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Mythology Project Harry potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
Transcript of Mythology Project Harry potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
Call To Action !
Supernatural Aid !
Harry is not always aware of the help Dumbledore is giving him. As the headmaster, Dumbledore can disguise the lessons he wants Harry to learn. Many times Dumbledore directs the professor's teaching so Harry will receive the skills he will need to battle Voldemort. In this story he directs professor Lupin to show Harry the way to overcome a Dementor.
“I don't go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The night before Harry's thirteenth birthday, when he receives gifts by Owl Post from his friends at school. The next morning at breakfast, Harry sees on television that a man named Black is on the loose from prison.
Harry leaves the Dursley's house and is picked up by the Knight Bus, but only after an alarming sighting of a large, black dog. The Knight Bus drops Harry off at Diagon Alley, where he is greeted by Cornelius Fudge, the Minister of Magic. He rents a room and awaits the start of school. In Diagon Alley, Harry finishes his schoolwork, admires a Firebolt broomstick in the window of a shop, and after some time, finds his friends Ron and Hermione.
What has Harry been up too?
At this time, Aunt Marge comes to stay with the Dursleys, and she insults Harry's parents numerous times. Harry accidentally causes her to inflate. Harry leaves the Dursley's house.
At a pet shop, Hermione buys a cat named Crookshanks, who chases Scabbers, Ron's aging pet rat. Ron is most displeased. The night before they all head off to Hogwarts, Harry overhears Ron's parents discussing the fact that Sirius Black is after Harry.
What Has Harry Been Up To...?
Soon afterward, the students arrive at Hogwarts and classes begin. In divination class, Professor Trelawney foresees Harry's death by reading tealeaves and finding the representation of a Grim, a large black dog symbolizing death. In the care of magical creatures class,
The students board the Hogwarts Express train and are stopped once by an entity called a Dementor. Harry faints and is revived by Professor Lupin, the new defense against the dark arts teacher.
The Adventure Continues
Hagrid introduces the students to Hippogriffs, large, deeply dignified crosses between horses and eagles. Malfoy insults one of these beasts, Buckbeak, and is attacked. Malfoy drags out the injury in an attempt to have Hagrid fired and sentence Buckbeak to death.
During a Hogwarts visit to Hogsmeade, a wizard village which Harry is unable to visit because he has no permission slip, Harry has tea with Professor Lupin. Harry discovers that the reason he wasn't allowed to fight the Boggart was that Lupin had worried that it would take the shape of Voldemort. This concern catches Harry by surprise, because Harry had been thinking even more fearfully about the awful Dementors.
Later that night, Sirius Black breaks into Hogwarts and destroys the Fat Lady portrait that guards Gryffindor Tower. The students spend the night sleeping in the Great Hall while the teachers search the castle.
Snape brings Lupin a steaming potion, which Lupin drinks, much to Harry's alarm.
Soon afterwards, Quidditch moves into full swing, and Gryffindor House plays against Hufflepuff. During the game, Harry spies the large black dog, and seconds later he sees a hoard of Dementors. He loses consciousness and falls off his broomstick. Harry wakes to find that his trusty broomstick had flown into the Whomping Willow and been smashed in his fall, and the game itself had lost
Later, Harry learns from Lupin that the Dementors affect Harry so much because Harry's past is so horrible.
During the next Hogsmeade visit, from which Harry is forbidden, Fred and George Weasley give Harry the Marauder's map, written by the mysterious quartet of Moony, Prongs, Wormtail and Padfoot. This map leads him through a secret passageway into Hogsmeade, where he rejoins Ron and Hermione
Inside the Hogsmeade tavern, Harry overhears Cornelius Fudge discussing Sirius Black's responsibility for Harry's parents' deaths, as well as for the death of another Hogwarts student, Peter Pettigrew, who was blown to bits, leaving only a finger. Back at Hogwarts, Harry learns that Hagrid received a notice saying that Buckbeak, the hippogriff who attacked Malfoy, is going to be put on trial, and Hagrid is inconsolable.
