"'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.'" When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss...
Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: good minus, University of Münster (English Seminar), language: English, abstract: In novels and fictional stories we often meet good and evil characters, characters which fight each other. This fight between good and evil makes the story really interesting and exciting because it hurries the action along. But often the reader is not able to say which character really belongs to the good or the evil ones. It is the ambiguity of the characters and their changes during the story that grip the readers. This paper will have a look at one exemplary character and try to solve the question whether it is good or evil. Besides, the thesis that animals and creatures in The Prisoner of Azkaban cannot be categorized as clearly as the main characters will be dealt with. In this way different aspects of the terms "good" and "evil" shall be demonstrated. "Good" and "evil" represent a pair of opposites that is part of many stories and of our whole life. Actions which are against virtues and values, which are reprehensible and damnable, are generally seen as evil. Pleasure in destroying, in lying, in betraying and in being cruel, in neglecting the rights of human beings, these aspects are declared to be evil.1 They belong to actions and their consequences which are caused by human beings, for example torturing innocent people in a war. Due to St. Augustine, these are moral evils or deficiencies of man's will. He thinks of the moral evil as the true evil because human beings have free will and the choice to do good or evil. So it is their choice to commit evil actions or not.2 [...] 1 See Rudolf Eisler, ed. Wörterbuch der philosophischen Begriffe 1, 4th ed. (Berlin: Mittler und Sohn, 1927), p. 227. 2 See Ester S. Buchholz and Joshua K. Mandel, "Reaching for Virtue, Stumbling on Sin: Concepts of Good and Evil in a Postmodern Era.", Journal of Religion and Health 39.2, (2000): p. 130.
Author: Bright Summaries
Release Date: 2018-02-07
Genre: Study Aids
Unlock the more straightforward side of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, which follows the Boy Who Lived during his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This year, the school is guarded by Dementors, sinister hooded creatures sent by the Ministry of Magic as a defence against the escaped murderer Sirius Black who is pursuing Harry. Assisted by Hermione, Ron and the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher Remus Lupin, Harry faces a race against time to prevent Voldemort’s return and find out the truth about his parents’ murder. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third novel in J.K. Rowling’s bestselling seven-book series, which has inspired films, video games, board games and even a theme park. Rowling is now a household name around the world, and her other books include The Casual Vacancy (2012) and The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013), which was published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Find out everything you need to know about Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "he's at Hogwarts he's at Hogwarts." Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.
Three times the scares, three times the tears, third time's the charm - HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, the third installment of the classic series, apparates into multiplexes this summer. Two spreads of four-color stickers -- 50 in all -- depict the characters, animals, and all the magical objects that appear in the book and the movie. Descriptive text provides all the details any kid could want about this amazing fantasy world.
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort, and might even have assisted in the deaths of James and Lily Potter—Harry Potter’s parents. Now Black has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard him muttering in his sleep, "He’s at Hogwarts... he’s at Hogwarts." Of course, Harry already had plenty to worry about. After inflating his nasty aunt and running away on the magical Knight Bus, he finds he’s being pursued by death omens at every turn. He receives two wonderful gifts: a top-of-the-line Firebolt broomstick, and the Marauder’s Map, a magical diagram of Hogwarts made by the mysterious “Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs.” Hermione disappears frequently, burdened down by a seemingly impossible course schedule. And the soulless Dementors have come to guard Hogwarts—supposedly to protect Harry from Sirius Black, but they terrify Harry more than the fugitive ever could. To strengthen himself against them, Harry reaches out to Remus Lupin, the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher who was once a friend of his father’s. Lupin teaches Harry about the Patronus Charm, a defensive measure well above the level of magic generally mastered by wizards Harry’s age. But even with his broom, his map, his magic, and his loyal friends, Harry isn't safe. Because on top of everything else, there’s a traitor hidden at Hogwarts…
This collection contains 30 full-size portraits of the actors from the Harry Potter films, including Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron), Emma Watson (Hermoine), and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid). Full color. Consumable.
Rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with this enchanting collection of twenty removable postcards—including four lenticulars—capturing iconic moments from the film. The third movie in the Harry Potter film series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban established several new locations, major characters, and important storylines. Now fans can relive the fun of the magical movie with this enchanting postcard book. Featuring four lenticular images and a 3-D cover, this book revisits classic moments and fan-favorite scenes from the movie with twenty postcards perfect for sharing with friends and family.
Author: John Williams
Publisher: Warner Bros. Publications
Release Date: 2004-07-01
This spectacular souvenir folio comes loaded with full-color and black and white photos from the newest blockbuster Harry Potter film. Titles: Aunt Marge's Waltz * Buckbeak's Flight * Double Trouble * Hagrid the Professor * Hedwig's Theme * The Snowball Fight * A Window to the Past * A Winter's Spell.
Who is the driver of the Knight Bus? What is the name of the Divination teacher? What happens the night of the Halloween Feast? Attention Harry Potter fans! How much do you REALLY know about Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban? Are you the ultimate expert on the boy who lived? Well now you can find out. See just how many questions you can answer correctly. Get the answer right and you will get some trivia about Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban that even YOU might not know. See how many you get right. Play against your friends then check your scores. Are you a Muggle or a Wizard? Find out today with this fun Harry Potter quiz and trivia book.
Author: J. K. Rowling
Release Date: 2004-05
There are 15-20 little pots of paint on the cover flap at the back of this book. Just choose a black and white scene based on the movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to colour in, open the paint flap, dip a wet brush into one of the pots, and paint away.
Author: J. K. Rowling
Release Date: 2004-05
Each page in this book is perforated, so it can be pulled out and stuck up on the wall. Laugh when Harry makes Aunt Marge expand like a balloon, shiver at the Dementors, and cheer Harry on in his Quidditch matches against Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin.