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Megan Herrick 1/15/14 ENC 1145 First Draft Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; the Room

of Requirement

One of the many remixes involved in the Harry Potter series is represented in the sixth book and movie. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, there is a scene where Harry needs to hide the HalfBlood Princes book in the Room of Requirement. At this point in the story, it has become apparent to Harry and his cohorts that this book is dangerous to be in contact with, and they rush to hide it somewhere where no one with be able to find it. This scene in the novel and the movie are completely different considering the context of when it occurs, and even where it is placed in the story line. The context behind the scene in the novel of hiding the Half-Blood Princes book was to make sure that Snape didnt get his hands on it. Harry had just had a confrontation with Malfoy in the boys bathroom, and he had used an unknown spell from the book called Sectumsempra, which mortally injured Malfoy, who seemed to have been slashed by an invisible sword (Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince). Moaning Murtle was in the bathroom at the time and raised a wild racket after Harry released the spell, which Snape overheard and came running to the rescue. He somehow healed the remnants of the spell on Malfoy, and took him to the hospital wing to continue healing. When Snape returned from taking Malfoy to the hospital wing, he menacingly questioned Harry as to where he had found such a spell. Harry lied and said he had found it in one of the library books, but Snape sqaw right through him. As Snape attempted to search Harrys mind for the truth, Harry desperately tried to block any thoughts of book, but the Half-Blood Princes copy of Advanced Potion-Making swam hazily to the forefront of his mind (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince). Snape told him to bring him his schoolbag and all of his school books, and as Harry ran he struggled to figure out what to do. He ran into Ron and made Ron give him his potions book, and quickly ran to the Room of Requirement to hide it there. HE had to walk past the entrance three times before the door appeared, and inside he found a room filled with huge piles of hidden objects that wizards had hidden in there for years. Harry managed to find a distinctive place to hide the book, and then ran back to the bathroom to meet Snape. In the novel scene, the Room of Requirement was used as a very important hiding space for the Half-Blood Princes book. The scene from the movie has many differences. In the first place, Harry is not rushed to hide the book, and he also is not alone. Harry is with Ginny, and she is the one who takes him to the room in the first place to hide the book. Ginny already knew where the Room of Requirement was because, as said in the original script, she claims that Fred and George showed it to her during her first year, which contrasts with information in the book. To be continued.