History Literature / HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets

14th Mar '17 11:20:41 AM morenohijazo
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* BasiliskAndCockatrice: The basilisk is a giant snake the size of several buses that uses the school plumbing system to get around. It attacks several times, but the insta-death gaze apparently needs to be direct: the victims escape death by seeing it through a ghost (the ghost was already dead) ,camera, mirror or reflected in a puddle.

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* BasiliskAndCockatrice: The basilisk is a giant snake the size of several buses that uses the school plumbing system to get around. It attacks several times, but the insta-death gaze apparently needs to be direct: the victims escape death by seeing it through a ghost (the ghost was already dead) ,camera, mirror or reflected in a puddle. They get petrified instead.
14th Mar '17 8:32:14 AM NightShade96
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* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** [[spoiler:"Potter, you've got yourself a girlfriend!"]] More seriously, [[spoiler:when Ginny decides to confess, who does she go to? One of her older brothers? One of the teachers? No. She goes to Harry.]]
** Malfoy calling Hermione a Mudblood. This is the first time the concepts of pure-blood and Muggle-born are brought up in the series. This becomes important for the events of this book, as Muggle-borns are targeted by[[spoiler: Tom Riddle and the Basilisk]]. In later books, it is revealed that pure-blood supremacist ideas run rampant through wizarding society as Muggle-borns tend to suffer discrimination. In fact, the Death Eaters aim for a wizarding society free of Muggle-borns. In short: this small insult foreshadows later issues coming up in later books.
** In Chapter Fourteen, when second-years sign up for electives to take next year, it mentions Hermione signed up for every class offered. This becomes a key plot point [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban in the next book]].
** Lucius to Hagrid: "I would advise you not to shout at the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Azkaban]] [[TheHeartless guards]] like that. They won't like it at all."
** "Sir, why don't you apply for the Headmaster's job?" [[spoiler:Draco Malfoy to Snape. In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', he becomes so.]]
** The fact that the first half of the book is spent with the Trio trying to figure out whether or not Malfoy's up to something. Four years later, it's Harry by himself, [[CassandraTruth because nobody believes him.]] [[WhamEpisode He was right this time.]]
** "Maybe [Tom Riddle] [[spoiler:murdered Myrtle]]; that would've done everyone a favor …" [[spoiler:He did.]]
** The first time Harry sees Tom Riddle's name, he has the strange feeling he knows Tom. [[spoiler:He should: he'd had a chunk of his soul stuck to him since he was a year old.]]
** A subtler one, but Lockhart suggests that, on Valentine's Day, students ask Snape to teach them how to make a love potion, whereupon the narration remarks that Snape had an expression that clearly said that anyone who turned up asking for a love potion would be force-fed poison. [[spoiler:In Book 6, Ron inadvertently consumes both a potent love potion and a lethal poison in rapid succession, though admittedly neither came from Snape.]]
** Harry casts a spell called ''Rictusempra'' at Malfoy which throws him on his back. Four years later, he casts a similar spell against Malfoy which does more damage.
** When Harry stays with the Weasleys, the narration briefly mentions regular occurrences of explosions from the twins' room. Book 4 reveals that these sounds were them creating products for Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** [[spoiler:"Potter, you've got yourself a girlfriend!"]] More seriously, [[spoiler:when Ginny decides to confess, who does she go to? One of her older brothers? One of the teachers? No. She goes to Harry.]]
** Malfoy calling Hermione a Mudblood. This is the first time the concepts of pure-blood and Muggle-born are brought up in the series. This becomes important for the events of this book, as Muggle-borns are targeted by[[spoiler: Tom Riddle and the Basilisk]]. In later books, it is revealed that pure-blood supremacist ideas run rampant through wizarding society as Muggle-borns tend to suffer discrimination. In fact, the Death Eaters aim for a wizarding society free of Muggle-borns. In short: this small insult foreshadows later issues coming up in later books.
** In Chapter Fourteen, when second-years sign up for electives to take next year, it mentions Hermione signed up for every class offered. This becomes a key plot point [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban in the next book]].
** Lucius to Hagrid: "I would advise you not to shout at the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Azkaban]] [[TheHeartless guards]] like that. They won't like it at all."
** "Sir, why don't you apply for the Headmaster's job?" [[spoiler:Draco Malfoy to Snape. In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', he becomes so.]]
** The fact that the first half of the book is spent with the Trio trying to figure out whether or not Malfoy's up to something. Four years later, it's Harry by himself, [[CassandraTruth because nobody believes him.]] [[WhamEpisode He was right this time.]]
** "Maybe [Tom Riddle] [[spoiler:murdered Myrtle]]; that would've done everyone a favor …" [[spoiler:He did.]]
** The first time Harry sees Tom Riddle's name, he has the strange feeling he knows Tom. [[spoiler:He should: he'd had a chunk of his soul stuck to him since he was a year old.]]
** A subtler one, but Lockhart suggests that, on Valentine's Day, students ask Snape to teach them how to make a love potion, whereupon the narration remarks that Snape had an expression that clearly said that anyone who turned up asking for a love potion would be force-fed poison. [[spoiler:In Book 6, Ron inadvertently consumes both a potent love potion and a lethal poison in rapid succession, though admittedly neither came from Snape.]]
** Harry casts a spell called ''Rictusempra'' at Malfoy which throws him on his back. Four years later, he casts a similar spell against Malfoy which does more damage.
** When Harry stays with the Weasleys, the narration briefly mentions regular occurrences of explosions from the twins' room. Book 4 reveals that these sounds were them creating products for Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.
{{Foreshadowing}}: Has [[Foreshadowing/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets its own page]].
25th Feb '17 2:07:44 AM Kurtis
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** Technically, [[spoiler:Lucius Malfoy can also be seen as this, seeing as he was the one who slipped the diary into Ginny Weasley's cauldron in the first place. Nearly every major conflict in the story can be traced back to him on some level or another.]]
20th Feb '17 5:37:00 AM DrDougsh
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** Other languages revise the anagram to make sense in their tongues -- or change his birth name. One of the funniest examples of this is the French version, which gives him the name “Tom Elvis Jedusor.”

