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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


by J.K. Rowling

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Themes

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Themes


Family is a very important theme throughout Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Harry misses the family he never knew – his parents – and hates the one he's stuck with – the Du...


Making friends is arguably one of the best things about going to Hogwarts. Without friends, life can be pretty sad. Having someone to side with, to share with, and to study with – someone who...

The Home

Home is where the Hogwarts is. In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, school's not just where you study and learn cools spells; it's a real home. Harry may start out living in a house with the D...


Loyalty may be a Hufflepuff virtue, but everyone in Gryffindor is pretty good at it too. Face it, in this book nearly everyone's loyal – even the bad guys are loyal to their own side. Loyalty...


Courage is one of the hallmarks of Gryffindor house, and it's also a defining characteristic for our main characters. Harry, Ron, Hermione, and even Neville all reveal themselves as possessing outs...

Good vs. Evil

Good and evil come in all shapes and sizes and aren't necessarily restricted to magic or Muggle worlds, either. At first, we wonder who could be more evil than the cruel, unloving Dursleys and thei...

The Supernatural

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone provides a doorway into a magical world. In addition to garden-variety witches and wizards, there are magic trains, magic candies, and several areas dedicated...

Contrasting Regions

In the great tradition of many fantasists, Rowling describes a secret, magical world hidden within plain old England. Muggles, or non-magic people, go about their daily lives, while wizards and wit...

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