Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Book Review:-
The premise of The Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Summary of The Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
SOME FLAWS IN THE BOOK Harry Potter and the chamber of the Secrets
AWARDS WON BY THE BOOK Harry Potter and the chamber of the secrets
Conclusion:-MY VIEWS ON THE STORY
Some Unanswered Questions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets
Q1. Why didn’t Dumbledore himself went down to the Chamber of Secrets to save Harry?
Ans- Dumbledore didn’t know where the Chamber of Secrets was located, or how to enter it. He was clever, but in this case, Harry had a big advantage that made him solve the mystery first: he was a pursed mouth, who could hear and understand the basilisk’s “voice” in the pipes. Dumbledore might have known some parseltongue*, but he wasn’t a natural purse mouth like Harry. To him, and almost everyone else, the “voice” would sound like hissing that might as well be a wind outside the castle, but to Harry, it sounded like ordinary English.
That’s why he never went down the Chamber himself before Harry did.
Q2. How did Ginny find riddle’s diary?
Ans- At Flourish and Blotts, Lucius Malfoy dropped the diary in Ginny’s bag of books and this is how ginny came across that diary.
Q3. Why didn’t Hogwarts faculty find the Chamber of Secrets?
Ans- The chamber of secrets was created by Salazaar Slytherin before he left Hogwarts where he kept a Basilisk which could only be commanded in Parsletongue.
I doubt after so many years the teachers even truly believed if the Chamber even exists and didn’t really think of checking the underground sewage or pipes. Everyone thought the Chamber would be an..well actual chamber. Also once Slytherin left the attacks only started when Voldemort came to school and discovered his heritage and realized he too can talk in Parsletongue.
The Chamber could only be accessed by a Parcel mouth and the monster too would only obey the true Heir of Slytherin. I doubt any of the staff or faculty met any of these criteria and overtime just considered the Chamber of Secrets as one of those myths without any backing or proof of its existence.
The Chamber of Secrets was opened by Ginny Weasley, on the command of Tom Riddle aka Voldemort.
Q4. Why was the Chamber of Secrets opened?
Ans- Let me explain.
In Harry’s second year, before the start of term, Harry and the Weasley family went to Diagon alley, to buy books. They entered Flourish and Blotts, where they confronted Lucius Malfoy.
Now Malfoy had a diary, which he tried to sell to Borgin&Burkes….because the diary was a dark object, and he had to save himself from continuous ministry raids.
Now on the book store, a fight occurred between Lucius and Arthur…and Lucius accidentally slipped the diary in the cauldron of the youngest Weasley child, Ginny.
Ginny found it after going home and saw that the diary has never been filled in. So she started to write in it, and miraculously, incredulously, the diary replied her back. She was thrilled, and gradually she started to make a new pocket-friend…the diary.
She told it everything, every small detail and secret she had, to the diary. Knowing all this, the diary became stronger, as she “spilled her soul” on it. So it gradually starts to use them against her, as a weapon.
Now the diary was a Horcrux, made by Tom Riddle, and Riddle enclosed a part of his own soul inside it, which became stronger, feeding on the soul of Ginny.
Now term began, and the soul(diary; all are same), knew that Ginny is in Hogwarts. So it implanted a bit of “it’s soul” inside Ginny, thus being able to control her.
Now Tom Riddle had already opened the chamber 50 years ago, as he was the heir of Slytherin, and he had to unleash the horrific monster(a basilisk), on every muggle-born wizard or witch. So the soul, which belonged to Riddle, decided that it was the time, to repeat history once more. So Ginny went to the abandoned bathroom, spoke parseltongue(the soul inside her), and brought the Slytherin monster once again in the open.
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