"He went to find the Potters. The rumor is that Lily and James Potter are- are- that they're-dead"(12).
"The narrow path opened suddenly onto the edge of a great black lake. Perched atop a high mountain on the other side, its windows sparkling in the starry sky, was a vast castle with many turrets and towers"(111).
"Next to him, who would suspect p-p-poor, st-stuttering P-Professor Quirrel"(288).
Weird things are happening and im not doing it (PLEASE BELEIVE ME)
CHARACTERIZATION Later in the story we learn about Harry's past. We see Harry's mother saved him from Voldemort and instead risked her life.
That seems like something that's not my business that I could make my business
IMAGERY Harry and everyone else in his year arrive at Hogwarts.
THEME: don't assume Professor Quirrell acts like he is scared of everything. In reality he is just covering his tracks.
Rowling, J. K., and Jim Kay. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Arthur A. Levine Books, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
FORESHADOWING Hagrid talks about secret Hogwarts business, (the stone) which Harry later gets his hands on.
"'Cant, Tom, I'm on Hogwarts business," said Hagrid..."(69).
SYMBOLISM Harry finds the Mirror of Erised. The mirror symbolizes what the person standing in front of it wants most.
"'It shows us nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desires of our hearts"(213).