Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore, Voldemort
Draco Malfoy, Neville Longbottom, Professor McGonagall, Professor Snape, Professor Quirrell
Vernon Dursley, Petunia Dursley, Dudley Dursley
Person-against-self - an internal conflict of feelings.
Person-against-person - the typical protagonist vs. antagonist scenario.
Person-against-society - the protagonist battles against the larger organizations of society
(or a system of beliefs held by society).
Person-against-nature - the protagonist is threatened by a component of nature.
Themes: friendship, good vs. evil, humility, racism/prejudice, hatred, peer pressure, acceptance, believing in yourself, courage, self-sacrifice, loyalty, heroes and villains.
Symbols/Motifs: Muggles, points, authority, Harry's Scar, Quidditch, and the Mirror of Erised.
12 Story Steps To The Myth -- Harry Potter as Hero Archetype
(1) Ordinary World - Something is missing in this world. It’s the hero or hera’s present, everyday situation. It’s described in order to create a contrast. A question is raised.
(2) Call To Adventure - information is put into the hero or hera’s system, often brought by a messenger.
(3) Reluctant Hero or Hera
(4) Wise Old Person (most optional of steps) - Maybe gives message to trust the path.
(5) Special World - Hero gets very committed by his will – or not.
(6) Tests, Allies & Enemies - Enmities and alliances are formed. What are the conditions to the quest? How will the hero react?
(7) Innermost Cave - Holds what the hero wants.
(8) Supreme Ordeal (at ¾ point in 2nd Act) - Hero surviving/transcending “death.”
(9) Seizing The Sword - Taking possession. Enjoying the spoils. But maybe something else chases the hero. Often a missing piece is introduced.
(10) The Road Back
(11) Resurrection - Another hero’s test. Final proof – better if visual.
(12) Return with Elixir - To share with everyone.