JKR001 Harry Potter - Milestones

This chart attempts to find series-level milestones at even intervals by page. It appears to work. However...

Page Calc Pages Split Pages Book Milestones Quote Range MaL Range MiL Range MiH Range MaH
End page 7   TPS Hook The Dursley's are the last people to be involved in anything strange or mysterious. The Dursley's make a big secret of Mrs. Dursley's sister.     116.6563 226.3125
3516 444.75 112.75 TPS Inciting Incident On the train to Hogwarts, Harry buys candy for himself and Ron. 225.4375 335.0938 554.4063 664.0625
First page 883.5 300.5 TPA Plot Turn 1 Harry conjures a Patronus to save himself and Sirius from the Dementors. 664.1875 773.8438 993.1563 1102.813
7 1322.25 422.25 TGF Pinch 1 Harry, Ron and Hermione have no idea how to get Harry through the Lake task. 1102.938 1212.594 1431.906 1541.563
Prepages 1761 225 TOP Midpoint McGonagal is glad Harry listens to Hermione (the Ministry is interfering at Hogwarts). 1541.688 1651.344 1870.656 1980.313
6 2199.75 663.75 TOP Pinch 2 Hermione and Harry lead Umbridge into the Dark Forest. Hermione is taking the path Harry took to visit Aragog three years before. 1980.438 2090.094 2309.406 2419.063
Page total 2638.5 336.5 THP Plot Turn 2 Dumbledore tells Harry he categorically trusts Snape. 2419.188 2528.844 2748.156 2857.813
3510 3077.25 168.25 TDH Resolution At Grimmauld Place, Lupin tells Harry, Ron and Hermione the Death Eaters are staking out every location connected with Harry. 2857.938 2967.594 3186.906 3296.563
  3516 607 TDH Conclusion No trouble from the scar. All is well. 3296.688 3406.344    
Av Distance                  
438.625                  
Min Range                  
109.65625                  
Max Range                   
219.3125                  

However, I would argue that the true series structure is book- rather than page-based. In narrative, there are six magic numbers: 2 (acts), 3 (acts), 4 (stages), 7 (partition milestones), 8 (sequences) and 9 (miletones). If a series with an overarc is divided into 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 or 9 books, chances are good the books correspond to divisions in the narrative overarc. In Harry Potter's case, there are seven books and they do indeed correspond to divisions in the narrative overarc: the 9 milestones, with the first and last books each containing two.

Book Milestones Quote
TPS Hook Harry Potter is an outcast orphan with a lost inheritance and a dangerous enemy in a secret magical world.
TPS Inciting Incident Harry keeps Voldemort from getting the Philosopher's Stone, but Voldemort will return.
TCS Plot Turn 1 Harry destroys the Voldemort in the diary, but Voldemort will return.
TPA Pinch 1 Voldemort has dangerous allies: Death Eaters and Dementors.
TGF Midpoint Voldemort gets a new body and is able to touch Harry without injury to himself.
TOP Pinch 2 Voldemort still has dangerous allies (Death Eaters and Dementors). There are evil officials in the Ministry.  Sirius is killed. Harry has a psychic connection with Voldemort.
THP Plot Turn 2 Dumbledore is killed. Harry learns about the need to destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes.
TDH Resolution Harry and friends destroy all the Horcruxes. Harry kills Voldemort.
TDH Conclusion Voldemort is truly gone. Harry and friends have quiet, peaceful lives.

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