Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Acceptance in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 12th Grade

In the third Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry and his friends mature into teenagers, and the series itself also matures noticeably in both depth and tone. The series continues to mature in multiple ways in book four, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Goblet of Fire is the longest in the series so far, with this book having grown to be twice the length of its predecessors. Harry and his friends also grow within the novel. The main plot of Goblet of Fire concerns the resurgence of an event known as the Triwizard Tournament: A magical contest that was “first established some seven hundred years ago as a friendly competition between the three largest European schools of wizardry... generally agreed to be a most excellent way of establishing ties between young witches and wizards of different nationalities...” (Rowling 187). This competition between Hogwarts, Beauxbatons Academy of Magic in France, and the Northern European Durmstrang Institute is designed to teach students to accept and befriend other cultures, a theme which splinters off into other subplots, and results in the story further maturing by exploring these themes of acceptance.

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