After the holidays, Harry begins working with Professor Lupin to fight Dementors with the Patronus charm; he is moderately successful, but still not entirely confident in his ability to ward them off
Sirius Black breaks into Harry's dormitory and slashes the curtain around Ron's bed. Several days later, Hagrid invites Harry and Ron over for tea and scolds them for shunning Hermione on account of Scabbers and the Firebolt. They feel slightly guilty, but not terrible. Soon Harry, under his invisibility cloak, meets Ron during a Hogsmeade trip; when he returns, Snape catches him and confiscates his Marauder's Map. Lupin saves Harry from Snape's rage, but afterward he reprimands him severely for risking his safety for "a bag of magic tricks."
As Harry leaves Lupin's office, he runs into Hermione, who informs him that Buckbeak's execution date has been set. Ron, Hermione, and Harry are reconciled in their efforts to help Hagrid. Around this time, Hermione is exceptionally stressed by all of her work, and in a day she slaps Malfoy for picking on Hagrid and she quits Divination, concluding that Professor Trelawney is a great fraud. Days later, Gryffindor beats Slytherin in a dirty game of Quidditch, winning the Cup.
This is where the Cycle Starts
This first stage of the mythological journey — which we have designated the "call to adventure" — signifies that destiny has summoned the hero and transferred his spiritual center of gravity from within the pale of his society to a zone unknown.
This fateful region of both treasure and danger may be variously represented: as a distant land, a forest, a kingdom underground, beneath the waves, or above the sky, a secret island, lofty mountaintop, or profound dream state; but it is always a place of strangely fluid and polymorphous beings, unimaginable torments, superhuman deeds, and impossible delight.
The hero can go forth of his own volition to accomplish the adventure . . . or he may be carried or sent abroad by some benign or malignant agent. . . . The adventure may begin as a mere blunder . . . or still again, one may be only casually strolling when some passing phenomenon catches the wandering eye and lures one away from the frequented paths of man. (p. 58)
Mysterious thing, time. Powerful, and when meddled with, dangerous. Sirius Black is in the topmost cell of the dark tower. You know the laws, Miss Granger. You must not be seen, and you would do well, I feel, to return before this last chime. If not, the consequences are too ghastly to discuss. If you succeed tonight, more than one innocent life may be spared. Three turns, should do it, I think.
When Dumbledore leaves, Hermione turns an hourglass on a chain backwards three times, taking Harry and her into the Forbidden Forest.
The Call to Adventure is when Sirius Black & Buckbeak are wrongly sentenced to death.
For those who have not refused the call, the first encounter of the hero-journey is with a protective figure (often a little old crone or old man) who provides the adventurer with 2 amulets against the dragon forces he is about to pass. (p. 69)
Having responded to his own call, and continuing to follow courageously as the consequences unfold, the hero finds all the forces of the unconscious at his side. Mother Nature herself supports the mighty task. And in so far as the hero's act coincides with that for which his society itself is ready, he seems to ride on the great rhythm of the historical process. (pp. 71-72)
What such a figure represents is the benign, protecting power of destiny. The fantasy is a reassurance — a promise that the peace of Paradise, which was know first within the mother womb, is not to be lost; that it supports the present and stands in the future as well as in the past. . . . One has only to know and trust, and the ageless guardians will appear.
Professor Lupin, the current Defense against the Dark Arts professor hired by Dumbledore, teaches Harry a powerful skill that becomes essential in Harry's survival
Road Of Trials
The second life to which Dumbledore refers, Harry determines, is Buckbeak's; so Harry and Hermione wait quietly by Hagrid's cabin, untying the hippogriff once the executioners have gone inside the cabin to deal with some paperwork
To Save Buckbeak
Harry, Hermione, and Buckbeak hide in the forest as they hear the thud of an axe swung in frustration at having lost the victim, as well as Hagrid's howl of joy at the surprise escape.
