List of chapters in the Harry Potter novels | Harry Potter Wiki | FANDOM powered by WikiaHarry Potter is a young wizard. It is summer vacation from his school of magic, but he does not see it as much of a holiday. He is about to turn thirteen years old and it has grown increasingly hard for him to endure his relations' verbal abuse and emotional neglect. It has become more difficult, not only because he is getting older and thus less tolerant of their ignorance, but also since he has found out he is a wizard. It is very difficult for him, as he is not allowed to practice his lessons or do his homework in the Dursley's house. He has to sneak his books into his room and do his homework by wand light.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Overview
It is midnight when the story opens. Harry is lying quietly on his bed, trying to write an essay about witch-burning for his Hogwarts classes without waking up his aunt, uncle, and cousin, all of whom would be horrified to know that he was engaged in any form of magic while in their house. Harry realizes that it is now one o'clock, an hour past his thirteenth birthday. Since the Dursleys have never celebrated his birthday, Harry does not consider this event remarkable. Harry reminisces about his parents' death at the hands of Lord Voldemort, and on his own encounter with Voldemort the previous spring at Hogwarts.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Summary & Study Guide Description
Harry is being rebellious: it's midnight and he's up This really is rebellious, though, since Harry's Muggle relatives, the Dursleys, don't approve of magic and won't let Harry have access to his school books during the summer. Harry actually had to sneak his magic books up to his room so he can do his homework. Summers are a real bummer for Harry since he doesn't get to see or talk to his friends. His friend Ron tried to call, but Ron didn't know how to use a telephone and ended up just shouting at Uncle Vernon. It's Harry's thirteenth birthday and it's shaping up to be yet another bummer.
Harry is forced to grow up a lot in this book, but he forms some very strong relationships with people who will be immensely important in his life. PA1 — Owl Post. In which Aunt Marge comes to visit and her taunting drives Harry to inflate her, then gather his belongings and leave Privet Drive without permission to visit Hogsmeade. PA3 — The Knight Bus. In which Harry tries to decide what to do when the Knight Bus arrives to take him to London. PA4 — The Leaky Cauldron.