Comparison: The Order of the Phoenix (Book 5, Chapter 5)

This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Comparison in Chapter Five of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! They discuss the Molly's role as a caretaker for Harry, the Weasley twins' burgeoning business adventures, and Sirius's interesting approach to mentoring. Throughout the episode we consider the question: when can comparisons be useful, and when are they harmful?

Thank you to Katie for this week’s voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 6, The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black, with Jackson Bird(!) through the theme of Risk.

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