Protection: Hallowe'en (Book 1, Chapter 10)

Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of protection in chapter ten Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss why Hermione lies about the troll, why we like dangerous sports, and how the ‘damsel in distress’ trope plays out in this chapter. Throughout the episode we consider the question: When is it okay for the maker of rules to break them?

Thanks to Carol for this week’s voicemail! Next week we’re reading Chapter 11, Quidditch, through the theme of Likability.


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