Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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The 5th novel in the Harry Potter series is the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling. This book being the longest book in the Harry Potter series was released in 21st June 2003. This book begins with Harry and his cousin Dudley being attacked by the Dementors in the park. The members of Order of the Phoenix took Harry away following this and Weasleys, Hermione and Sirius Black joined him. Harry comes to know that Voldermort, in order to achieve a weapon and is trying to build an army. In the mean time Harry is accused of practicing under age magic and following this trial Harry was upset that he was not made a prefect just as Ron and Hermione were.

Harry, Ron and Hermione realize to their surprise that the official of the Ministry who has presided on Harry’s trial turned out to be their new teacher for Defense Against the Dark Arts. Hermione is made the High Inquisitor and she goes around imposing rules arbitrarily and develops hatred for the half-breeds. She fires Sybill Trelawney and puts Hagrid on probation.

In the story Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry continues to have distracting dreams of trying to open a door in Department of Mysteries in the Ministry and another night he dreamed of Ron’s father facing a snake’s attack and actually Mr. Weasley is injured by snakebites and Harry fears of possession by Voldermort. Snape tries to help Harry block his mind from such bad feelings but the session comes to an end due to their common feeling. Hermione forces a yellow journalist to write a good article about Harry in order to prevent the campaign against Harry and Dumbledore by the Ministry. The article about Harry is published in Quibbler and Umbridge bans it but the story of Harry witnessing Voldemort’s return was already spreading and this brought in more support for him. The Ministry of Magic tends to fear that Dumbledore is preparing his army and on the other hand Harry teaches the Defense Against the Dark Arts to a few students who take the responsibility of protecting the other students. Umbridge after becoming the headmistress fires Hagrid and in protest the Weasley twins let out magical chaos in the school and the rest of the staff don’t help Umbridge on purpose.

Harry again has a vision as he sees Sirius being tortured by the Mysteries Department and Hermione feels that this is a trap. While trying to contact Sirius, Harry is caught by Umbridge who revels that she had sent the Dementors to attack Harry in order to silence him. Hermione amidst all this claimed that Dumbledore has a secret weapon hidden in the Forbidden Forest. In the forest they come across the centaurs and Umbridge insults them and thus she gets abducted by one of the angry centaurs. In a ambushed attack by the Voldemort’s army on the Hogwarts’ students Sirius is dead and the death eaters are caught except for Bellatrix Lestrange who tries to kill Harry but is saved by Dumbledore. Dumbledore reveals the lost prophecy which stated that either Harry or Voldemort must die at each others hand. According to Dumbledore, Voldemort attacked Harry unlike Neville Longbottom as Harry was a half blood like Voldemort. Dumbledore also revealed that he used to send Harry to stay with the Dursleys for the summer holidays because while his mother who died protecting him it initiated a magic spell that works as a shield, which even Voldemort can’t overcome. Harry finds out from the other characters in Hogwarts that who ever has died are found just behind the veiled arch and while Harry goes back to his uncle Vernon’s place for the holidays Moody warns Vernon not to ill treat Harry else the school authorities will intervene in the issue.

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