Skip to comments.A Very Harry Ending
Posted on 02/20/2007 2:08:05 PM PST by CholeraJoe
February 18, 2007 -- HARRY Potter is not going to die.
But Professor Snape will.
Harry Potter will not hook up with Hermione. But his best friend will.
And Harry Potter will never see Dumbledore alive again. But Dumbledore will still manage to help him.
How do I know these things about the recently completed seventh and final book in the beloved Harry Potter series?
Like millions of other Potter-loving muggles, Im just guessing. Thats half the fun.
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I'm sorry if you don't appreciate my satire.
Nope, didn't...I think some other Freepers were puzzled, too.
Maybe in "Deathly Hallows" one of the Weasley twins dies in an experiment gone wrong. Like Luna's mom did.
I don't think so, it would probably take out 2/3 of Diagon Alley as well.
Yep, that's what I assumed when I responded to the first post.
But then, further into the thread, CJ, you give specific examples of each of your listed transgressions, and you continue to lump interracial dating in with murder et al. Don't be too surprised if folks get the wrong impression.
FWIW--I get it.
It's a risky thing being a satirist. (sigh)
That was because several people said they didn't remember the listed activities' occurring.
It was Be Kind to the Confunded Day.
As I thread, that's an issue for a different thread, which actually has been settled because Rowling has acknowledged that he is dead. Some of the prose concerning his death seems to include extra details that make you wonder whether or not there was some other plan afoot to fake Dumbledore's death. When I read it the first time, I thought about this: "Severus, I have a great plan. First, you kill me."
He was afraid of death, but that's not the same as inviting death. Another theory that I've heard is that he was already "dead" in some fashion during the last book. And one wonders if he could somehow pull a Phoenix and rise. Renewal is a continual theme even if dead is dead. You can't apparate into or out of Hogwarts, but you can if you hold the tailfeather of a phoenix. So no rule seems to be universal.
But, again, I'll take Rowling at her word. On the other hand, if she was being cryptic and parsing her words and Dumbledore is somehow alive, stick him into my predictions where he is.
And don't forget the girls having the hots for the Firenze.
Yes, but Dumbledore was a case of euthanasia - a mercy killing.
Here, I just thought Rowling was ripping off Tolkien.
Nah, it's the other way around.
I hope not...they are the only funny characters in the series. Except Peeves. Peeves is a riot. Can't wait until July 21!
That must be it.
The Department of Mysteries is involved somehow. :)
I agree with you on Fred and George, they're a hoot!
Tolkien drew from the same sources of mythology.
I don't think so. I think that Tolkien may have pulled from the mythology but Rowling is pulling from Tolkien. Doesn't matter, she has written six great stories. Can't wait for number seven.
Being dead doesn't keep him from communicating with Harry through his portrait or through an as yet undiscovered horcrux or two-way mirror.
By the way, the image in the portrait wouldn't be Dumbledore. It's an image of Dumbledore, with his memories and thought patterns, etc. But if Dumbledore went to whatever great beyond there is beyond this realm, that guy isn't the one in the paintings.
As for horcruxes, I'd find it hard to imagine that Dumbledore would create one. And Dumbledore probably expected to die, which would explain putting so many thoughts into his pensieve and telling Harry about them. He can guide him that way as well.