Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Literary Elements

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Literary Elements

Genre

Fantasy, Adventure

Setting and Context

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (1994-1995)

Narrator and Point of View

Third person narrator who follows and shows Harry's inner and outer thoughts.

Tone and Mood

The tone and mood of the story is dark, scary and heroic.

Protagonist and Antagonist

Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley are the protagonist with Lord Voldemort, Mad-Eye Moody and Rita Skeeter being the antagonist.

Major Conflict

Harry competes in the Triwizard Tournament, a dangerous tournament meant for older students. While he tries to survive these dangerous tasks he also tries to discover who placed his name in the Goblet of Fire.

Climax

During the final task, Harry and Cedric run through the maze, reach the cup, and were transported to a graveyard where Voldemort will rise once again.

Foreshadowing

The reveal of Rita Skeeter's unregistered animagi. In one chapter, Sirius Black appears in his animagus form is the same one in which Harry suggests that Rita Skeeter could have been spying on them, which lead Hermione to discover that Rita is an animagus, taking the form of a beetle. During important moments in Harry's year, the sound of buzzing surrounds them. Later, a new article written by Rita Skeeter is published talking about that event.

Understatement

When Hermione says to Harry that the Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament might be "potentially problematic."

Allusions

Harry faces a sphinx, which is an Egyptian mythical creature that is part human (its head) and part lion (its body). The Sphinx is mention in Egyptian Mythology.

Imagery

The figure of Viktor Krum becomes alive and walks around.

Paradox

The contradiction of Dumbledore's Age Line, which forbids entry above or below a certain age to the Goblet of Fire. Mad-Eye Moody was able to bypass it, considering that he does not have the age of a student. However, he did use a Charm to confuse the Goblet of Fire not the Age Line.

Parallelism

The number seven is parallel to the entire Harry Potter series. In this installment, Mad-Eye Moody has seven locks on his chest.

Metonymy and Synecdoche

N/A

Personification

The Goblet of Fire, who was used as the "impartial judge" for the Triwizard Tournament. It's role is to choose the students that are going to represent their school in the tournament.

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