Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme hosted by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts and Me @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! How to join up & upcoming topics here.
Hello and welcome to the last official Harry Potter Moment of Harry Potter Month! Had I known how the topics would fall, I might have tried to pick a more fitting or all-encompassing topic but I guess we'll have to work with what we have:
How did Quirrell add to the overall storyline?
I think that Quirrell is more of a causal character, meant to disclose things about Voldemort. Quirrell's presence reveals a lot about Voldemort's motives, his powers and his personality than it does about Quirrell himself By the time we are introduced to Quirrell, he is already doing Voldemort's bidding and it isn't long before he becomes Voldemort's vessel which is very telling of Voldemort's power and ambition.
Quirrell as a character does a great job at showing what Voldemort is willing to do to gain a body back. It shows how the weak and those searching for power will constantly be easy prey for the Dark Side and it shows Voldemort's complete disregard for human life...even if they're on his side. He'll sacrifice them in a heartbeat. I think Quirrell also serves as a means of introducing younger readers to Voldemort and the danger Harry already faces without being as scary as Voldemort in the flesh!
What do you guys think?