Question of the Week

Podcast Question of the Week – Episode 129

With this week’s big question, we are asking you to ponder the shifting tone that dominates this chapter – and then take it a few steps further.

This chapter fluctuates between the extreme tones of humor and darkness. The focus on the teenage dynamic gives us insight into Harry’s life at the moment, yet the events outside of Hogwarts remind us that the wizarding world is becoming increasingly perilous. Does this bouncing back and forth offer a much needed balance, or does it downplay some of the more serious issues raised? How do we see this light and darkness fluctuating throughout the remainder of the series, and how does it impact how we see the rest of Harry’s journey?

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