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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Summary and Symbolism

            "Enter, stranger, but take heed .
             For those who take, but do not earn, .
             Thief, you have been warned, beware .
             Of finding more than treasure there." .
             The beginning of the popular Harry Potter series begins with the book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," also known as "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" in countries other than America. One night, a one-year-old Harry Potter is being delivered to Number 4 Pivet Drive. Ten years from that day, Harry Potter finds himself looking at a letter addressed to him:.
             "Mr. H, Potter .
             The Cupboard under the Stairs .
             4 Privet Drive .
             Little Whinging .
             Surrey" .
             However, he never has the chance to open it, and on the midnight of Harry's eleventh birthday; a giant enters with a bang. He says his name is Hagrid, and he is here to see why Harry hasn't responded to his letter of acceptance to Hogwarts, the wizardry school. The next day, Hagrid and Harry go to Diagon Ally, where Harry finds that his deceased family has left him a small fortune; which he uses to prepare for his trip to Hogwarts, and in a month, gets on the train and goes. On the train, he meets his first friend, Ron Weasley, and his soon to be friend, Hermione Granger.   .
             The days past as the school year begins, and he discovers his natural talent for Quidditch. Draco Malfoy soon challenges him to a wizard duel, but Malfoy doesn't show, leaving Harry in a dangerous place where he first learns about the three-headed dog that seems to be guarding something.   .
             After the Christmas break, they search to learn more about the dog Harry met with earlier, and find out it is guarding the Sorcerer's Stone, which is capable of providing eternal life and unlimited wealth to its owner. Therefore when Harry learns that Voldemort is after it, he decides he must find the stone first. The setting first takes place in the .

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