On this week's episode, which Patron's got early access to (www.patreon.com/BelatedBinge), we're nearly to the end of our re-read of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (or Philosopher's) Stone. Chapter 16, Through the Trapdoor is a BIG ONE...
Harry, Ron and Hermione are put through the gauntlet, training to become the heroes of our story! To do so, they must get through the obstacle course setup by our puppet master, Albus Dumbledore.
Their challenge: surviving a 3-headed dog (Fluffy), Devil's Snare, enchanted flying keys, a killer chess set, another troll, and a potentially poisonous riddle in an attempt to reach the stone before our secret antagonist (spoiler: it's Quirrell or Voldemort.. Quirrelldemort).
I dive into my theory of how this is all a test for Harry and dive into what each protective obstacle is meant to evaluate. I also pick my favorite foreshadow moments, share some responses to Game of Inches questions from social (@belatedbinge), and give away some meaningless awards from the chapter - it's not a great one for Prof McG...
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Next week, we'll dive into the final chapter of this book, The Man with Two Faces.
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