Happy 31st July to you all!
Now, I’m a clever and ambitious Slytherin, so I don’t see the point of of Gryffindor tomfoolery, but, even I have to admit, Harry was a particularly brave wizard. As (Harry’s) birthday treat, I’m going to describe every time Harry acted (stupidly) on his impulses (his entire life, basically).
This is just the first part of the post, I’ll continue it later.
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
- First Year at Hogwarts
Harry was a very calm and collected boy till his first year. That was when the trouble started.
As if getting chosen for the Gryffindor Quidditch team wasn’t enough, he had to go looking for the Philosopher’s Stone, which was none of his business. He decided that Albus Dumbledore, the greatest wizard of his time, wasn’t enough to protect the Stone. Which was why he, an eleven year old, with two other eleven year olds, decided to go save the Stone.
Needless to say, he was saved at the last moment from the wrath of Lord Moldywart’s face by none other than Albus Dumbledore himself. Well done, Harry!
- Second Year at Hogwarts
Unknown to Harry, grave things were happening at Hogwarts. These grave goings-on could put the Boy Who Lived in serious danger. But did he care? Of course not. When Dobby came to warn him, Harry refused to listen to reason (I would have done the same thing, but, well…).
What’s more, after being rescued by the Weasleys, he and Ron decided to go for a little adventure, flying a car neither of them knew anything about. I have to say, the Whomping Willow has my compliments.
And who better than Harry to follow gigantic spiders, Acromantula, into the Forbidden Forest? Did they actually think they would get out of that web of death alive?! That Ford Anglia was such an amazing lifesaver.
Obviously, this wasn’t enough adventure for the year, so when Harry heard words like ‘Rip, tear, kill’ in Parseltongue, he decided that he was the perfect man to solve this minute issue (without Hermione). Even though he was suspected to be the Heir of Hogwarts by quite a few people. Real smart.
Pitting his strength against the power of the famous Tom Riddle in the Chamber of Secrets, he came out alive out of the whole mess just because of Fawkes. I salute you, Fawkes. And of course, the legendary Sword of Gryffindor.
- Third Year at Hogwarts
Harry had a quiet summer, being bossed around and bullied by the Dursleys. Hogwarts, of course held surprises for him this year, too.
Having heard about Sirius Black on Muggle TV, Harry, disregarding all measures taken for the students’ safety, decided to go strolling down to Hogsmeade without a permission form (which is a pretty long story, involving a blown up Aunt Marge) on the first Hogsmeade weekend at Hogwarts.
There’s nothing like having a mass murderer out for your blood to give you some peace of mind, really. Hearing the stories about Black, dear Mr. Potter decides to go after him and avenge his parents’ deaths.
Once he finds Sirius Black in the Shrieking Shack, he points his wand at Black and tries to kill him, numb with anger. The only reasonable ones in the shack are Remus Lupin and Hermione, who are trying to stop both the parties from killing each other.
When explanations are given and Pettigrew is caught, the Dementors mess up the happy reunion by appearing on the scene, ultimately setting Pettigrew free and leaving Sirius to a life of hiding and eating rats. During all this, Harry decides to be brave again, and ends up in the Hospital Wing, again.
That’s it for today!! This post will be continued next time, I promise. If you liked this post, or have any suggestions, please comment! Until then,