Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Setting & Symbolism

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Azkaban

Azkaban is the wizarding world's prison. One of its current inmates is Lucius Malfoy, Draco's father.

Privet Drive

Privet Drive is where Dumbledore brought the infant Harry after Voldemort had killed his parents. Part of the protective spell under which Dumbledore had placed Harry involved the blood of a mother's sister. The Dursleys do not treat Harry well. Their home is a respectable but hollow home, where Harry is blamed for everything and given credit for nothing). Privet Drive is more like a prison with a respectable face than a home to Harry. It has, nevertheless, protected him from Voldemort these many years. When Dumbledore drops by to escort Harry back to the wizarding world, he tells the Dursleys that Harry will stay with them one last time.

The Burrow.

The Burrow is the home of the Weasleys. Even with much stricter security, it is a place...

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