“I’ve never talked to a snake before. Do you talk to people often?”
However, he can be lacking in common sense at times. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone opens with Harry letting a snake loose in the zoo on Dudley’s birthday. In this scene, Harry asks a caged snake if it “talks to people a lot” for the first time. Although it’s a foolish question, it’s one of the most outrageous phrases in the entire series when taken out of context. Most people don’t talk to snakes, Harry, not even at Hogwarts, as we’ll discover in a few days. So it is hilarious when Dudley becomes stuck in Harry’s snake-themed exhibit. The next time Harry talks with a serpent, he might want to bring some notecards along.
‘Now, if you two don’t mind, I’m going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed … or worse, expelled!’
Hermione is one of the least chill students at Hogwarts. The fact that she is so passionate about education can, at times, border on the ludicrous An excerpt from “The Sorcerer’s Stone” reveals that Hermione is more afraid about being expelled than she is about dying. Death is a real possibility when you spend around with Harry Potter or anyone else who is a wizard. Ron tells her to “figure out her priorities” in response to her rambling statement. Ron may be prone to theatrical exaggeration, but he’s correct in this instance. As the series progresses, we witness Hermione pursuing her goals, even going so far as to forego her last year of school to hunt down Voldemort Hermione is tough to manage at the beginning, despite her enormous character improvement. The Deathly Hallows Hermione Granger may be a challenge. The nerd, though, continues to be a favourite among us.
‘Why spiders? Why couldn’t it be ‘follow the butterflies’?’
Spiders terrify Ron Weasley, especially after he met with Aragog in the dark forest; who could blame him! It’s no surprise that Hagrid met a species of giant spiders upon arriving at Hogwarts, as shown in “The Chamber of Secrets.” Every time he underestimates the bloodlust of his savagely vengeful comrades. The spiders lead Ron and Harry to Hagrid after being incarcerated for supposedly unlocking the Chamber during Harry’s stay at Hogwarts. Ron is less than satisfied with the groundskeeper’s direction in this case. Out of context, the sentiment is ludicrous – follow the spiders, anyone? Thank you, but no. In asking, “Why couldn’t we just follow the butterflies?” Ron has a great idea. Maybe Hagrid can befriend a creature that doesn’t wish to attack or murder children for a change for a single time. Once is enough. Ron’s silly response reminds us of how absurd these circumstances may get. Hogwarts staff get away with a lot of rubbish.
‘Harry! Did you put your name in the Goblet of Fire?’
As Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire begin, Dumbledore, outraged, slaps Harry and demands to know whether the Goblet of Fire contains Harry’s name. Harry Potter didn’t place his name in the Goblet of Fire, as Dumbledore points out when he asks Harry the same question gently in the book. Dumbledore urges Harry to put his name in because people are watching, and he has to perform his job. No need to pretend that he was unaware of what was going on. Further, Dumbledore would never physically abuse a student, despite his failings. In “The Order of the Phoenix,” he constantly criticises Umbridge for doing so. All in all, the delivery of this statement is at best unusual and at worst disturbing.