Spite: The Third Task (Book 4, Chapter 31)

Book 4 Chapter 31 HPST Series 2

This week, Matt and Vanessa explore the theme of Spite in Chapter Thirty-One of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss Rita Skeeter's motivation, Harry's growing awareness of the full scope of Voldemort's harm, and Harry/Cedric's spiteful politeness. Throughout the episode we consider the question: when does our spite end up harming us, and when does it alert us to surrounding dangers? Next time we're reading Chapter Thirty-Two, Flesh, Blood, and Bone, through the theme of Intention.