So this chapter is talking about violence. In some stories characters use violence as in stabbing , poisoning , fighting but it might not always mean literally violence. The author might use violence as a metaphor to mean something else which is actually interesting when you think about it . We always think about actually violence when we here the word. For example “a punch in the nose” could mean betrayal or something similar to that but when you hear the phrase you would think somebody actually was punched in the nose.? VIOLENCE IN LITERATURE HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE Voldemort has killed Harry’s parents but has spared Harry his life in the process. This is symbolic as it shows Voldemort’s power over Harry. This represents the first type of “situational” violence, in which Voldemort is the guilt party and makes the executive decision to kill them. In the event that his mom and dad died, action was added to the plot, plot complications were created, and put Harry under a large amount of stress.
The author explains that some others always use “it was a stormy nights” but doesn’t really know that it can symbolize other things. It can mean other things like for example if a character wanted to be cleansed. Symbolically he could walk through the rain to get somewhere. He could be transformed by the time he gets there. He might be less angry or less confused. The stain was on him could be removed. However the author explains that it could be a bad thing because if he falls down in the rainy mud he could be more stained than before. So the problem with rain is that you have to watch what you wish for or what you want to be cleansed.
The author explains in Chapter three how vampirism isn’t always about vampires. Vampirism is a characteristic a character can portray, such as selfishness, exploitation, and rudeness. The character takes advantage of people, like a vampire would to his prey. Many authors actually use vampires, ghosts, or doppelgangers to portray vampiristic qualities instead of letting the reader infer those qualities into a human.He unleashes how different authors use vampires and ghost for to express other things and not just literally vampires and ghost.
In the first chapter he talks about how every trip is a quest even if it wasn’t intended to be a quest. For example a boy goes to the store for some bread and encounters some German shepards along the way. He then sees the girl of his dreams with her boyfriend in his 68′ cuda. A quest just happened in that little example. A quest consist of five things a knight , a holy grail , a least one dragon , a evil knight , a princess and a dangerous road . The knight ( the boy) , the holy grail ( the bread) , the princess (the girl) , the dangerous road (German shepards) and the dragon (the car). Even though this wasn’t intended to be a quest the real reason for a quest is never the stated reason ( to go get some bread) which is where the quester fails at . The real reason is educational and involves self -knowledge which is why the quester is always young and inexperienced (the boy) .