In a village called Little Hangelton, a gardener named Frank lived since forever, taking care of the “Riddle House.” One night when he walked down to fill his hot-water bottle, he saw the lights glimmering at the window of the Riddle house. He thought the neighbor boys might have broken in, so he took his stick and walked towards the house. At the end of the passage, a door stood ajar and he walked closer and heard two people talking about Witch and Wizardry. Suddenly, a snake passes by him and Wormtail, the guy inside the room comes to take Frank in.
Miles away, Harry wakes up with a severe pain in his scar. He imagines how his friends would show their concern but he decides to say that to Sirius, his godfather rather than others. Next day, Ron recuses Harry from his boring holiday and goes to Quidditch match along with Hermione and his family. The night of the match turns out to be mayhem when a bunch of people wearing masks come out and casts the sign of Death Eaters in the sky.
While investigating, they find Winky, a house-elf with the wand that was used to cast the sign. The matter becomes worse when they find out that the wand belongs to Harry. Without any further a do, Mr. Bartemius Crouch, owner of Winky, expels her. When the trio heads back to Hogwarts after the holiday, they find Winky and Dobby in the castle’s kitchen. Hermione then starts S.P.E.W – the Society for the Protection of Elvish Welfare – in order to rescue the elves even when everyone kept telling her that they are happy doing it.
Alastor known as Mad Moody, is appointed as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, as he is very experienced Dark Wizard Fighter. He helps and teaches Harry in every way possible and sooner earns his trust. Secondly, the Triwizard Tournament, a competition between the three European wizarding schools takes place at Hogwarts i.e. Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, and Durmstrang. Students have to be over seventeen in order to participate and they’ll have to drop their name in the Goblet of Fire.
On the day of Halloween, each school’s representative is announced. Viktor Krum from Durmstrang, who is also a world-class Quidditch player. Fleur Delacour is chosen from Beauxbatons, and for Hogwarts, it’s Cedric Diggory. The fire keeps burning and mysteriously Harry’s name appears as a fourth champion. Everyone looks mad and surprised especially Ron, as Harry is underage. But as the rule of the tournament, Harry has to perform as his name appeared. This tenses him up a lot.
Adding to his stress, Rita Skeeter, a reporter for the Daily Prophet twists the facts and publishes a really unfair article about Harry.
Fortunately, Harry manages to get through the first Triwizard Tournament task – with a Hungarian Horntail dragon by the help of Hagrid. Afterwards, he also sorts things up with Ron. The second task is Yule Ball where he asks Cho Chang, his crush but turns out she’s already going with Cedric Diggory. So, he winds up with one of the twin Patil sisters. However, Hermione goes to the ball with Viktor Krum, which becomes a reason for Ron and her fight.
Rita Skeeter continues to make trouble that makes Hermione so furious that she resolves to figure out how Rita Skeeter is finding out all of this private information.
Meanwhile, Harry keeps moving through the Triwizard Tournament, helping Cedric, and also with the help of Mad-Eye Moody and Dobby the house-elf. The last task for the tournament is a maze and they have to go through it to get the Triwizard Cup. And whoever reaches the cup first wins.
On the day of the third task, all four champions start to move through the maze. Fluer is the first to be out. Then, hearing Viktor casting the Cruciatus Curse on Cedric shocks Harry. So he stuns Viktor, and he and Cedric keep moving through the maze. Harry and Cedric reach the center of the cup at the same time. They argue a bit about who should take it and end up grabbing the Cup at the same time with mutual agreement. However, the cup happens to be a port key that transports them to a graveyard.
Wormtail and Voldemort both are in the graveyard. Voldemort uses the Killing Curse and murders Cedric. Then, Harry is tied up and Wormtail takes his blood.
They use Voldemort’s father’s grave, a potion made out of Tom Riddle’s bones, Harry’s blood, and Wormtail’s own severed hand to bring Voldemort back to life. It is successful and Voldemort is back with abody.
With Voldemort’s rise, his Death Eaters appear in the graveyard. A duel between him and Harry takes up but something weird happens when both of their wands casts spell.
One by one, the ghosts of people murdered by Voldemort starts to appear out of Harry’s wand. Cedric Diggory, then Frank Bryce, Harry’s mother, and then Harry’s father. The sudden appearances of these ghost buys enough time for Harry to take Cedric’s body and transport themselves back to Hogwarts.
Moody takes Harry to his office and reveals that he was the one who put Harry’s name in the Goblet of Fire under different school name. He accepts that he had been helping Harry get through the three tasks because he wanted Harry to reach the Triwizard Cup first – so that he could be transported to Voldemort’s father’s graveyard and be used in a spell to bring Voldemort back to life. Moody then raises his wand to kill Harry, but Dumbledore followed by McGonagall, and Snape strides into the room. As they watch, the Moody in front of them slowly turns back into his true form: Bartemius Crouch, Jr., who was convicted thirteen years before of being a Death Eater. And finds the real moody in a trunk. They later find out that his father, Bartemius Crouch, Sr., as a favor to his dying mother, took Barty Crouch, Jr. out of prison. But he has been kept under house arrest under the care of their house-elf, Winky. They also find out that Barty was the one who cast the sign of Death Eaters at the match.
Harry gives his evidence that Voldemort has risen again to Professor Dumbledore, who therefore informs Cornelius Fudge, the Minister of Magic. But Fudge refuses to believe it. At the end of school feast, Dumbledore explains what happened in the graveyard as per Harry’s story but nobody took him words seriously. On the train for the summer holidays, Hermione explains how Rita Skeeter is an unlicensed Animagus, a beetle. So Hermione made a deal not to share Rita’s secret as long as Rita Skeeter doesn’t publish any more nasty things about people. The trio bid goodbyes and go back home for holidays.
Moral: According to Richard Bach, “Not being known doesn’t stop the truth from being true.” It is better to face the fact rather than live in denial; sooner or later you have to face it. People who love you may get mad at you but they’ll always come around. Loyalty is everything, when the people around you are loyal to you, trust me you’re the richest of all.