Question for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone:
READ THE PASSAGE BELOW. THEN ANSWER THE QUESTION AT THE BOTTOM.
Chapter 16 and 17 Summary Analysis
Harry successfully completes all of his final exams, though he is constantly distracted by thoughts ofVoldemort and the Sorcerer’s Stone. His scar throbs regularly, and he is plagued with nightmares about a hooded figure dripping blood. After their final exam is over, Ron and Hermione try to help Harry relax by assuring him that the Sorcerer’s Stone is well protected. Still, Harry cannot shake the suspicion that he is missing a piece of the puzzle. Suddenly, it hits him: with Hagrid as the only person who knows how to get past Fluffy, the unexpected gift of a rare dragon’s egg could not be just a coincidence.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione rush to Hagrid’s cottage and trick him into telling them how exactly he won the dragon’s egg in the power game. More importantly, the three friends learn that Hagrid got drunk and told a mysterious stranger that he could use music to lull Fluffy to sleep. Harry, Ron, and Hermione now know that Snape has the key to getting to the Sorcerer’s Stone, and they immediately run back to the castle to warn Dumbledore. On their way, they run intoProfessor McGonagall, who informs them that Dumbledore has left the castle for the day. Professor McGonagall scoffs at their warnings about Snape and the Sorcerer’s Stone and urges them to enjoy the weather outside.
Based on the passage above, what is Harry still scared about? How does he deal with this? Use quotes from the text to support your answer.