Harry Potter Goblet Of Fire Essay

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth book in J.K. Rowling’s successful Harry Potter series. This book is centered on the Triwizard Tournament, which is a tournament where Hogwarts and two other wizard schools compete in various competitions for the Triwizard cup. Many components of the Triwizard Tournament are similar to that of the Grail Quest of Arthurian Legends. The first and most obvious similarity between the Arthurian Grail Quest and the Triwizard Tournament is that prize of both is a cup. The Holy Grail (Arthurian) and the Triwizard cup (Harry Potter) are both cups that have “magical” properties. The Triwizard cup is a port key that transported Harry to a graveyard. The Holy Grail is the grail that Jesus drank from during The Last Supper and is said to have magical healing properties. Both of these cups are sought after by many in their respective…show more content…
This comparison is apparent throughout the entire series but we will be focusing specifically on the Triwizard tournament. Harry and Arthur are both the main characters and that makes them the “heroes” in their respective stories, even though King Arthur’s heroicness is debatable. Both Arthur and Harry have primary tools that chose them that they rely on; Arthur has his sword, Harry has his wand. Both of their tools possessed magical qualities that they used for good throughout their quests. Harry and Arthur both had help from close friends during their quests; King Arthur had Lancelot to help him on the quest for the Holy Grail and Harry had Ron and Hermione to help him figure out the clues in the Triwizard tournament. Another way that Harry and King Arthur are similar is in their character traits. Harry shows compassion and loyalty when he saves Ron from the lake in the second task. King Arthur displays these traits when he and his knights rescued Fleur’s
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