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Character Analysis: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s StoneChris Jack MenziesPittsburg State UniversityRunning Head: CHARACTER ANALYSIS1
CHARACTER ANALYSISAbstractNeville Longbottom is one of the main characters in the book Harry Potter. He is a corky person with a fixed mindset. A fixed mindset is “believing that your abilities and qualities are set in stone.” As told in the book, Neville shows several examples when he has a fixed mindset; constantly loses his toad, contemplates situations, and finally scared to stand up to the wrong. Allthese shows the fixed mindset he has instead of the growth mindset he should have. Not until later in the end of the story he starts better himself by changing his mindset and making better decisions like standing up to both Malfoy and his friends. Even though Neville changes his mind set by standing up to his friends and Malfoy, he still has a big fixed mindset.2
CHARACTER ANALYSISA fixed mindset is “someone who thinks their abilities and qualities are carved in stone” (Dweck, 2016). This is said by Carol Dweck in her book Mindset. That one person who thinks