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What does a flying motorcycle a spoiled dimwitted brat named Dudley a talking hat Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans and mythical creatures all have in common They all make an appearance in JK Rowlings novel Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone A book that tells the epic adventures of a boy named Harry Potter whose miserable eleven years of upbringing by his Aunt and Uncle is abruptly changed out of the blue by his letter of admission to a school that teaches students in the art of magic Through the portrayal of Harrys magical adventure from childhood to his freshman year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardary Rowling chose to implicitly embed themes that criticize society as a whole and induces readers to ponder and reflect the social nature of human interaction Some of the prominent themes that are explored in Philosophers Stone include conformity the divide of rich and poor and the issues with racism and discriminationIn the beginning of the book Rowling decides to develop the characters of Vernon and Petunia Dursley the soon to be guardians of Harry She carefully chooses very subtle yet noticeable key words when describing the Dursley couple Mr and Mrs Dursley of number four Privet Drive were proud to say that they were perfectly normal thank you very much They were the last people youd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious because they just didnt hold with such nonsenseWhen Mr and Mrs Dursley work up on the dull grey Tuesday our story starts there was nothing about the cloudy sky outside to suggest that strange and mysterious things would soon be happening all over the country Mr Dursley hummed as he picked out his most boring tie for work and Mrs Dursley gossiped away happily as she wrestled a screaming Dudley into his highchair Rowling 7-8Within the passage it is clear that Rowling wants to convey to readers that the Dursleys are
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