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?