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Transcript of Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and his cousin Dudley, after his parents died when he was a baby. Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters from owls and he is whisked away by a giant of a man and enrolled in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Harry Potter - hero, student.
The Author of the Harry Potter series is J.K. Rowling.
Hogwarts: A History
Hogwarts is a boarding school for young witches and wizards. It was originally created by the four founders; Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff, Godric Gryffindor, and Salazar Slytherin. The Hogwarts motto is "Draco Dormiens Nunquam Tittillandus," which means never tickle a sleeping dragon.
Hogwarts is a large stone castle that stands on a hill. It resides north of London and is several centuries old. Hogwarts has high towers and is quite beautiful. On the Hogwarts grounds you will find the Black Lake, the Forbidden Forest, and the Quidditch Field.
Quidditch Through The Ages
By: Alyssa Glauser
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, when mysterious and scary things start happening. First Harry hears an eerie voice, then Ron's sister, Ginny, disappears...
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
When Harry gets to Hogwarts for his third year, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
It is Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and this year they are holding the Tri-Wizard tournament. A tournament between the three best wizarding schools in Europe.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix
It is Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But before he can get to school, Harry is escorted on a night-time broomstick ride to the secret headquarters of a mysterious group called the Order of the Phoenix.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
It is Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Voldemort's sinister forces group, it becomes clear to Harry that he will soon have no choice but to confront him.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter is preparing to destroy Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes and finally kill the Dark Lord, while a battle rages on in Hogwarts.
Albus Dumbledore - Headmaster of Hogwarts
Rubeus Hagrid - The Keeper of Keys at Hogwarts
Voldemort - a Dark wizard who terrorized the magical community for more than a decade.
Minerva McGonagall - deputy headmistress and head of Gryffindor house at Hogwarts.
Vernon and Petunia Dursley - Harry's aunt and uncle.
Dudley Dursley - is Harry Potter’s only cousin, son of Petunia and Vernon Dursley
Mr. Ollivander - owner of the wand shop Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands Since 382 BC on Diagon Alley
Ron Weasley - Harry Potter’s best friend
Fred and George Weasley - Ron’s older, twin brothers, members of the DA.
Ginny Weasley - Ron Weasley’s sister and the youngest child in the Weasley family, member of the DA.
Molly Weasley - mother to Ron and his siblings (Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George and Ginny).
Neville Longbottom - a second-year Gryffindor and friends with Harry Potter, member of the DA.
Draco Malfoy - a Slytherin whose family has been linked to the Dark Arts.
Hermione Granger - a Gryffindor student and the best witch in her year at Hogwarts.
Argus Filch - the caretaker at Hogwarts
Severus Snape - the Potions master and Head of Slytherin house at Hogwarts.
James Potter - Harry Potter’s father, murdered by Voldemort when he was one.
Lily Potter - Harry Potter’s mother, murdered by Voldemort along with her husband.
Dobby - a house-elf, a creature bound to serve one wizard family or household for life
Arthur Weasley - Wealey's father
Luna Lovegood - Ravenclaw student and friends with Harry Potter, member of the DA.
Sirius Black - Harry's stepfather, member of the Order of the Phoenix, animagus.
Dolores Umbridge- The cruel DADA teacher in Harry's fifth year.
Remus Lupin - Becomes a fatherly figure to Harry, friends with James, member of the Order of the Phoenix.
Nymphadora Tonks - member of the Order of the Phoenix, Auror.
Mad-Eye Moody - member of the Order of the Phoenix, one of the best Aurors is history.
For the next five years she wrote the outlines for each of the books and then began the first novel. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's stone was eventually completed and published in June 1997.
Biography: Joanne "Jo" Rowling was born in July, 1965, in England. She grew up in Chepstow, Gwent (which is in the southern United Kingdom). Joanne completed college and then moved to London, where she began Harry Potter on a train ride to
King's Cross Station.
The next three books were finished in the next three years and all sold spectacularly.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was published in June 2003 and broke the records set by Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire as the fastest selling book in history.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was published in July 2005 and also achieved record sales.
The seventh and final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,was published in 2007.
Records show that witches and wizards in Europe have been flying on brooms as soon as 1107, though the medieval brooms were quite crude.
The first recoreded game of quidditch was first recorded by a woman who didn't even know what she was seeing. She was simply annoyed by the boys that were dropping medieval quaffles in her yard.
After that quidditch was not mentioned until nearly a century later, when the game had been much more clear in its rules. They had medieval Bludgers and Quaffles and had barrels on stilts for goals. However, the Golden Snitch had still not been intrduced.
The Golden Snitch was first introduced in the thirteenth century. Before the Golden Snitch, people would go Snidget hunting. Golden Snidgets were very common in Europe and many people would hunt them because of the challenge. They were small birds that were extremely fast and difficult to catch.
Snidgets first crossed paths with Quidditch in 1269 when the chief of the wizards council released a snidget during a quidditch game and offered a prize to the winner. Eventually the Golden Snidget was turned into the Golden Snitch, and it is said to be the moment Quidditch truly began.
quidditch through the ages
Quidditch is currently one of the most pular games in the wizarding world. The game is played on broomsticks in the air above a field with three goal posts of varying heights on each end. There are 7 players on a team; the keeper, three chasers, two beaters, and the seeker.
The keeper prevents the chasers from throwing a quaffle through the goals.
The chasers try to get a quaffle across the field to the other teams goal.
The beaters prevent the bludgers from flying into the other players.
And the seeker searches for, and tries to catch, the golden snitch.
Every witch and wizard has their own unique wand. The wood the wand is made of, the flexibility, the core, and the length all depend on the owner of the wand.
Most of the wands at Hogwarts were made by Mr. Ollivander at Ollivander's wand shop, and he has made a lot of discoveries about wands.
Only a minority of trees can produce magical wands, and they all seem to have different properties. The personality of a person affects all of the properties of the wands.
However, arguably the most important part of the wand is the wand core. Ollivander only uses the three finest wand cores he can find; dragon heartstring, unicorn tail, and Phoenix tail feather. These all produce the most powerful amount of magic.
Wands are the magical core of witches and wizards, and their wand will learn just as much from them as the wizards learn from the wand.
The Hogwarts school is separated into four houses; Gryffindor - the brave, Ravenclaw - the intelligent, Hufflepuff - the kind, and Slytherin - the cunning.
Your house becomes your family as you go through your seven years at Hogwarts. You go to classes together and cheer you house on in sports games.
Jo Rowling's pen name is J.K. Rowling, the "K" is for Kathleen after her grandmother, because her publisher thought that if boys saw that the author was a female, they wouldn't want to read the books.
Only Alan Rickman, the actor who played Professor Snape, knew his character’s fate before the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” because Rowling told him.
In order to become acquainted with the films’ three main stars, director Alfonso Cuaron had each of them write an essay about their characters. True to their characters, Emma Watson wrote a 16-page essay, Daniel Radcliffe wrote a simple, one-page paper, and Rupert Grint never even turned his in.
One of the flying cars used in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” was stolen off the set. It was discovered seven months later when an anonymous caller informed police of its whereabouts.