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Sometime later, Hagrid arrives with the sleeping infant Harry on a flying motorcycle. As the three walk to the front lawn of Privet Drive house 4McGonagall initially objects to Dumbledore leaving Harry with the Muggle non-Magical family that lives there known as the Dursleysas she sees them as the "worst sort of Muggles" after spying on them day by day in her Animagus form a silver tabby cat.
Dumbledore tells her that the Dursleys are the only living relatives Harry has left since his mother's sister Petunia Fiona Shaw is the only Dursley that had Lily's blood in her which ensured the protection of Harry and his family.
After Dumbledore places Harry on the doorstep with a letter, he the mirror of erised writing a business him luck before he, McGonagall, and Hagrid depart. Ten years pass, and Harry Daniel Radcliffe lives as a household servant to the Dursleys, who treat him with hostility and tries to be a seemingly ordinary boy.
His spoiled cousin, Dudley Dursley Harry Melling constantly bullies him. After inadvertently causing an accident on a family outing and receiving several unsolicited letters by owl, the family moves into a two-story hut on an island.
When midnight strikes, a mysterious stranger breaks into the hut to the horror of the Dursleys. The stranger, who turns out to be Hagrid, meets Harry and informs him that he is a wizard. He gives Harry a cake for his eleventh birthday and his acceptance letter to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
When Harry's uncle Vernon tries to prevent him from going, Harry and Hagrid chastise him and Petunia for lying to him all along. After Vernon insults Dumbledore, Hagrid threatens him and Petunia for their actions by cursing Dudley with a pig tail, much to Harry's joy. By morning, Hagrid takes Harry to purchase school supplies from the hidden wizarding street, Diagon Alley.
After Harry purchases his wand, Hagrid surprises him with an owl as a birthday present. They stay in the Leaky Cauldron wherein Hagrid tells Harry the reason of his being famous in the wizarding world; when Harry was still a baby, one of the century's greatest dark wizardsLord Voldemortmurdered his parents with the infamous Killing Cursebut his attack on Harry rebounded, leaving only a lightning-bolt scar on Harry's forehead and rendering Voldemort powerless.
During the journey on the train, Harry meets Ron Weasley Rupert Grinta boy from a large, but poor, pure-blood wizarding family, and Hermione Granger Emma Watsona witch born to Muggle non-magical parents, who would both become Harry's lifelong best friends. Upon arriving at the school, the first year students are sorted into four houses: GryffindorHufflepuffRavenclawand Slytherin.
As Slytherin is noted for being the house of darker wizards and witches like Voldemort, Harry begs the magical Sorting Hat not to put him in Slytherin, so it instead puts him in Gryffindor, which is noted for being the house of braver witches and wizards like his parents, along with Ron and Hermione.
Harry notices one professor, Severus Snape Alan Rickmanthe sinister Potions master and head of Slytherin House, giving him peculiar looks. Harry begins learning wizardry and discovers more about his past and his parents.
At the end of their first week at Hogwarts, Harry and Ron discover that Gringotts, the wizarding bank, was broken into and a vault that Harry and Hagrid visited had been the subject of the robbery. Harry discovers his talent for riding broomsticks and inadvertently makes Gryffindor's Quidditch team a sport in the wizarding world involving flying broomsticks as a Seeker while defending another student, Neville Longbottom Matthew Lewisfrom Draco Malfoy Tom Feltona Slytherin first year, later learning that his father was also on the team.
The team's keeper, Oliver Wood, trains Harry and orients him of Quidditch.
After a Charms class with Professor Flitwickon Hallowe'en, a frightened Quirrell informs everyone that an escaped mountain troll has entered the castle. As the houses are led back to their Common Rooms, Harry and Ron fight the troll and incapacitate it to save Hermione.
At Harry's first Quidditch match, Harry's broom becomes possessed, nearly knocking him off. Hermione sees Snape staring at Harry and mouthing words, making her believe that Snape has caused the broom to misbehave with a dark curse.
Hoping to save Harry, Hermione sets Snape's robes on fire, distracting him and others and allowing Harry to survive and make Gryffindor win the match. Later Hagrid slips on the trio a name when confronted about his knowledge of Fluffy, Nicholas Flamel.
At Christmas, Harry receives an Invisibility Cloak, once belonging to his father, which renders its wearer invisible. Harry uses it to explore the Restricted Section in the library to research information on Nicolas Flamel, but finds a screaming book.
Harry discovers a magical mirror which shows him a vision of his deceased parents. Dumbledore encounters Harry looking at the mirror and tells that it is the Mirror of Erisedwhich shows a desire of one's heart and how it could not help much when people wasted their lives after being driven mad by it.
He then moves the mirror and advises Harry against searching for it again. When term resumes, the trio assume that someone is trying to get past the dog.
Eventually, Harry learns that Nicolas Flamel is the only known maker of the Philosopher's Stonewhich produces the Elixir of Life which will make the drinker immortal.
Hagrid, Hermione discovers that the dog is guarding the stone itself. Harry concludes that Snape is trying to obtain the stone. That night, the trio visit Hagrid's hut to get more information.
There they discover a dragon egg which hatches a Norwegian Ridgeback dragon, that Hagrid names as "Norbert".Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a British-American fantasy film and based on the first novel by J.
K. Rowling, released on 16 November, It was directed by Chris Columbus, written by Steve Kloves, and produced by David Heyman. In addition, the film itself starred Daniel. The Mirror of Erised The Mirror of Erised is a mystical mirror discovered by Harry in an abandoned classroom in Philosopher's Stone.
On it is inscribed "erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi". The Mirror of Erised is a very old device. Nobody knows who created it, or how it came to be at Hogwarts School The Mirror of Erised is one of those magical artefacts that seems to have been created in a spirit of fun (whether innocent or malevolent is a matter of opinion), because while it is much more revealing than a normal mirror, it is interesting rather than useful.
The Mirror of Erised is a mirror that shows the user his or her heart's deepest desire. There is "an inscription carved around the top": There is "an inscription carved around the top": Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi. Jul 29, · Best Answer: this is directly from the live chat monday with jk rowling through bloomsbury (UK publisher) Allie: What did dumbledore truly see in the mirror of erised J.K.
Rowling: He saw his family alive, whole and happy - Ariana, Percival and Kendra all Status: Resolved. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products.