Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Questions
- Is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban just a children's book, or is it a book that can be read and enjoyed by adults? Is this novel one that's better suited for adults?
- How does Harry feel about his parents at this point in his life? What sort of clues and details do we get about his feelings towards them?
- Does imprisonment in Azkaban constitute "cruel and unusual" punishment? What does the use of such a prison tell us about wizarding society as a whole?
- Voldemort does not appear in this novel at all – how is this significant and what effect does it have on the novel in terms of themes and structure?
- Harry learns that Remus Lupin knew his parents, yet we never see scenes of him going to Lupin to talk about his parents. Why is that, and why might Harry have opted to not have that conversation with Lupin?
- What's the thematic significance of the book's time travel chapter being called "Hermione's Secret"? Are mysteries and the past thematically linked here?
- In what ways do we see Harry, Ron, and Hermione growing up in this novel?
- How are the chapter titles significant in this book? Do they point to the main idea or theme behind a given chapter? Are they ever misleading?
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