2.6 Gilderoy Lockhart
We’re coming at you a few hours later than usual with a new episode of Podtrificus Totalus, a Harry Potter podcast done chapter by chapter, book by book.
In chapter six of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Ron gets a Howler from Mrs. Weasley and must deal with his broken wand, Harry unwillingly gets a few lessons in fame from Gilderoy Lockhart, and Hermione cleans up the mess of their incompetent Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher.
We make a number of references to outside sources, which are listed below:
- The Howler trading card
- Fantastically Wrong: The Murderous Plant That Grows From the Blood of Hanged Men on Wired
- Mandrake on the Harry Potter Lexicon
- Falstaff’s reference to mandrakes in Henry IV, Act I, Scene 2
- Falstaff’s reference to mandrakes in Henry IV, Part II, Act III, Scene 2
- The Earl of Suffolk’s reference to mandrakes in Henry VI, Part II, Act III, Scene 2
- Juliet’s reference to mandrakes in Romeo and Juliet, Act IV, Scene 3
- Justin Finch-Fletchley on the Harry Potter Lexicon
- Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter by Galadriel Waters (Ed. Astre Mithrandir; Published by Wizarding World Press in 2003)
- Colin on Behind the Name
- Order of Merlin on Wizarding World
- The Freezing Charm on the Harry Potter Wiki
Our Spell of the Week is the Freezing Charm, which Hermione uses to stop the pixies that Lockhart releases in class.
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