For a moment I am going to imagine myself in Harry’s place during his fourth year at Hogwarts. It would be a terrible disaster! Let me share with you just some of the ways I would likely have died during Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
1. The Quidditch World Cup
This could actually probably be two ways since there are at least two things here to kill me. The first would be the height of the top box. If you know me, you know I definitely don’t enjoy heights so that would have been… interesting. Then the Death Eaters would probably have gotten me. I don’t exactly run, ever. Yep, I would have been pretty easy to catch and then that would not have been pretty.
2. Mad-Eye Moody
Let’s be completely honest here: Moody really is kind of creepy. I’m sure I could totally be scared to literal death by him. Then there is his whole Unforgivable Curses thing. I am pretty sure Mad-Eye Moody could be the death of me.
3. The First Task
How on earth would I survive a dragon? Unless it could be charmed by my pure awesomeness, I would be done for. I can’t even rely on flying like the wonderful Harry Potter since, you know, heights.
4. The Yule Ball
I don’t like fancy events. I only go to weddings because I care about the happy couple. I never enjoyed high school dances and I doubt Hogwarts would change that. While I can dance (at least the polka and the waltz), I would still have very slim chances to survive the night.
5. The Second Task
I don’t like to swim, at all. In fact, I don’t even own a swimsuit! If I could send my sister to complete the task for me, that would be good. She is the little fish of the family. Though, since I highly doubt such a thing would be allowed, this task would kill me.
6. The Third Task
What? A creepily large hedge maze filled with magical obstacles and creatures who want to kill me, you say? Nope. I’d be dead before Fleur even entered the maze. Please, throw me a nice funeral. Or at least do something to remember my terrible heroics.
Do I honestly need to say more for this one? Seriously? I would not stand a chance against Lord Voldemort and everyone knows it. I’d be dead faster than you can say Cedric Diggory.
In Harry’s place, would you have survived Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire? Or would you have joined me in a wonderful multi-death adventure?Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #4
Publisher: Scholastic (2000)
Paperback (734 pages)
Also by this author: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Also in this series: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Reading Challenges: 2016 Backlist Books, 2016 Re-Reading, Read 2016
The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there are spells to be learnt and (unluckily) Potions and Divination lessons to be attended. But Harry can't know that the atmosphere is darkening around him, and his worst enemy is preparing a fate that it seems will be inescapable ...With characteristic wit, fast-paced humour and marvellous emotional depth, J.K. Rowling has proved herself yet again to be a master story-teller.