Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Irony

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Irony

The Charity of the Poor

Harry Potter, the boy who has essentially nothing, being given only a toothpick by his Aunt and Uncle, gives away his sock to liberate the house-elf, Dobby, from the Malfoys' slavery.

The Cries of Moaning Myrtle

Harry and Ron frequently discuss the disturbance that Moaning Myrtle causes them, wailing loudly and flooding the halls. They tell each other that they wish "the monster" would attack her to prevent this annoyance, when, in reality, Moaning Myrtle was killed by the Basilisk that was "the monster"; it had already attacked her!

Saving Ginny

Harry saves Ginny when she follow's Tom Riddle's lures into the Chamber of Secrets, primarily because he is heroic, and because she was Ron's sister. He didn't love her then, but later ends up marrying her; this is only possible because he saved her from the Chamber, when, in reality, he would have saved anyone.

Stealing the Car

Harry and Ron, Dobby having blocked the entrance to 9 and three quarters in an attempt to save Harry from danger, steal Mr Weasley's car and fly it to Hogwarts. They pay the consequences of this, being beaten by the Womping Willow, nearly being expelled and facing Mrs Weasley's howler the next day. However, the car later saves them from their encounter with the spiders in the Forbidden Forest; if they had not broken the rules, nearly revealed wizardkind to the muggle population and almost being removed from the school, they would have probably died. Overall, then, what seemed like one of their greatest mistakes, became one of their greatest advantages.


The story regarding the uncertainty of who the heir of Slytherin is, is one that is very intriguing, but the most interesting aspect is, whilst everyone suspects Harry of the crime, blaming him instantly, his school rival and stated enemy, Draco Malfoy, doesn't think he is capable. Really, Malfoy is on Harry's side, even when many of his friends turn against him.

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