ELA 11 Project
EXPOSITION Harry Potter is a young wizard in his second year at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry alongside Ron and Hermione, his two best friends. Harry was warned by a friendly creature named Dobby that many dangers were waiting for him at Hogwarts this year. Harry fears Voldemort--an evil wizard with a grudge against Harry--may be behind the danger.
THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS HAS BEEN OPENED
CONFLICT On Halloween night, a school pet is attacked and its frozen body is discovered beneath a threatening sign claiming that The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Students without pure magical blood are threatened.
RISING ACTION Harry is the primary suspect as attacks escalate and students--including Hermione--are attacked. Students and teachers alike are scared and consider closing Hogwarts. Harry is convinced that his classmate Draco Malfoy is responsible and attempts to gain information to prove so. He disovers that Dobby is owned by the Malfoys, further convincing him of Malfoy's guilt.
CLIMAX When Ron's younger sister Ginny is taken into the Chamber of Secrets, Harry goes in search of the Chamber. Inside, he discovers a younger version of Voldemort called Tom Riddle controlling a giant serpent, the basilisk. Harry battles Riddle and the basilisk, eventually defeating them and rescuing Ginny.
FALLING ACTION Harry relates his tale to Dumbledore, the school's headmaster. It's discovered that Ginny was being controlled by a possessed diary given to her by none other than Lucius Malfoy, Draco's father. Lucius arrives at the school and--when confronted about the diary--is tricked by Harry into freeing Dobby,
RESOLUTION Everyone who was initially attacked by the basilisk is healed and Harry is hailed as a hero.
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