Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Summary – Fate versus Free Will

Before starting Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Summary, let’s discuss the author J. K. Rowling (Joanne Rowling), who was born in 31 July 1965. J. K. Rowling is a British novelist, philanthropist, film producer, television producer and screenwriter. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was published in 2 July 1998 (UK) and 2 June 1999 (US). The Chamber of Secrets is a second part of Harry Potter fantasy novel series.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Summary

Harry just is back with the old family of his uncle and is feeling sad about it because he had a great year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft that gave him some great memories and two best friends. However, for now his uncle and aunt are as usual keeping him al stuck in their house and he finds no way out to a pleasant life and at the same time is wondering if the magical world was a reality or a dream only. Well, at the same time  an elf from the world of magic appears before him and told him that there is a danger for him at Hogwarts at the same time Harry is a bit reluctant to believe on what  that little elf Dobby is saying to him. Harry has been much sensitive about Hogwarts because for him it was his real home where he had his friends and Dobby was actually causing trouble and fear in the heart of Harry so that he doesn’t plan to go back there again at the same time he has been locked by his uncle in the room as well.

While Harry was asleep that night he heard a sound and found out that his friend from Hogwarts Ron and his brothers are there in the Ford Angila flying car and take Harry with them at their home. Ron’s mother was much happy to see Harry but at the same time she was upset with her sons for leaving home this late at night. However, they went to buy all the stuff required by them for the Hogwarts life. While they were off to buy their stuff they also came across another fiend of Harry Hermione and also they came across the enemy of Harry Draco Malfoy and the father of this child.

There was a little bit of chaos found to be in the situation because Mr. Weasley and Mr. Malfoy were not at good terms with one another and Harry on this time also came across the Dark Arts teacher too. Harry and Ron then moved towards the Hogwarts Express Station but were unable to enter the station and therefore they ended up following the Hogwarts Express in the clouds by riding on the Ron’s Flying Car, the two boys at the same time received a letter from Ron’s mom too in which she was scolding them both. Finally Ron and Harry reached Hogwarts and the practices also stayed featuring the new seeker of the Slytherin team being none other than Draco.

Draco has always hated Harry and his friends and he insulted Hermione by calling her “Mudblood” as well. As the practice was over Harry heard a sound in the corridors and came across a cat of caretaker which was hanged up and on the walls there was a warning that “The Chamber has been opened. Enemies of the heir beware.” Seeing this the children were a bit shocked and they got busy investigating that why was this written and during the process of investigation they found out that one student was murdered here fifty years ago.

While the game was going on Harry got smacked and was rushed to the hospital where she came across a younger student from the first year who was also petrified, on the other hand as he was better he stated to talk to snakes and this was also scary for others because the heirs of Slytherin only had this ability. Harry himself felt much confused about all this and wanted to know what was true, in order to know the truth Harry and his friends made up a potion which may get turned in a different person and they created one of the buddies of Malfoy out of it. After they did this they got to know that Malfoy was never a heir or Slytherin. Later on, Harry found a diary and started writing in it and was also being replied by in the same diary.

He then came across a boy who accused Hagrid and was named as Tom Riddle. Harry with his friends when to find Hagrid in order to ask him some questions but before they reached their Hagrid was made to leave Hogwarts.  On their way to forest the boys came across the fiend of Hagrid which was a spider friend of him and was named as Aragog. Upon meeting him Harry got to know that the Hagrid never opened up Chamber of Secrets and neither the monster which killed that girl was a spider. Hermione also was turned to stone and a piece of paper was stuck in his hand which gave Harry a signal that snake kind of monster exists which makes people turn into stone. However, as they were about to say everyone this they got to know that Ginny Weasley has been taken to the Chamber.

Harry with Ron and Lockhart enters to the bathroom of the girl and made their way to the secret passage to the chamber and on their way Lockhart got injured, he was left behind with Ron and Harry moved ahead then all alone. He enters the chamber and during that he said something in Parseltongue and found that Ginny Weasley was there all still. He also saw Tom Riddle next to Ginny and Tom was a younger state of Voldemort. Harry then came across Dumbledore’s and Gryffindor swords which was a help to him and he kill Basilisk with that sword who was also there in the chamber Harry also stabbed the diary and this was because Tom Riddle was preserved in the diary. At that moment Ginny was found to be conscious back again and it was known that she was possessed by Voldemort because of the diary and the message was also written by that diary. Harry and Ginny then come out of the chamber safely and Harry told about the entire experience to Dumbledore then. Harry turned out to be a hero who brought an end to Tom Riddle and everyone was cured and happy back again.

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