"....Harry slips out to see who conjured the patronus. He watches the Dementors approach and attempt to kiss him, and nothing happens- no patronus is conjured. At this moment, Harry realizes that it was he who had conjured it, not his father...."
he conjures it again, saving his, Hermione's, and Black's life, and finally understanding that the form of his patronus is a stag, Prongs, his father's animagi form. Father and son regard each other, then the shape disappears
"....They wait in the woods, watching themselves go down the Whomping Willow and back up, and while Hermione and Buckbeak hide in Hagrid's empty cabin from the werewolf..."
To Save Sirius Black
Harry rejoins Hermione, and together they fly on Buckbeak's back up to the tower room where Black is being held, and they send Black and Buckbeak flying away together to their freedom.
Road Of Trials &
Once having traversed the threshold, the hero moves in a dream landscape of curiously fluid, ambiguous forms, where he must survive a succession of trials. This is a favorite phase of the myth-adventure. It has produced a world literature of miraculous tests and ordeals. The hero is covertly aided by the advice, amulets, and secret agents of the supernatural helper whom he met before his entrance into this region. Or it may be that he here discovers for the first time that there is a benign power everywhere supporting him in his superhuman passage. (p. 97)
On the train, Hermione announces that she will drop down to a normal course load for the next semester, and Ron begins planning for Harry to stay with him for the summer.
Harry returns to the Dursleys anticipating a better summer than the last one.
Everything is finally falling into to place
Harry and his friends are safe and next semester he will be able to stay with his god-father.
Black has enclosed a note giving Harry permission to visit Hogsmeade the following year.
After they save Buckbeak and then Harry saves his past self and Sirius Black from the Demetor's Kiss.
They go to West tower that
Sirius is held in and rescued him
Hero receives or captures the key to happiness in the social world.
Crossing of Return Threshold
After everything now that the summer had started had Harry boarded the train to London.
Master of Two Worlds
Sirius Black has enclosed a note giving Harry permission to visit Hogsmeade the following year.
Freedom to Live
Transit from divine back to human world
Hero able to cross and re-cross world division
Harry now is invited to spend next year with his god father Sirius Black in Hogsmade
Now that Harry Potter rescued Buckbeak and Sirius Black and came to realize his true potential, he has the freedom to live until his next adventure at Hogwarts...
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Hagrid’s cabin. “Hagrid, perhaps it will be better if you stay inside —” “No, I — I wan’ ter be with him…I don’ wan’ him ter be alone —”
Footsteps echoed from within the cabin.
“Buckbeak, move!” Harry hissed.
Harry tugged harder on the rope around Buckbeak’s neck. The Hippogriff began to walk,
rustling its wings irritably. They were still ten feet away from the forest, in plain view of Hagrid’s back door.
“Harry, your dad’s — well — dead,” she said quietly.
“I know that,” said Harry quickly.
“You think you saw his ghost?”
“I don’t know…no…he looked solid…”
“But then —”
“Maybe I was seeing things,” said Harry. “But…from what I could see…it looked like him…I’ve got photos of him…”
“Come on!” he muttered, staring about. “Where are you? Dad, come on —”
But no one came. Harry raised his head to look at the circle of Dementors across the lake. One
of them was lowering its hood. It was time for the rescuer to appear — but no one was coming to
help this time —
And then it hit him — he understood. He hadn’t seen his father he had seen himself —
Harry flung himself out from behind the bush and pulled out his wand.
“EXPECTO PATRONUM!” he yelled.
And out of the end of his wand burst, not a shapeless cloud of mist, but a blinding, dazzling,
silver animal. He screwed up his eyes, trying to see what it was. It looked like a horse
“Do you reckon he’s up there yet?” said Harry, checking his watch. He looked up at the castle
and began counting the windows to the right of the West Tower.
I would also like to apologize for the fright I think I gave you that night last year when you left your
uncle’s house. I had only hoped to get a glimpse of you before starting my journey north, but I think the
sight of me alarmed you.
I am enclosing something else for you, which I think will make your next year at Hogwarts more
If ever you need me, send word. Your owl will find me.
I’ll write again soon.
Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1968. Print.
Campbell, Joseph. Myths to Live By. New York: Viking,
Fat Lady's portrait
Fred and George Weasley
“One moment, please, Macnair,” came Dumbledore’s voice. “You need to sign too.” The