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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Scene 16

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Scene 16

Scene 16

  • Hermione finds Harry crying in the woods.
  • Harry is upset that Sirius, his parents' friend, betrayed them.
  • Harry says he'll kill him. Kill him dead.
  • Back at Hogwarts, it's time for Harry's lesson with Lupin.
  • Lupin teaches him the Patronus charm.
  • It can work as a shield against Dementors.
  • For it to work, Harry must think of a very happy, powerful memory, which, as expected, is pretty difficult for an orphan who is often being hunted by evil wizards who want to kill him.
  • Using the boggart as a dummy of sorts, Lupin trains him to say "Expecto Patronum."
  • Harry faints. That's not how it's supposed to work.
  • Every time Harry passes out, Lupin gives him chocolate. We should pass out more often.
  • Lupin asks Harry what happy memory he was thinking about.

HARRY: The first time I rode a broom.

  • Eh. He'll have to do better than that.
  • Lupin unleashes the Dementor/boggart, and Harry tries again.
  • This time, it works.
  • A beam of silver light issues from Harry's wand, shoving the boggart back into its box, where it belongs.
  • What was Harry's memory? His parents, of course.
  • Harry gets more chocolate as a reward. Lupin must singlehandedly keep Cadbury in business.

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