#013 | ‘Nicolas Flamel’ | TPS Overview (13)

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 13: Nicolas Flamel.

Episode Outline

  1. Chapter Summary
  2. Key Theme– Breakthrough/Discovery
  3. Character Development– Neville’s confidence grows
  4. World Building– The Philosopher’s Stone, Alchemy, and the Elixir of Life
  5. Literary Device– Macguffin revealed/Epiphany
  6. Foreshadowing– Snape’s use of legilimency and the temptation to immortality
  7. Significance– The magic of the Philosopher’s Stone explained

Extra Links:

Learn more about Legillimency
Learn more about Alchemy