|Địa chỉ||Scotland, gần Hogwarts|
|Xuất hiện lần đầu||Harry Potter và Tên tù nhân ngục Azkaban|
Làng Hogsmeade nằm gần trường Hogwarts, là ngôi làng phù thủy duy nhất ở Anh, cư dân nơi đây hoàn toàn là phù thủy và pháp sư. Ngôi làng được thành lập bởi phù thủy Hengist vào thế kỷ 10. Học sinh Hogwarts từ năm 3 trở lên là có thể đi tham quan ngôi làng này vào mỗi cuối tuần dưới sự đồng ý có chữ ký của phụ huynh. Làng Hogsmeade là một trong những địa điểm yêu thích nhất của các học sinh tại Hogwarts.
Miêu tả thêm[sửa]
While we first hear of Hogsmeade in the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, at that point it is simply a passing reference to Hogsmeade Station, the terminus of the Hogwarts Express. That there is an actual town there, and the significance of that town, is not explored until the third book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Located near Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Hogsmeade is "the only non-Muggle settlement in Britain", and the northern terminus of the Hogwarts Express train line from London. It was founded by Hengist of Woodcroft, who was fleeing because of the Muggles' oppression, at about the same time as Hogwarts was founded. Hogwarts students that attend the third year or above may, on selected weekends (so-called Hogsmeade weekends) and with parental permission, visit the town and patronize its many shops.
A memorable feature of Hogsmeade is the Shrieking Shack, infamous as the "most severely haunted building in Britain".
Cửa hàng và tòa nhà[sửa]
- Dervish và Banges: Cửa hàng hữu ích bán và sửa chữa một số dụng cụ phép thuật.
- Dogweed và Deathcap: Cửa hàng chuyên về thảo dược.
- Tiệm nhạc Dominic Maestro: Cửa hàng âm nhạc do Dominic Meastro mở và điều hành.
- Tiệm giẻ vui: Một cửa hàng quần áo cũng bán những đôi tất rất bẩn thỉu, bao gồm cả những đôi tất sẽ hét lên khi chúng quá nặng mùi.
- Tiệm làm tóc: Một tiệm làm tóc đối diện bên kia đường Tiệm công tước mật.
- Bưu cú: Bưu điện của những con cú.
- Ga Hogsmeade: Ga tàu hỏa.
- Tiệm công tước mật: Cửa hàng đồ ngọt.
- Quán bà Puddifoot: Các cặp đôi hẹn hò nhau thường đến quán này.
- Tiệm vạc Ceridwen: Một cửa hàng chuyên về vạc.
- Tiệm bút lông ngỗng Scrivenshaft: Một cửa hàng bán đủ thứ loại bút lông.
- Lều hét: Nơi được cho là đáng sợ nhất nước Anh.
- Quán đầu heo: Một quán rượu tồi tàn của Aberforth Dumbledore (em trai cụ Albus Dumbledore), nơi này có lối đi bí mật đến Phòng Yêu cầu tại Hogwarts.
- Quán ba cây chổi: Quán rượu của bà chủ Madam Rosmerta.
- Tomes và Scrolls: Một cửa hàng sách chuyên dụng được thành lập vào năm 1768.
- Tiệm giỡn Zonko: Một tiệm giỡn nổi tiếng, địa điểm yêu thích của 2 anh em sinh đôi.
Lối đi từ Hogwarts[sửa]
As mentioned, Hogwarts students in their third year and later, with parental permission, may visit Hogsmeade on selected weekends. These Hogsmeade weekends, occurring every month or two, are eagerly anticipated by all eligible students, and the school is practically vacant on those days. Harry is particularly dismayed when he is unable to secure permission from Uncle Vernon, Cornelius Fudge, or Professor McGonagall, and must remain behind while Ron and Hermione head off to sample the joys of the village. Harry does eventually get to the village with assistance from Fred and George, and later is granted permission by his godfather, Sirius Black.
In the article on Prefects, it is noted that Hogwarts is run on a fairly typical boarding school model. In a boarding school situation, the Town visits typified by the Hogsmeade weekend are used as a way of relieving pressure on the students. The school, acting in loco parentis for the students, is responsible for them, and therefore must be able to control them at all times. However, keeping them entirely on the school grounds makes school feel like a prison to the students. Thus, allowing the occasional visit off the school property is a release of tension for the students, and likely for the teachers as well. In the series, it allows the introduction of characters from outside the walls of the school, such as Madam Rosmerta, and to a certain extent also allows stories from outside the school to reach the students. Additionally, it provides a place where students can meet outside the confines of the school buildings, and thus supposedly away from observation by teachers.
In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the town seems to be falling on hard times; in particular, following Katie Bell being injured by a cursed necklace she apparently got in Hogsmeade, all Hogsmeade weekends are canceled. Apparently, Zonko's joke shop closes for lack of business, causing Fred and George to re-think their idea of opening a branch there. The lack of student visits is bound to cause hardship for many other shops in the village as well, including the Three Broomsticks, Honeyduke's, and Madam Puddifoot's, all of which are usually filled to capacity on Hogsmeade weekends.
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the town has been placed under a sunset-to-sunrise curfew by Death Eaters. Anyone on the streets after sunset will trigger an alarm, the Caterwaul, which will summon Death Eaters from where they stand watch, apparently The Three Broomsticks. The Hog's Head, it transpires, is suffered to remain operating as a place where business can be transacted without being watched; while the Death Eaters are not happy about not being in control there, they still have business that they prefer to carry out unmonitored by their fellow wizards, Dark or otherwise. The owner of The Hog's Head is able to face down a squad of Death Eaters by offering to close up shop and leave.
One less-obvious factor in the development of the story is that Hogsmeade allows students to meet with characters who are, if not entirely in the underworld of the Wizarding world, at least somewhat more shady than you would expect to find at the school. In particular, we spend some time within the confines of the seedy Hog's Head Inn pub, and meet with Mundungus Fletcher. Fletcher, and the areas of the Wizarding world in which he dwells, are necessary to make the story universe complete, and given that they have been introduced, will be vital also for Harry to complete his quest.
It is this attention to detail that to a large extent makes the Wizarding world seem so complete. It would be a simpler story if there were only those wizards aligned with Voldemort, and those arrayed against him, but the world would seem to be missing something. Additionally, by painting the world as all either black or white, the author would be diluting her own message. While we see him in many other places, it is in Hogsmeade that we see Fletcher, the opportunist, and how he maneuvers through the world, whether it is the Ministry or Voldemort who is in charge of it; and it is here also that we see the Hog's Head, that survives, not by breaking rules itself, but by turning a blind eye on those who choose to.