of four residences: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin. …

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Chapter 10

Summary The next morning, Harry and Ron are discussing what the dog could be guarding when the mail arrives. Harry receives a first-class broomstick, along with a note from Professor McGonagall summoning him to Quidditch practice. Malfoy tells Harry that first-year students are not allowed broomsticks. When he tries to report Harry to Professor Flitwick, …

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