“I bought this in a muggle shop.”
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Page 83
*BEWARE: Minor Spoilers Lie Ahead*
And so the magic continues.
I won’t lie. I was a bit scared to start this book. It’s been a long while since I’ve read something so thick, but I took up the challenge anyway.
I love the fact that this book started off with the clash of muggles and wizards. It was fun to read about how wizards struggled to get by in muggle fashion.
To me, it seemed silly that there were so many things that gave them trouble like how muggles dress or how they put up tents, but of course, wizard culture is far different from muggle culture. It’s no wonder there are such broad differences between the two. Still, it was very amusing.
The Qudditch World Cup was insane. I know when I go to a live match for whatever kind of sport, I try to pay attention and really get into it for the fun. Otherwise, what’s the point?
Still, it wouldn’t be hard to get pumped over this wizard sport considering the magic and creatures and fun that’ll keep you more awake than coffee can. I couldn’t help but think of Harry and imagining him on a professional team. I’m sure he’d love that.
The scene with the house-elf Winky was interesting to me. I know if I were a wizard, I would love to work the magical creatures (though let’s be honest, a job at the Daily Prophet would probably be just as exciting). I thought it was so interesting to hear this house elf’s point of view on freedom and the way house elves should be with their wizard families.
I personally love thinking up fantasy creatures, because they too have a whole culture of their own. Creatures are such a great way of adding depth to a story, especially when it comes to fantasy.
The Riddle House chapter felt like a window, like I was just strolling past the house, nothing more. There’s a story there perfectly painted on the walls and planted in the garden, but there is so much more behind the door.
I have a strong feeling I will learn far more about the Riddles. This chapter was just a cracked window for us to get a sneak peak.