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** Other languages revise the anagram to make sense in their tongues -- or change his birth name. One of the funniest examples of this is the French version, which gives him the name “Tom Elvis Jedusor.”” Some other translations are even further out there -- in Danish he becomes "Romeo G. Detlev Jr." while in Icelandic he's "Trevor Delgome".
12th Feb '17 6:24:10 PM DustSnitch
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->''"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our [[BadPowersGoodPeople abilities]]."''

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->''"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our [[BadPowersGoodPeople abilities]].abilities."''
31st Jan '17 10:28:42 AM jamespolk
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* BasiliskAndCockatrice: The basilisk is a giant snake the size of several buses that uses the school plumbing system to get around. It attacks several times, but the insta-death gaze apparently needs to be direct: the victims escape death by seeing it through a ghost (the ghost was already dead) ,camera, mirror or reflected in a puddle.
29th Jan '17 9:53:39 AM FracturedArtifact
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* WritersCannotDoMath: Economics: The Weasleys should not be poor. True, only one parent works (in a government job) and they have ALL the children. However, their children are at school 10 months out of the year where, according to WordOfGod, they aren't charged for tuition, boarding, or food. The 5 children they have to feed for 2 months out of the year works out to 0.8 children per anum. It gets even more mysterious when you factor in that they should be able to just wave their magic wands to conjure up a chateau.
29th Jan '17 9:39:09 AM FracturedArtifact
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*JustPlaneWrong: Well, car. When Ron and Harry [[spoiler: fly to Hogwarts in Mr. Weasley's flying car after Dobby seals the entrance to Platform 9 3/4]] they fly the car through cloud banks without succumbing to freezing temperatures or hypoxia usually associated with high altitude flight (which muggle aeroplanes are rigorously insulated against). Then again, magic.
1st Jan '17 9:49:46 PM kataangluvr
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* BigBrotherInctinct: Ron is more than motivated to save his little sister from the Chamber of Secrets in the climax.

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* BigBrotherInctinct: BigBrotherInstinct: Ron is more than motivated to save his little sister from the Chamber of Secrets in the climax.
1st Jan '17 9:49:22 PM kataangluvr
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* BigBrotherInctinct: Ron is more than motivated to save his little sister from the Chamber of Secrets in the climax.
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