It wasn t the actual tom riddle in the chamber of secrets it was a memory preserved in the diary. Tom riddle speaks in parseltongue and orders the basilisk to kill harry.
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Basilisk harry potter and the chamber of secrets tom riddle. That meant that despite her being a giant snake other parselmouths such as harry potter had no control over her though they still could. For each quote you can also see the other characters and themes related to it each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon like this one. Harry aware of the basilisk s capabilities simply runs away from it as he had no plan to fight a creature that can kill him just by making eye contact.
Harry potter and the chamber of secrets 2002 film. The basilisk escaped inside the school and petrified a few people which included filch s cat mrs. She lived in the chamber of secrets until ginny weasley possessed by part of tom riddle s soul contained in his diary opened the chamber of secrets.
The basilisk could only be controlled by the heir of slytherin tom riddle. This is the third of a three part question on the basilisk plot in harry potter and the chamber of secrets that i m looking for canon compliant explanations for. At one point he captures harry s wand slightly alarming harry but more than anything else rendering him more impatient to get himself and ginny out of the way of the hidden basilisk.
How did tom riddle come to know about the chamber and slytherin s legend and the basilisk. Harry desperately asks tom to help him rescue ginny and escape the chamber of secrets but tom remains where he is speaking in a lofty voice unconcerned about the situation. The basilisk is the creature from the chamber of secrets that has been attacking students book 2 chapter 17.
However snakes lack ears and can only hear things approaching by feeling vibrations. And since the diary was in the chamber the ghost of tom riddle was able to be there as well. By canon compliant i mean within the spirit of canon answers directly from the book s or quotes from j k.
The heir of slytherin the basilisk emerges from the mouth of the statue of salazar slytherin in the chamber of secrets. The monster basilisk quotes in harry potter and the chamber of secrets the harry potter and the chamber of secrets quotes below all refer to the symbol of the monster basilisk. Inside the chamber harry potter found an unconscious ginny a memory of tom riddle preserved by the diary getting stronger by the second and the basilisk.
The crowing of a rooster is fatal to it. The serpent of slytherin1 was a female2 basilisk that was placed by salazar slytherin as the only resident of the chamber of secrets at hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. In the film adaptation of harry potter and the chamber of secrets the basilisk is shown to hear harry potter something that tom riddle s memory also points out.