#005 | ‘Diagon Alley’ | TPS Overview (5)

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 5: Diagon Alley.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme–  Discovery
  3. Character Development– Introduction of Malfoy, Quirrell, and others
  4. World Building– Diagon Alley: everything from Apothecaries to Owleries
  5. Literary Device– the MacGuffin
  6. Foreshadowing– The twin wand-cores
  7. Significance– Hagrid collects the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry meets Hedwig

Extra Links:

Learn more about Professor Quirrell
Learn more about King’s Cross Station
Learn more about Olivander
Learn more about the Leaky Cauldron