This season we’re tackling one of the most beloved series of all time: Harry Potter.
This week we look at the four-act story structure of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, pointing out the “tent poles” that hold the story up: the first plot point, the midpoint shift and the second plot point.
Then Nora uses the Five Commandments of Storytelling from the Story Grid to analyze the scene where Harry tricks Lucius Malfoy into setting Dobby free.
Finally, we take a look at the concept of foreshadowing, using the whomping willow as an example.
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Season 4, Episode 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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- Story Fix for more details on the four act structure.
- Story Grid for all things related to the Five Commandments.
- Pottermore for all the glorious official content for Harry Potter.
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