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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Point Me

Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Point Me
Type Spell
Features points North
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

OverviewEdit

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The Point Me charm, or Four-Point-Spell, makes a wand turn so that it points north.

Extended DescriptionEdit

This spell was used by Harry in the Third Task maze in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Knowing that he had to travel roughly north-west from the entrance of the maze to reach the center, he was able to use this charm at several points in the maze to correctly select a direction to travel in.

AnalysisEdit

Basically, this spell is a magical equivalent of a Muggle compass. it is, however, slightly more useful as a wizard will have his wand with him all the time; there is no need to carry a compass in addition to the wand.

QuestionsEdit

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

  1. What would the disadvantage be, to a wizard, of carrying a compass? Is there some reason, apart from the small effort needed to carry an additional item, that a magnetic compass would not work?

Greater PictureEdit

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.