Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Why are Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew named as they are?
Do any signs in the book suggest that Harry might teach himself to become an animagus?
What is this book's ultimate take on Divination? Does any one character represent this belief?
Suggested Essay Topics
How does the author use foreshadowing to comment on and prepare the reader for the story's defining conflicts? Consider, for example, Lupin's secret identity, Black's innocence, and Hermione's tricks of time.
Considering the nature of the events, do you think Harry was right in leaving Pettigrew alive? Why or why not?
How might Quidditch serve as an indicator of personal politics within Hogwarts?
How does having Voldemort's servant as the ultimate villain create closure to the book?
Why do you think Harry and Hermione are allowed to tamper with Buckbeak and Black, but absolutely nothing else, when they travel back in time?
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