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PoA Section Seven: In Which Harry Feels Victorious

Post by romaiel on 2011-03-22, 15:53

PoA Section Seven: In Which Harry Feels Victorious

Chapter 13 – Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw
In this chapter, Harry relishes being reunited with his Firebolt and uses it for the first time during the Gryffindor team's Quidditch practice. Everyone admired his Firebolt especially with Harry riding along with it. It was one of the best practices of the team -- even Oliver Wood was beyond pleased. The Gryffindor team was confident of their chances with the Ravenclaw Quidditch team even after learning about the latter's newest seeker, Cho Chang. On the day of the match between the two houses, the Gryffindor team was at their best, leading almost 50 points. After successfully misleading Cho Chang a few times, Harry had a clear view of the Golden Snitch but not before he saw a dementor on the Quidditch grounds. Harry cast a Patronus Charm at the dementor and caught the Golden Snitch ensuring victory for the Gryffindor team. He later found out that the dementor was none other than an "unworthy trick" pulled by Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle. The trio earned punishments from Professor McGonagall because of it. The Gryffindor house celebrated their victory with gusto but was dampened when it was discovered that Sir Cadogan allowed Sirius Black to enter to the common room, almost threatening to kill Ron.

Chapter 14 – Snape's Grudge
In this chapter, security measures were tightened further because of Sirius Black's threat against Ron's life. This made Ron popular and he savored it, gamely re-telling his story whenever he got the chance. In the midst of the school's recent events, Hagrid managed to talk to Ron and Harry. He updated them about Buckbeak's trial -- of which Harry and Ron have forgotten that they have offered help for the defense -- and scolded them both on their less than satisfactory treatment of Hermione. Despite the threat to his safety, Harry still went to Hogsmeade with the help of his Invisibility Cloak and the Marauder's Map through the one-eyed witch secret passage. He and Ron went to the Shrieking Shack and played a trick on Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle. However, Crabbe stepped on Harry's Invisibility Cloak, which revealed his head to Malfoy. Fearing the worst after being seen, Harry made a run for the castle where Professor Snape caught and interrogated him. With Professor Lupin's help, Harry and Ron managed to avoid being punished. As the two walk towards the Gryffindor common room, they saw Hermione and learned that "Buckbeak was going to be executed".


Discussion Question/s:

  1. Cho Chang was the new Seeker and the lone female member of the Ravenclaw Quidditch team whom Harry, at first sight, found to be pretty. Do you think that Harry's "gentleman" treatment of Cho Chang -- not knocking her off her broom -- was okay given the risk of losing the game?

  2. When Harry and Ron visited Hagrid, the duo got scolded for how they have been treating Hermione. Do you think that Ron's grudge is too much given it is natural for a cat for eat a mouse?

  3. Despite the renewed threat of Sirius Black, Harry still visited Hogsmeade using the one-eyed witch secret passage and he almost got caught by Professor Snape. Do you think Harry is being overconfident that he can get away with his secret visits and does not care about his own life and security?

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Post by mitchie08 on 2011-03-22, 20:26

Cho Chang was the new Seeker and the lone female member of the Ravenclaw Quidditch team whom Harry, at first sight, found to be pretty. Do you think that Harry's "gentleman" treatment of Cho Chang -- not knocking her off her broom -- was okay given the risk of losing the game?

-I think so....During the game,Gryffindor is leading over Ravenclaw by 80 points 80-0 but Ravenclaw made 30 consecutive points which made the momentum shift to the other side and the other problem is that as if Cho Chang gets the Snitch,team Gryffindor will lose,Harry Potter is leading the way in seeking over Chang but he can't stop looking at her beauty which somehow made team Gryffindor tensed but luckily,Gryffindor still able to get the win despite of the distractions, in fact, even the Dementors distracted him but Harry used the Patronus charm just to past it out...

When Harry and Ron visited Hagrid, the duo got scolded for how they have been treating Hermione. Do you think that Ron's grudge is too much given it is natural for a cat for eat a mouse?

-It is natural for a cat to eat a mouse and we'll all know it.....We can set as an example the cartoon "Tom and Jerry" in which Tom (the cat) always wanted to eat Jerry (the mouse).....I think Ron's grudge is too much,maybe he realized that time how Hermione is feeling that time...

Despite the renewed threat of Sirius Black, Harry still visited Hogsmeade using the one-eyed witch secret passage and he almost got caught by Professor Snape. Do you think Harry is being overconfident that he can get away with his secret visits and does not care about his own life and security?

-I don't think so....I feel that Harry is somehow scared of what might happen to him at Hogsmeade because he didn't know wheter Sirius Black is there to kill him or not...He's just used his mind to overcome that fear....
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Post by allanwhistletop on 2011-03-31, 01:44

Cho Chang was the new Seeker and the lone female member of the Ravenclaw Quidditch team whom Harry, at first sight, found to be pretty. Do you think that Harry's "gentleman" treatment of Cho Chang -- not knocking her off her broom -- was okay given the risk of losing the game?
It depends on how you look at it. Harry seems to be enamored by Cho. 'Harry couldn't help noticing... that she was extremely pretty. She smiled at Harry... and he felt a slight lurch in the region of his stomach that he didn't think had anything to do with nerves.' (PoA ch. 13 p. 259). So, I think he was charmed with Cho's beauty, and with that he wouldn't want to do something ungentlemanly to ruin his image in front of her. He's no Malfoy for sure. Harry would have wanted to play fair without resorting to physical abuse. Clearly, he would have wanted to increase his chances to be on Cho's good side without risking too much of the Quidditch Cup.

When Harry and Ron visited Hagrid, the duo got scolded for how they have been treating Hermione. Do you think that Ron's grudge is too much given it is natural for a cat for eat a mouse?
Well, I would have felt for Ron too since Scabbers has been his rat for a long time. How would anyone react if their pet dies so suddenly. Ron would have naturally wanted to point an accusing finger to the closest person that might have been guilty, and unfortunately that person was Hermione. I might have acted the same way, since I freeze like a rock and wouldn't give in to the "guilty" person if he or she wouldn't say sorry first. However, I think Ron overreacted and prolonged their argument too much. Scabbers was really too old to have lived past a rat's normal life expectancy., and Ron jumped to a conclusion. Having red stains or ,okay, blood doesn't mean death, and finding hair like Crookshanks doesn't mean he's guilty for it. It would just be circumstantial evidence. Ron should have investigated further. He put Hermione on a bad light too much I believe.

Despite the renewed threat of Sirius Black, Harry still visited Hogsmeade using the one-eyed witch secret passage and he almost got caught by Professor Snape. Do you think Harry is being overconfident that he can get away with his secret visits and does not care about his own life and security?
This time, I believe Harry is becoming too overconfident of himself. He is starting to become too full of himself, and his capabilities. Harry should try to appreciate other people's effort in keeping him safe. Plus, if he wants to remove the stigma of strutting around Hogwarts given by Snape because of being The Boy Who Lived, Harry should start to know when enough is enough. And I agree with Lupin when he mentioned about how Harry disregards his safety. "Your parents gave their lives to keep you alive, Harry. A poor way to repay them - gambling their sacrifice for a bag of magic tricks" (PoA, ch14 p. 290). He should start learning the hard way. He should start to have more discipline and be rightfully punished for the proper mistakes that he made.
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