Who is the antagonist and protagonist in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and why?

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The protagonist of story or novel is the hero -- the person we are rooting for or that is the focal point of the story.  Sometimes they can be horrible people, but in this case, the protagonist is Harry Potter.  He is the very special boy who is finally learning...

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The protagonist of story or novel is the hero -- the person we are rooting for or that is the focal point of the story.  Sometimes they can be horrible people, but in this case, the protagonist is Harry Potter.  He is the very special boy who is finally learning the truth about his talents and his place in the world -- a wizarding world he knew nothing of until now.

The antagonsist(s) of a story or novel are the characters who create the conflicts for the protagonists.  There are several characters who fit this bill in the novel. 

The most obvious, and prevasive, is Voldemart who is determined to take over the magical world with his evil ways.  He must destroy Harry in order to do it, and while Harry likes Hogwarts school and his new friends, he doesn't know whom to trust.

Other antagonists in this novel:  The Dursley's -- Harry's aunt and uncle who are his guardians, but who treat him very poorly;  Draco Malfoy -- the bully from Slytherin; Professor Snape whom Harry and the other kids think is trying to hurt Harry (though in the end it is revealed that he was protecting Harry); Professor Quirrel, it is revealed, is the true "bad guy" of the novel as he is the working working for Voldemort  and who wanted the Sorcerer's Stone.

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