“The Wizard and The Hopping Pot” is a fairy tale written by the fictional character, Beedle The Bard. Beedle The Bard is a part of the universe of “Harry Potter”, which is written by J.K Rowling.
The story is part of a collection called “The Tales of Beedle The Bard”. Like most other fairy tales from the collection, the story “The Wizard and The Hopping Pot” revolves around this larger than life main character that possesses magical powers.
Beedle the Bard’s stories are in the wizarding world of Harry Potter looked upon as a different branch than regular fairy tales. Yet the main components are the same, we follow the young wizard going through a journey, where his personality grows from narrow to more open minded.
The problem in the story is, that the young wizard is selfish with his magic and he belittles the ordinary folks. So the father ́s enchanted pot starts to hop and nag, and mimic all the villagers ailments, until the young wizard would help them.
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The language in the story is very old-fashioned, even though the story was written in 2007, there is multiple old-fashioned words like “hurriedly” and “brayed”. There are no slang words, but there is some word abridgements that is not used in modern day language. For example there is the word “tis” which is short for “it is”.
As reader we can guess from the beginning, that the story is happening in old days both from the language and the action.