Spite: The Third Task (Book 4, Chapter 31)

This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Spite in Chapter Thirty-One of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Rita Skeeter's motivation, Harry's growing awareness of the full scope of Voldemort's harm, and Harry/Cedric's spiteful politeness. Throughout the episode we consider the question: when does our spite end up harming us, and when does it alert us to surrounding dangers?

Thank you to JM for their voicemail! Next time we're reading Chapter Thirty-Two, Flesh, Blood, and Bone, through the theme of Intention.


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