Sometime later, Hagrid arrives with the sleeping infant Harry on a flying motorcycle. As the three walk to the front lawn of Privet Drive house 4McGonagall initially objects to Dumbledore leaving Harry with the Muggle non-Magical family that lives there known as the Dursleysas she sees them as the "worst sort of Muggles" after spying on them day by day in her Animagus form a silver tabby cat. Dumbledore tells her that the Dursleys are the only living relatives Harry has left since his mother's sister Petunia Fiona Shaw is the only Dursley that had Lily's blood in her which ensured the protection of Harry and his family. After Dumbledore places Harry on the doorstep with a letter, he wishes him luck before he, McGonagall, and Hagrid depart.
Plot[ edit ] As the main title suggests, the plot centres on a legendary alchemical substance which is believed by some to give immortality Harry Potter has been living an ordinary life, constantly abused by his surly and cold aunt and uncle, Vernon and Petunia Dursley and bullied by their spoiled son Dudley since the death of his parents ten years prior.
Hagrid explains Harry's hidden past as the wizard son of James and Lily Potterwho were a wizard and witch respectively, and how they were murdered by the most evil and powerful dark wizard of all time, Lord Voldemortwhich resulted in the one-year-old Harry being sent to live with his aunt and uncle.
The strangest bit of the murder was how Voldemort was unable to kill him, but instead had his own powers removed and blasted away, sparking Harry's immense fame among the magical community.
Hagrid introduces Harry to the wizarding worldbringing him to places such as Diagon Alleya hidden London street where Harry gets his owl Hedwig and various school supplies, and Gringotts Wizarding Bankwhere he uncovers a fortune left to him by his parents in his vault.
There, he is surprised to discover how famous he truly is among witches and wizards. On the train, he quickly befriends fellow first-year Ronald Weasley and Hermione Grangerwhose snobbiness and affinity for spells initially causes the two boys to dislike her. There, Harry also makes an enemy of yet another first-year, Draco Malfoywho shows prejudice against Ron for his family's financial difficulties.
Arriving at Hogwarts, the first-years are assigned by the magical Sorting Hat to Houses that best suit their personalities, the four Houses being GryffindorSlytherinHufflepuff and Ravenclaw. Harry hears from Ron about Slytherin's dark reputation which is known to house potential dark witches and wizards, and thus objects to being sorted into Slytherin despite the Hat claiming that Harry has potential to develop under that House.
He winds up in Gryffindor with Ron and Hermione, while Draco is sorted into Slytherin like his whole family before him. As classes begin at Hogwarts, Harry discovers his innate talent for flying on broomsticks despite no prior experience, and is recruited into his House's Quidditch a competitive wizards' sport played in the air team as a Seeker.
He also comes to dislike the school's Potions master, Severus Snapewho is also the Head of Slytherin House who acts with bias in favour of members of his House while perpetually looking for opportunities to fail Harry and his friends.
Malfoy tricks Harry and Ron into a duel in the trophy room to get them out of their rooms at night and secretly tells Filch, the school's caretaker, where they will be. Hermione unintentionally is forced to come along after her attempts to stop them fail. Harry, Ron, and Hermione then find Neville asleep outside the common area because he had forgotten the password to get in.
After realizing the duel was a set-up to get them in trouble, they run away. They then discover a huge three-headed dog standing guard over a trapdoor in a forbidden corridor. The school year is interrupted by the entrance of a troll into the school, which enters the girls' bathroom where Hermione was.
However she is saved by Harry and Ron and, as a result, Hermione is grateful and the three become best friends. Coupled with Snape's recent leg injury as well as behaviour, the recent events prompt Harry, Hermione and Ron to suspect him to be looking for a way to enter the trapdoor.
Hermione forbids the boys from investigating for fear for expulsion, and instead makes Harry direct his attention to his first ever Quidditch game, where his broomstick begins to lose control and threatens to throw him off.
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This leads Hermione to suspect that Snape is jinxing Harry's broom due to his strange behaviour during the match. After the excitement of winning the match has died down, Christmas approaches and Harry receives an invisibility cloak from an anonymous source claiming that the cloak belonged to Harry's father.
Using the cloak to explore the school at night to investigate the possibility of what is under the trapdoor, he discovers the Mirror of Erised, in which the viewer sees his or her deepest desires come true. A visit to Hagrid's cottage at the foot of the school leads the trio to find a newspaper report stating there had been an attempted robbery of a Gringotts vault—the same vault that Hagrid and Harry had visited when Harry was getting his school supplies.
A further indiscretion from Hagrid allows them to work out that the object kept under that trapdoor is a Philosopher's Stonewhich grants its user immortality as well as the ability to turn any metal into pure gold.
Harry is also informed by a centaur named Firenze in the forest that a plot to steal the Stone is being orchestrated by none other than Voldemort himself, who schemes to use it to be restored back to his body and return to power. When the school's headmaster Albus Dumbledore is lured from Hogwarts under false pretences, Harry, Hermione and Ron fear that the theft is imminent and descend through the trapdoor themselves.
They encounter a series of obstacles, each of which requires unique skills possessed by one of the three, and one of which requires Ron to sacrifice himself in a life-sized game of wizard's chess.
In the final room, Harry, now alone, finds Quirinus Quirrell, the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, who had been the one working behind the scenes to kill Harry by first jinxing his broom and then letting a troll into the school.
Snape had been trying to protect Harry instead, who had wronged him. Now, Quirrell is partly possessed by Voldemort, whose face has sprouted on the back of Quirrell's head but is constantly concealed by his oversized turban. Voldemort needs Harry's help to get past the final obstacle: It recognises Harry's lack of greed for the Stone and surreptitiously deposits it into his pocket.
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