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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter Harry James Potter is the title character and the primary protagonist of of J. K. Rowling ‘s ‘s Harry Potter series. The main story of the books covers seven years in the life of the orphan who, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is a wizard. He attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to learn magic under the guidance of the kind headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Harry also discovers that he is already famous throughout the wizarding world, and that his fate is tied with that of Lord Voldemort, the universally feared Dark wizard who killed Harry’s mother and father
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling , and was published on 21 June 2003 by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom, Scholastic in the United States, and Raincoast in in Canada. Five million copies were sold in the first 24 hours after release. The novel features Harry Potter’s struggles through his fifth year at Hogwarts School ofof Witchcraft andand Wizardry , , including the surreptitious return of Harry’s nemesis Lord Voldemort , , O. W. L. exams, and an obstructive Ministry ofof Magic. . Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has won several awards, including being named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults in 2003. The book has also been made into a film , which was released in 2007, and into several video games by Electronic Arts. .
J. K. Rowling
Joanne » » Jo. Jo » » Rowling , OBE(born 31 July 1965), better known as J. K. Rowling is a British author best known as the creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series, the idea for which was conceived on a train trip from Manchester to London in 1990. The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, sold more than 400 million copies and been the basis for a popular series ofof films , in which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts as well as maintaining creative control by serving as a producer on the final instalment. Rowling is perhaps equally famous for her » rags toto riches » life story, in which she progressed from living on benefits to multi-millionaire status within five years. As of March 2010, when its latest world billionaires list was published, Forbes estimated Rowling’s net worth to be US$1 billion. The 2008 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowling’s fortune at £ 560 million ($798 million), ranking her as the twelfth richest woman in Great Britain. Forbes ranked Rowling as the forty-eighth most powerful celebrity of 2007, and Time magazine named her as a runner-up for its 2007 Person ofof thethe Year , noting the social, moral, and political inspiration she has given herher fandom. In October 2010, J. K. Rowling was named ‘Most Influential Woman in Britain’ by leading magazine editors. [ She has become a notable philanthropist, supporting such charities as Comic Relief , , One Parent Families , , Multiple Sclerosis Society ofof Great Britain , and Lumos (formerly the Children’s High Level Group).
This novel begins when Harry and his cousin, Dudley Dursley, are attacked by dementors. Harry uses magic to fight them off and must attend a disciplinary hearing for underage magic. In response to Voldemort’s reappearance, Dumbledore has re-activated the Order ofof thethe Phoenix , a secret society which works to defeat Voldemort’s minions and protect his targets. Despite Harry’s description of Voldemort’s recent activities, the Ministry of Magic and many others in the magical world refuse to believe that Voldemort has returned, and are causing a smear campaign against Harry and Dumbledore.
In an attempt to enforce its version of the school curriculum, the Ministry appoints Dolores Umbridge as the new Defence Against thethe Dark Arts teacher of of Hogwarts. She transforms the school into a quasi-dictatorial regime and refuses to teach the students to defend themselves against dark magic. She is later installed as a school inspector, and finally as Headmistress after Dumbledore is forced to flee.
Harry’s friends Ron and Hermione persuade him to form a secret study group and teach his classmates the higher-level skills he has learned. He also meets Luna Lovegood , an airy yet good hearted young witch with a tendency to believe in oddball conspiracy theories. He also discovers that he and Voldemort have a telepathic connection, allowing Harry to view some of Voldemort’s actions.
In the novel’s climax, Voldemort lures Harry into the Ministry of Magic in a plot to steal a record of a prophecy which concerns Harry and Voldemort. Harry and his friends face off against Voldemort’s Death Eaters in a battle, during which the prophecy is smashed. The timely arrival of members of the Order of the Phoenix saves the children’s lives, but Sirius Black, Harry’s godfather, is killed in battle by Bellatrix Lestrange. In the entrance hall, Harry comes face to face with Voldemort for the fourth time in his life, but is saved by Dumbledore who engages with the Dark Lord in a ferocious duel. In the end, most Death Eaters are captured, and the return of Voldemort is confirmed within the magical world.
In the aftermath of the battle, Dumbledore explains to Harry that just before his birth, a prophecy was made saying that a child was being born with the power to defeat Voldemort. The prophecy could have referred to Harry or Neville Longbottom , , but it was Harry that Voldemort chose to hunt down. Since his return, Voldemort has been determined to find out the rest of the Self-fulfilling prophecy , which Dumbledore reveals to Harry: firstly, «the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal», and that «neither can live as the other survives»– ultimately, either Harry or Voldemort will kill the other.
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