Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

From Hero's Journey Text Set

Rowling, J.K. (1997). Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone. New York: Scholastic, Inc.


Harry is an orphan growing in England, the ward of an indifferent aunt and uncle, and a scapegoat for his cruel cousin. Just before his 10th birthday, mysterious letters begin appearing at their home, and eventually those letters lead him to the adventure of a lifetime: enrolling in the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft & Wizardry. By entering the universe of magic, Harry is presented with pleasures and dangers both that he could never have imagined while living as a Muggle. Of all of the Young Adult texts included, this one will be most familiar to students, allowing for more students to participate in the examination of the Hero’s Journey.


Literary Theories:

Marxist Criticism

Border Studies

Critical Race Theory