Study Guide

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Scene 6

Scene 6

Scene 6

  • Hagrid leaves Harry at King's Cross train station, instructing him to go to Platform 9 3/4.
  • Harry runs into the Weasleys, who help him get through the wall between 9 and 10 where he discovers The Hogwarts Express.
  • On the train, the Weasley's youngest son—Ron—and Harry quickly bond over sugar and story swapping.
  • Hermione Granger appears, trying to help find a toad.
  • She demonstrates her talent by magically repairing Harry's glasses.
  • The Hogwarts Express arrives at its destination, and we're transported straight into another world where children go to school in a castle on the edge of a lake.
  • Professor McGonagall meets the first-year students and delivers some juicy exposition. Rivalries and allegiances are quickly established, and the kids are escorted into the great hall for sorting into their Houses.
  • After some tense hemming and hawing from the magical Sorting Hat, Harry's sorted into Gryffindor House and takes his place next to Ron and Hermione.
  • The feast begins and we continue to learn about the people and culture of Hogwarts.
  • Afterwards, the kids are escorted to the Gryffindor common room, and finally to their own dormitories.

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