#002 | ‘The Vanishing Glass’ | TPS Overview (2)

Episode Summary

Blake and Josh continue their discussion of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. They examine the themes, characters, foreshadowing and more of Chapter 2: The Vanishing Glass.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Captivity: Harry and the Snake
  3. Character Development– The odd things that happen to Harry
  4. World Building– Parseltongue and British-isms
  5. Literary Device– Temporal Marker: ten years pass between chapters 1 & 2.
  6. Foreshadowing– “Strange things often happened around Harry”, an incredible understatement
  7. Significance– The introduction of Harry’s magical abilities