Punishment: The Forbidden Forest (Book 1, Chapter 15)

Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Punishment in Chapter Fifteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss Filch, McGonagall, and Hagrid's vastly different approaches to punishment, Harry's scary jaunt in the woods, and the centaurs' obsession with Mars. Throughout the episode we consider the question: what makes something a punishment, and what purpose does punishment serve?

Thanks to Katie for this week’s voicemail! Next week we’re reading Chapter 16, Through The Trapdoor, through the theme of Freedom.


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